Belarusian supermarket chain Eurotorg reports 5% increase in sales to $1.2bn in 6M19

bne IntelliNews October 15, 2019

The biggest supermarket chain in Belarus Eurotorg (aka Euroopt) reported that sales were up 11.9% year-on-year to BYN2.4bn in local currency terms and up 5.1% y/y to $1.2bn in dollar equivalent in the first six months of this year.

Belarus president steps up anti-NATO rhetoric

bne IntelliNews October 14, 2019

Belarusian authoritarian President Aleksandr Lukashenko pledges to prepare a joint response with Russia to NATO's major drills in Europe, which should take place next year.

Russia blocks booming suspicious coal exports to Ukraine via Belarus

Sergei Kuznetsov in Minsk October 9, 2019

The Russian authorities have been blocking exports of coal from its territory to Ukraine through the territory of neighbouring Belarus, according to the Ukrainian Ministry of Energy and Coal Mining.

The Eurasian Union meets Velvet Revolution in Armenia

Eurasianet October 4, 2019

Prime Minister Nikol Pashinian managed a delicate balancing act while hosting his authoritarian allies in Yerevan.

Uzbekistan has decided to join EEU says Russian official

Kanat Shaku in Almaty October 3, 2019

Senate speaker states “Uzbek president has made a decision” to apply for membership of the Moscow-led trade bloc.