We at CASE Belarus do not find any legal limitations or negative implications for the EU’s unilateral liberalisation of trade in services with Belarus for 12 to 24 months. If implemented, we believe that free trade in services can help fair Belarusian business much more than the direct financial assistance.
This would, of course, significantly reduce the immediate strain on public finances. However, this would not be a good reason for the government to consider any sort of a large- scale privatization.
Number of circular migrants from Belarus to the EU is up to 70.000, according to our recent joint report with CASE