All trends

Belarus-West relations

European politicians visit Minsk during the 2019 European Games

June 17 – June 23

Minsk extends cooperation with “Old Europe”

June 10 – June 16

Belarus further develops bilateral relations with individual Western states

June 3 – June 9

Progress reported in reaching agreements with the European Union

May 27 – June 2

Belarus develops bilateral relations with individual EU states in response to stagnating Belarus-EU relations

May 20 – May 26

A decade of the Eastern Partnership failed to bring significant improvements in relations between Belarus and the EU

May 13 – May 19

Minsk fails to lift barriers to further normalization with the EU

May 6 – May 12

Belarus ploughs around to resolve outstanding issues with the West

April 29 – May 5

Stepped-up dialogue with the West continues without significant results

April 22 – April 28

“Old” Europe discovers Belarus

April 15 – April 21

Belarus seeks new opportunities in the West, including in the security field

April 8 – April 14

A lull in relations with the West

April 1 – April 7

Затишье на западном направлении

April 1 – April 7

Kurz’s visit signals about the normalization with the West and the end of Belarus’s isolation

March 25 – March 31

Minsk further enhanced contact building with the West

March 18 – March 24

Media coverage of Belarus’ relations with the West has sharply deteriorated

March 11 – March 17

High-level contacts between Belarus and the West have increased in number

March 4 – March 10

Normalization with the West is ongoing despite the negative legacy

February 25 – March 3

“Issues in relations with the EU are not chronic”

February 18 – February 24

Myasnikovich’s visit to Poland may give a boost to Belarusian-European relations

February 11 – February 17

Lithuania remains the main threat to the normalization with the West

February 4 – February 10

Minsk consistently strengthens business relations with EU states avoiding “sharp corners”

January 21 – January 27

Belarus is ready to cooperate with those states which do not impose cooperation terms

January 14 – January 20

Minsk made an important step to exchange ambassadors with the United States

January 7 – January 13

Review 2018: inching ahead

January 7 – January 13

‘Big guns’ are out

December 10 – December 16

Belarus actively interacts with the West, yet key agreements have not been signed

December 3 – December 9

Belarus deepens relations with some EU member states on economic and security matters

November 26 – December 2

Minsk started gaining long-awaited benefits from the normalization with the EU

November 19 – November 25

Belarus-EU: extending cooperation in a small way

November 12 – November 18

Belarus uses formal and informal channels to improve relations with the United States

November 5 – November 11

Minsk seeks to become a reliable partner for the United States

October 29 – November 4

Trade turnover and contacts with Western states enhanced

October 22 – October 28

Minsk once again seeks to deepen relations with the EU, however, without sacrifices

October 15 – October 21

Minsk stages a comeback as a point for discussions on international security

October 8 – October 14

Engagement with the West continues, however old challenges remain

October 1 – October 7

Normalisation with the West is ongoing, Minsk, however, is not ready to abandon its interests

September 24 – September 30