A joint Bruegel – CASE Belarus webinar on “Belarusian Economic Reforms” discussed the key economic challenges faced by Belarus today.
The rigged presidential elections held on 9 August 2020 triggered the unprecedented wave of popular protests in Belarus, which demanded democratization. However, parallelly to the need of political changes Belarus also requires deep economic reforms. The economy of Belarus remains the least reformed in Central and Eastern Europe, that is, it still has substantial structural and institutional legacies of central planning and command system. Since 2012, the economy has stopped growing. It struggles with continuous macroeconomic imbalances caused, among others, by loss-making unreformed state-owned enterprises, which have led to cyclical macroeconomic crises. Country remains dependent on external aid, in the first instance, of Russia.
When: Friday, November 13, 2020
You can also watch the webinar on Bruegel webpage