Belarus is one of the 16 partner countries whose relations with the EU are framed by the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP). However, no ENP action plan has been adopted yet. This country page presents information on DG ECFIN’s activities and economic cooperation with Belarus.
DG ECFIN conducts regular analysis on macroeconomic and financial developments in Belarus.
The EU and Belarus regularly hold bilateral macroeconomic dialogues, which provide both partners with an opportunity to exchange views on their respective economic situations and outlooks, and on the major structural challenges that they face. The fifth EU-Belarus Technical Dialogue on Economic and Financial Issues was held in Minsk on 8 June 2016. During the discussions with the authorities, the European Commission presented the EU economic outlook based on the latest economic forecast. On their side, the Belarusian authorities presented the policy measures introduced to cushion the negative external shocks the country experienced in 2014-2015 and to address internal imbalances. Talks focused on the ambitious structural reform agenda the Belarusian authorities are implementing in order to reduce external vulnerabilities and pave the way for sustainable, productivity-led growth. The cooperation of Belarus with international financial institutions, including progress in the negotiations with the IMF on a new programme, was also discussed.
The links below provide additional information on EU-Belarus relations: