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Belarus: Politics and Economy Update

Categories: Eastern & Central Europe, Russia, Ukraine, Development, Digital Activism, Economics & Business, Elections, Freedom of Speech, Governance, Human Rights, International Relations, Law, Politics, Protest, Technology

Belarus Digest reports on the ongoing political repressions [1] in Belarus; the governement's plan “to introduce censorship on the Internet [2] about a year before the next presidential election”; the new price of Belarusian entry visa [3] (if issued at the airport) – 180 euro; and Heritage Foundation's Index of Economic Freedom [4], which places Belarus (#150) ahead of Ukraine (#162) [5].