All trends

Belarus-West relations

Minsk has advanced its interests in the West, yet there were no immediate results

March 12 – March 18

Belarus’ dialogue with the West is ongoing, yet Minsk is not ready to step it up by making meaningful concessions

March 5 – March 11

Minsk uses every opportunity to convey its position on the international arena

February 26 – March 4

EU rhetoric has worsened

February 19 – February 25

No changes in relations with the West, but parties show understanding of each other’s interests

February 12 – February 18

Relations with the West have reached a “plateau” and would develop within existing frameworks

February 5 – February 11

Normalisation with the West is still on the table

January 29 – February 4

West strengthens criticism of Belarus on human rights issues, freedom of expression and political freedoms

January 22 – January 28

The dynamics of Belarus’ relations with the West may slow down

January 15 – January 21

In relations with the West, Belarus plans to adhere to the previously outlined normalisation plan

January 8 – January 14

Annual review 2017: stable normalization and tactics of small steps in relations with the West

January 1 – January 7

The Belarus-EU normalisation process is slow, significant qualitative changes have not been achieved

December 11 – December 17

Minsk continues to seek normalization of relations with the West

December 4 – December 10

Practical cooperation between Belarus and the EU is expanding amid decreased political contacts

November 27 – December 3

The Eastern Partnership Summit has advanced Belarusian-European relations half a step

November 20 – November 26

Neither Belarus, nor the EU can offer steps to give momentum to the normalisation process

November 13 – November 19

Minsk deepens bilateral relations with European countries, disregarding appeals by international organisations

November 6 – November 12

The West and Minsk: small albeit non-systemic moves forward

October 30 – November 5

The West and Minsk are ready to expand the dialogue and make it more practical

October 23 – October 29

The Belarusian-European dialogue is ongoing in the routine of critical conditionality and pragmatic interaction

October 16 – October 22

European Union is ready to interact with Belarus on highest political level

October 9 – October 15

Belarus sends signals to West to boost economic cooperation

October 2 – October 8