MINSK, June 29, 2007 (RFE/RL) -- Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and his Belarusian counterpart, Alyaksandr Lukashenka, say they want to step up cooperation between their countries.
June 28, 2007 (RFE/RL) -- With the December deadline for signing a new gas-supply contract approaching, Ukrainian and Russian officials have been holding preliminary meetings to sound each other out.
Nationwide local elections in Moldova involved a little of everything: meter-long ballots, dirty politics, and surprise results.
MINSK, June 25, 2007 (RFE/RL) -- Prosecutors in Belarus say they have charged the former head of the country's state-run oil processing company with corruption and other offenses.
A new type of media censorship has taken hold in the countries of the former Soviet Union, a new report says.
The former communist countries of Central and Eastern Europe have become the beleaguered Belarusian opposition's best friends.
Belarusian exports like BelAZ dump trucks will be affected (ITAR-TASS)
June 21, 2007 -- Belarus has described a European Union decision to place punitive trade measures on Minsk as "short-sighted."
A recent EU decision to end trade preferences for Belarus is about to go into effect.
Countries in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union are facing an economic crisis of unprecedented proportion as their populations are rapidly age and shrink at the same time.
June 20, 2007 (RFE/RL) -- Countries in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union need to act now to avert an economic catastrophe brought on by rapidly aging populations, a World Bank report says.
June 20, 2007 -- The United States says it is disappointed that the UN Human Rights Council has ended the mandates of independent experts who studied the rights records of Belarus and Cuba.
June 19, 2007 - Adrian Severin, who served as the United Nations' Special Monitor on Belarus, said the UN Human Rights Council is sending a "wrong and worrying" message to Minsk by deciding not to renew his mandate.