All trends

Society and political parties

Some parties mobilize activists to protect Kurapaty; “Tell the Truth” aims to establish a dialogue with Russian counterparts

May 28 – June 3

Trade unions are preparing to defend ‘social dependants’; political parties are attempting to influence the Belarusian-European agenda

May 21 – May 27

Environmental protests in Brest put forward political demands; the competition for leadership in the opposition has enhanced

May 14 – May 20

Political parties and civil society gain experience in legislative initiative, disloyal pro-Kremlin movement is taking shape

May 7 – May 13

The hunger strike of mothers has prompted a revision of anti-drug crimes; protest movement has subsided

April 30 – May 6

Political parties have failed to mobilise participants for Chernobyl Path; civil society has attempted to diversify approaches to commemorating the Chernobyl accident

April 23 – April 29

Political parties focus on domestic political agenda, while civil society resists amendments to the Media Law

April 16 – April 22

No unity among the opposition over a possible referendum; crowdfunding of public projects has beaten a record

April 16 – April 22

The opposition prepares for the Chernobyl Path march, media community stands against restrictions on online media

April 2 – April 8

The opposition discusses strategies, civil society and entrepreneurs oppose major lobbies

March 26 – April 1

Commemoration of Freedom Day was held despite increased tensions among the opposition

March 19 – March 25

Civil society is preparing for major Freedom Day celebrations, some parties are attempting to prompt changes in the judiciary and the mass events legislation

March 12 – March 18

Freedom Day celebrations successfully raise funds through crowdfunding; the split in the opposition has anchored

March 5 – March 11

Online activists raise funds for Freedom Day celebrations; the opposition has divided

February 26 – March 4

Parties have not recognised the local election results; regional bloggers have gained political weight

February 19 – February 25

The opposition failed to mobilise voters but organised a convincing observation

February 12 – February 18

Parties mobilise supporters for elections and observation; civil society anticipates an agreement with the authorities on Freedom Day celebrations

February 5 – February 11

Parties attempt to politicise the elections; tension between investors and local residents has grown

January 29 – February 4

Civil society opposes the blocking of Charter-97, opposition candidates start campaigning

January 22 – January 28

Political parties join forces to celebrate Freedom Day; opposition candidates start campaigning

January 15 – January 21

Parties hardly managed to mobilise their activists for the elections, and green initiatives have gained popularity in the confrontation with investors

January 8 – January 14

Annual review 2017: civil society and political parties moved beyond the oppositional agenda

January 1 – January 7

Political parties and civic activists launched election campaigns

December 11 – December 17

Civic initiatives successfully negotiate the local agenda with the authorities and political parties agree on the division of electoral districts

December 4 – December 10

Political parties boost election campaigning, human rights activists reiterate the political prisoners issue

November 27 – December 3

Right Centrists fortify positions in the European Parliament and Tell The Truth! in the regions

November 20 – November 26

The opposition has failed in promoting the electoral agenda in the Belarusian-European dialogue, however succeeded in spotlighting economic reforms

November 13 – November 19

People are ready to support high-profile public initiatives, and protest leaders suspend street activism

November 6 – November 12

Tell the Truth! has made proposals to the army and the opposition proposed its vision of the Belarusian-European agenda at Euronest

October 30 – November 5

Belarusian political parties are preparing for the local elections, and law enforcement is prompted by human rights activists and the EU to avoid new political prisoners

October 23 – October 29

Civil society has prompted the authorities to revise the information policy

October 16 – October 22

Civil society has bearing on agenda of Belarusian authorities and opposition enhances propensity towards conflict

October 9 – October 15

Impact of civic initiatives on local agendas and cultural information policy has increased

October 2 – October 8