Contents tagged with Union State

  • Belarus reveals unexpected details of integration plan with Russia

    In 2019, Russia proposed to Minsk to transfer 95% of the power to the supranational level as part of the integration between the two countries, said the Belarusian Ambassador to Russia Vladimir Semashko.

    He called such a proposal “a complete surrender”, BelTA reports. According to the diplomat, the document assumed "giving up everything," leaving Minsk a few points - for example, the right to call law enforcement agencies “militsiya”, not police.

    Semashko noted that equality is important in …

  • Number of Belarusian supporters of union with Russia down by a third

    The number of Belarusian citizens who support the idea of a union state with Russia has declined by 20 percentage points in the last year, Kommersant reports, citing the results of a sociological study by Andrey Vardomatsky’s Belarusian Analytical Workshop.

    While at the start of 2019, more than 60% of Belarusians advocated a union with Russia, by December this figure had dropped to nearly 40%.

    At the same time, sociologists have been observing a growth in the number of supporters of Belarus …

  • Russia and Belarus to create joint Parliament and Government

    Belarusian Ambassador to Russia Vladimir Semashko said that Russian President Vladimir Putin and Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko agreed to create a joint Parliament and government as part of the Union State.

    "The presidents agreed that the stated goals are ambitious, and they should not change. These goals include the transition to unified tax legislation, the creation of common markets for oil, gas, and electricity, the creation of a single Parliament and government with executive …