The results of the ongoing normalization in relations between the EU and Belarus have been very modest, as have the domestic changes, which the turn in the European policy was intended to assist. Meanwhile, Moscow reacted to Alexander Lukashenko’s perceived “drift to the West” by toughening its approach towards Minsk. A new crisis in the east of Europe may be in the making.

Arkady Moshes
Programme Director - The EU's Eastern Neighbourhood and Russia research programme
Ryhor Nizhnikau
Senior Research Fellow - The EU's Eastern Neighbourhood and Russia Research Programme