№066 Systemic crisis in Alexander Lukashenko's regime Cover Image

№066 Systemic crisis in Alexander Lukashenko's regime
№066 Systemic crisis in Alexander Lukashenko's regime

Author(s): Kamil Kłysiński
Subject(s): Governance, Developing nations, Geopolitics, Corruption - Transparency - Anti-Corruption
Published by: Ośrodek Studiów Wschodnich im. Marka Karpia
Keywords: Alexander Lukashenko; Belarus
Summary/Abstract: Measures undertaken by the Belarusian government in the areas of the economy, internal affairs and foreign policy in recent months have proven increasingly ineffective. Despite the deteriorating macroeconomic situation, Minsk is not implementing the reforms necessary to combat the crisis and its activity is limited only to feigned actions and administrative regulations. As a result, the economic situation is worsening but the chances of obtaining external loans as support, for example from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), are decreasing. At the same time there is mounting fear among the regime of social unrest, therefore by raising salaries of the least well-off groups of citizens it is trying to compensate for the increased costs of living. On the other hand, the government is extending the scope of control over society and competences of enforcement bodies.

  • Page Count: 6
  • Publication Year: 2011
  • Language: English