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By Sławomir Sierakowski - Sep 05,2020
MINSK — Belarusian university students marked the start of the academic year on September 1 by announcing a strike.
By Sławomir Sierakowski - Sep 02,2020
MINSK — Things are not going Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko’s way. Since the fraudulent presidential election on August 9, the security services have been trying to carry out Lukashenko’s order to end the peaceful protests against his regime.
By Sławomir Sierakowski - Aug 30,2020
MINSK — On August 25, the anniversary of Belarus’ declaration of independence from the USSR, the country’s peaceful protesters enjoyed a brief respite.
By Sławomir Sierakowski - Aug 26,2020
MINSK — After weeks of nationwide protests over a fraudulent election on August 9, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko seems to have realised that he has lost popular support for good.
By Sławomir Sierakowski - Aug 24,2020
WARSAW — As expected, the European Parliament has torn into the European Council’s recently agreed budget and pandemic-response package.
By Sławomir Sierakowski - Aug 15,2020
MINSK — The protests that have roiled Belarus since Sunday’s stolen presidential election are evolving, with mass demonstrations giving way to more dispersed mobilisations on the model pioneered in Hong Kong.
By Sławomir Sierakowski - Aug 12,2020
MINSK — Belarusian opposition leaders knew beforehand that they would be protesting the falsified result of the presidential election this past weekend, and had already adopted three governing principles.
By Sławomir Sierakowski - Feb 08,2020
BERLIN — When French President Emmanuel Macron visited Poland on February 3-4, he touched only briefly on the topic of judicial independence, mentioning Poland’s dispute over that issue with the European Commission, but not with France.
By Sławomir Sierakowski - Jan 29,2020
BERLIN — Reporting on a recent conference in Berlin to discuss the conflict in Libya, one of Germany’s largest newspapers, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, notes that, “the days when America dominated the Middle East are over”.
By Sławomir Sierakowski - Jul 30,2019
WARSAW — The conventional wisdom about European Commission President-elect Ursula von der Leyen’s confirmation by the European Parliament this month is that central and eastern European populists pushed her over the line. That is wrong.

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