The city of Minsk is set to host the second ever European Games in late June. The organisers give a glimpse into what one can expect from one of the biggest sporting events in Europe.
Focus looks at how Belarus capital Minsk is gearing up for the European Games, readying transport and venues which are set to leave a lasting legacy.
In the latest episode of Metropolitans, Euronews reporter Damon Embling visits Minsk – the capital of Belarus – as it gears up to host this summer’s European Games. Thousands are expected to visit the city. But what awaits them?
Belarus is gambling its future on an information technology economic boom.
Street protests in Belarus against a new tax on part-time workers spread on Sunday from Minsk to other towns.
The RIA news agency quotes the Russian Foreign Ministry as saying the order is temporary. Russian officials are also quoted as saying the order corresponds with international law.
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In a rare open protest against the government in Belarus, hundreds of activists have called for the nation’s flag to be changed back to the one adopted after the collapse of the soviet…
Ukraine guarantees to observe a ceasefire in the country’s war-torn eastern region of Donbass for at least seven days, according to Germany’s foreign minister who made the announcement after a meeting
The German foreign minister has voiced his dissatisfaction over the slow pace of progress in resolving the conflict in the war-torn east of Ukraine, saying that progress was urgently…
Italy has refused to back an expected six-month extension of EU economic sanctions against Russia. It comes as a surprise to officials in Brussels as
America is urging Ukraine to cut what it describes as the “cancer of corruption.” During a visit to the country, US Vice President Joe Biden said the
With no sign improvement of the security situation in eastern Ukraine, President Petro Poroshenko is continuing his diplomatic tour of Europe to call
While fighting has started up again in eastern Ukraine, Sloviansk seems to have calmed down. Swiss RSI. In Donetsk, there has been new fighting in
The first working day of the G7 summit in Germany has led to some financial pledges and firm commitments.
Climate change and the threat posed by radical extremism were discussed by the leaders of the
Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov says Ukraine deliberately escalated fighting in the east of the country ahead of the G7 Summit taking place in
The head of the so-called Donetsk People's Republic Denis Pushilin has told euronews that his separatist movement remains committed to the Minsk peace agreement, despite ongoing ceasefire violations.
Separatists in the east of Ukraine are threatening to breach the ceasefire if Kyiv fails to adopt measures giving the break-away regions special status.
The United Nations Security Council on Tuesday called on all parties in eastern Ukraine to stop fighting and implement a European-brokered peace deal
Ten kilometers from Debaltseve lies the small town of Vuhlehirsk captured by rebels earlier this month. Local residents now believe the Ukrainian
Ukraine government forces remain dug-in, encircled by pro-Russian rebels, leaving a European brokered peace plan on the verge of collapse. Fighting
Ahead of the ceasefire, at least two buildings in the town of Artemivsk were shelled resulting in fires that took hours to put out. Debaltseve, a strategic rail hub, has also seen fierce fighting in r
Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko believes there are no guarantees the ceasefire deal agreed in the Belarus capital on Thursday will actually take
Mobilised and caught in the conflict in what is supposed to be the countdown to the guns falling silent in the east of Ukraine. Government forces in
There was little optimism in the Ukranian capital as people gave their reactions to the ceasefire agreed in Minsk.
A breakthrough in Minsk as Putin announces a ceasefire deal following marathon talks to end the fighting in east Ukraine. The Russian president said