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Statement by the spokesperson on the application of the #DeathPenalty in #Belarus

Statement by the spokesperson on the application of the #DeathPenalty in #Belarus

| July 31, 2019

On 30 July, the Vitebsk Regional Court in Belarus reportedly sentenced to death Viktar Paulau after finding him guilty of double murder. The European Union expresses its sincere sympathy to the families and friends of the victims.  Belarus is the only country in all Europe that still executes people. The death penalty does not serve […]

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#HumanRightsBreaches in #China, #Belarus and #UnitedArabEmirates

#HumanRightsBreaches in #China, #Belarus and #UnitedArabEmirates

| October 9, 2018

MEPs deplore arbitrary arrests and detentions of ethnic minorities, journalists and human rights defenders in China, Belarus and the United Arab Emirates. China must end mass arbitrary detentions of minorities in the Xinjiang region Following recent systematic and arbitrary mass detentions of members of the Uyghur, Kazakh and other ethnic minorities in the Xinjiang region […]

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Health and Food Safety Commissioner #VytenisAndriukaitis in #Minsk

Health and Food Safety Commissioner #VytenisAndriukaitis in #Minsk

| August 28, 2018

On 27 August, Health and Food Safety Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis (pictured) was in Minsk, Belarus to meet with Deputy Prime Minister Mikhail I. Rusyi, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Food Ivan Smilhin, Public Health Minister Valery Malashko,  and Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister Oleg Kravchenko. “I had fruitful discussions with our Belarus counterparts on issues related to […]

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#Eastern Partnership – EU and neighbouring countries boost co-operation on #DigitalEconomy

#Eastern Partnership – EU and neighbouring countries boost co-operation on #DigitalEconomy

| June 26, 2018

The EU and the six Eastern Partner countries – Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine, have agreed to step up their co-operation on the digital economy: adopting a road map on reducing roaming charges, addressing the cybersecurity threat in a coordinated manner, and expanding e-services to create more jobs in the digital industry. Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement […]

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Commissioner Hahn in Belarus to follow up #EasternPartnershipSummit

Commissioner Hahn in Belarus to follow up #EasternPartnershipSummit

| January 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Commissioner Johannes Hahn (pictured) will visit Belarus on 30 January to follow up the Eastern Partnership Summit which took place on 24 November in Brussels. Commissioner Hahn will meet with Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko, Prime Minister Andrei Kobyakov and Foreign Affairs Minister Vladimir Makei, to discuss the priorities of […]

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Construction of #Belarus nuclear power plant: Security and public acceptance ‘top priority’

Construction of #Belarus nuclear power plant: Security and public acceptance ‘top priority’

| October 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Journalists of Belarusian and foreign media visited the first Belarusian nuclear power plant which is being constructed near the town of Ostrovets (Grodno oblast). The event was held in the framework of the XXII Belarusian Energy and Ecology forum, which took place in Minsk from 10-13 October. During the visit, the journalists got acquainted with […]

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#Belarus: European Parliament condemns mass arrests

#Belarus: European Parliament condemns mass arrests

The European Parliament condemns the “crackdown on peaceful protesters” in mass demonstrations by thousands of citizens across Belarus, in particular on Freedom Day (25 March), when security forces violently attacked and beat protesters and arrested hundreds of people, including domestic and foreign journalists reporting on the events. The protests were directed against the adoption of […]

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