UK Added Lukashenko and his to the Sanction List

The FINANCIAL -- The Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office have updated the UK Sanctions List on GOV.UK. This list includes the President of Belarus, his son and six other senior government officials judged to be responsible for rigging the August presidential poll and suppressing…

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Belarusian police detained 47 journalists

Belarusian police detained 47 local and international journalists preparing to cover protests in Minsk and Brest, on Thursday. According to the European Federation of Journalists the police confiscated their telephones and identity documents. The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) considers these arbitrary…

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Zurabishvili Sworn-in as New President

The FINANCIAL -- Salome Zurabishvili, 66, was sworn in as Georgia’s fifth president for a six-year term on December 16 in an oath-taking ceremony in the eastern Georgian town of Telavi.…

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The European Investment Bank to lend EUR 30m to TBC Bank

The FINANCIAL — The European Investment Bank (EIB) has agreed to lend EUR 30m to TBC Bank, the largest bank in Georgia, in order to broaden the access to finance of Georgian small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), which represent more than 90%…

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Belarus determined grain procurement volumes for state needs

The FINANCIAL -- Ministry of Agriculture and Food of Belarus determined the volumes of agricultural products and raw materials for state needs in 2016. The corresponding statement No 42 as of December 10, 2015 was published at the web-site of the Ministry.…

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French Consumer Confidence Steady in December

The FINANCIAL -- French consumer confidence was stable in December for the third consecutive month, statistics showed on January 6, belying concerns that the November terror attacks would rattle households in the eurozone's second- largest economy, according to Nasdaq.…

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