With the help of the Slovak Foreign Policy Association, the INESS hosted two Belarussian opposition activists on October 13, 2021. The main focus of their visit was on economic reforms in Belarus. Therefore, the meeting was devoted primarily to the experience of Slovak economic reforms since 1989.
The attendees have revisited a Belarusian version of the Price of the State project, which is still conducted in Belarus. The guests were also gifted four issues of the 4liberty Review, with topics on SOEs, transformation, personal freedoms, and disinformation.
Both guest have emigrated from Belarus for the time being. Many of their friends and colleagues are imprisoned in the country. The meeting reminded how precious freedom is and how difficult it is to get it back, once it has been lost.