Weekly Summaries

24th of August – 30th of August

Updates on the protests in Belarus

On Sunday the 23rd of August thousands of people gathered in Minsk, the capital of Belarus, to protest against President Aleksandr Lukashenko. Although the total number of participants may have been well over 100 thousand, there were no arrests or clashes between the protestors and the police. However, on Monday the 23rd of August, security forces arrested two high-profile opposition forces. Furthermore, President Putin of Russia warned the protestors in Belarus by saying that he ordered the creation of a special force of officers at the request of Belarus’ President Lukashenko.

By Lilly

Hi everyone! My name is Lilly and I am a high school student based in Germany, where I am currently enrolled in the IB diploma programme. Aside from founding EconIR WEB, I am also the President of JEC Berlin. Being a student who has a deep interest and passion for economics and international relations myself, I know how challenging it can be to find ways to engage with your areas of interest. Therefore, I created EconIR WEB. I hope that through EconIR WEB we will be able to build a strong community of students who share the same passion. Cant wait for you to join!