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Intellectual Belarus 2040

Ideas about future economic growth in Belarus

During the Congress of Scientists in Minsk on December 12 and 13, 2017 the academic elite of the country adopted the draft strategy “Science and Technology: 2018 - 2040”. The Congress was attended by more than 2.000 delegates from Belarus and about 500 international guests from the leading foreign academies of sciences and scientific and research centres. more…

Dr. Wolfgang Sender | January 29, 2018

Forced marriage rather than strategic partnership

OBSERVATIONS RELATED TO THE STATE OF RELATIONS BETWEEN BELARUS AND CHINA IN THE ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL CONTEXT

For about two years the Republic of Belarus has been increasingly searching for the improved political and economic relations with the West. The Belarusian concept of multi-vectoral foreign policy implicates that together with better relations with the European Union, Minsk shall at the same maintain its strategic partnership with Russia. Additionally, another actor is becoming more and more prominent for Belarus: the People’s Republic of China. But at the moment the Minsk-Beijing relationship is still far from being a real partnership. more…

Dr. Wolfgang Sender | January 28, 2018

Everything on Bitcoin and Blockchain

BREAKTHROUGH FOR DIGITALIZATION OF THE BELARUSIAN ECONOMY?

After a prosperous IT industry established itself in the Belarusian capital city of Minsk over the past years, the government now strives to boost the location’s attractiveness for high-tech enterprises through an openly liberal legislative package. The goal: to catapult Belarus to the forefront of IT. more…

Dr. Wolfgang Sender | December 29, 2017

Minsk comes to an agreement with Brussels

BELARUS AFTER THE FIFTH EASTERN PARTNERSHIP SUMMIT OF THE EU

The rapprochement process between Belarus and the European Union, which started in 2015, gains new momentum thanks to the Eastern Partnership Summit in November 2017. Further tangible progress now to expected — if Belarus remains active going forward. more…

Dr. Wolfgang Sender | December 21, 2017

Tensions between Moscow and Minsk

What the West ought to do now

After Minsk introduced a minor visa liberalization for foreigners within the framework of its gradual opening towards the West in the past months, political tension between Russia and Belarus have been mounting. What is this caused by and which scenarios exist for the West therein? more…

Dr. Wolfgang Sender | February 20, 2017


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