According to German observers, a cautious turn to the West Minsk was forced to go because of the conflict with Moscow.
German Süddeutsche Zeitung notes that for the past 16 years Lukashenko rules state that borders with the EU and thus remains for many terra incognita. However, in recent weeks, Lukashenko has made the country something like "open days" for the high western politicians, journalists, businessmen …
It seems that with brotherly Russia Lukashenko quarreled, and therefore of particular importance for Minsk now takes on the West. The West, in turn, are interested in the fact that this time the presidential elections in Belarus were honest. So he promised to advance Minsk assistance in the amount of 3 billion euros.
According to the publication Financial Times Deutschland, conflict with Moscow Minsk made a U-turn cautious start to the West. Recently, for the first time in 15 years, visited Belarus Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle. Lukashenko also offered to European investors to be active in his country.
While talking to journalists, the Belarusian leader Lukashenko said Moscow, they say, can not get used to the fact that Belarus — is a sovereign, independent state, and why the Kremlin has once again shown its true face.
In connection with the announcement of the presidential administration Medvedev on what Russia does not recognize the results of the presidential elections in Belarus on 19 December, when they will not be free and fair, Lukashenko said that Belarus does not insist on such recognition.
Meanwhile edition Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung, which is issued by the President of the German homeland, a member of the Christian Democratic Union and Christian Wulff is in the so-called conservative political mainstream, today placed the article on the "secret of the Belarusian economic miracle."
The newspaper notes that Belarus for 16 years of Lukashenka has made some economic and social progress. IMF approves reforms that holds Minsk, and the gradual privatization of the country. According to the UN, in Belarus, in comparison with other CIS countries, a high standard of living, and the average monthly income for the last 10 years has increased from 20 dollars to two-hundred twenty-fifth in the past year, the average monthly salary increased to about $ 350.
The publication cites the German Bundestag deputy CDU Schirmbeck George, who has repeatedly visited Belarus and notes the positive development of the country in the field of agriculture and forestry. The politician is convinced that, together with Ukraine, Belarus can make a "huge contribution to poverty alleviation in globally. "