Transparency International says government crackdowns on NGOs and media are associated with higher levels of corruption and most countries are "moving too slowly" to combat graft.
The legal adviser to the European Union’s top court says that Poland broke the law by authorizing logging in one of the continent’s oldest forests.
The European Union has called on Belarus to immediately work on a "serious and comprehensive" reform of the election law and processes following local elections in the country.
The state prosecutor has asked a Belarusian court to sentence an activist who took part in protests against a law obliging the unemployed to pay taxes on "social parasites" to four years in prison.
A Belarusian activist filmed himself voting multiple times in local elections, after reading how the authorities were planning to perpetrate voting fraud.
The Supreme Court of Belarus has rejected an appeal from a Japanese military-history buff who is in prison on arms-smuggling charges after he brought antique gun parts into the country.
A Belarusian journalist has been charged with resisting law enforcement officers after an altercation in which his employer, the TV channel Belsat, says he was beaten by police.
Oleksandr Abramenko has won Olympic freestyle skiing gold for Ukraine in the men's aerials competition at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
A Belarusian activist who took part in rallies against a law obliging the unemployed to pay taxes on "social parasites" is on trial in Minsk on a charge of attacking a police officer.
European Union diplomats have decided to extend the EU arms embargo on Belarus by another year but to make an exception for small-caliber sport guns.
The Supreme Court of Belarus says it has started the trial of a Ukrainian journalist charged with espionage.
A Belarusian court has convicted three journalists of hate crimes over articles they wrote for a Russian news agency, ruling that the stories risked inciting ethnic discord by belittling Belarus.