European Games 2019

Opening of the European Games in Minsk / Euroradio​

Belarus spent $420 million to organize the 2nd European Games. The initial plan was to spend 50 million dollars.

Belarus has spent unexpectedly a lot of public funds for the organization of the 2nd European Games 2019 in Minsk.

Alyaksandr Lukashenka and Vladimir Putin/ Reuters

The Russian President will attend the closing ceremony of the II European Games on June 30.

Winner of the II European Games Elvira German / Belta

The Belarusian gymnastics team have won two gold medals.

Final training sessions ahead of the 2nd European Games / Raman Pratasevich, Euroradio

6 000 athletes will live in the student village's dormitories in the south-west of Minsk, while students were relocated.

Belarus athletes will receive from the government almost 5000 US dollars for a gold medal of the 2nd European Games in Minsk.

A screengrab from Belarus 5 TV footage /

Public information officials say off the record white-red-white flags will be allowed but their boss does not confirm officially.

Alyaksandr Zhylnikau and Vyachaslau Suharka in Supreme Court / Viasna

European politicians react with condemnation after Belarus executes another death-row convict ahead of the 2nd European Games.

Illustrative photo /

Ambulance workers, rescuers and police, as well as student volunteers will eat for 10 BYN (4.8 USD) a day.