Anders Åslund, Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council and author of the book “Ukraine: What Went Wrong and How to Fix It.” writes about the Russian proposal to restructure the $3 billion Eurobond lent to former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych as well as how Putin has changed the G-20 agenda from being dominated by Ukraine to having been taken over by Syria.
Thursday, November 19, the Jarl Hjalmarson Foundation arranged the conference Russia’s Direction – Putin’s Objectives & the European Response. The conference was well attended and received high rating from the participants.
Jarl Hjalmarson Foundation has the pleasure of welcoming you to the conference Russia’s Direction – Putin’s Objectives & the European Response at Clarion Hotel Sign in Stockholm, Thursday, November 19. Read more about the programme and how to participate below. (more…)
Investigative journalist and author Svetlana Alexievich to receive the 2015 Nobel Prize in Literature. “They pretend I don’t exist”, “I am not published [in Belarus], and I cannot speak publicly anywhere.” says Alexievich, a vocal critic of totalitarianism.
Lukashenka’s refusal to building a contentious air base on Belarusian territory may have an impact on the upcoming Belarusian election and future.
Anders Åslund, Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council and author of the book “Ukraine: What Went Wrong and How to Fix It.” writes about Ukraines need to privatize failing state-owned enterprises and how it will reduce corruption and save money.
An in-depth article on the Ukrainian gas market, its corruption and the need for de-monopolisation has been published by The Centre for Eastern Studies (OSW).
The Russian politician Leonid Gozman describes the developments in Russia and what life might be like after Putin, in an article published by Atlantic Council.
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has released six opposition leaders from jail.
Among the six political prisoners was Nikolai Statkevich, who was imprisoned alongside nine other opposition leaders after running against Lukashenko in Belarus’ 2010 presidential election.
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Deutsche Welle article
Statement by High Representative/Vice President Federica Mogherini and Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, Johannes Hahn, on the release of political prisoners in Belarus