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#Belarus: EU must reconsider its relations following Lukashenko’s crackdown on civilians

#Belarus: EU must reconsider its relations following Lukashenko’s crackdown on civilians

The ALDE Group in the European Parliament strongly condemns the massive crackdown launched by riot police on protesters trying to hold a banned march in Belarus. Almost a thousand people were arrested and many of them were beaten by police and needed medical attention over the weekend.  Protesters in Belarus took the streets in reaction […]

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EU warned of #Ukraine conflict spreading to neighbouring #Belarus

EU warned of #Ukraine conflict spreading to neighbouring #Belarus

| February 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

The EU has been urged to intensify sanctions against Russia or risk a repeat of the Ukraine crisis in neighbouring Belarus. The warning comes amid a recent big upsurge in fighting in Donbass between Russian-backed separatists and Ukrainian forces. The deteriorating security situation in eastern Ukraine, where heavy fighting has resulted in several fatalities, is […]

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For #Armenia, an alliance that may be more trouble than it’s worth

For #Armenia, an alliance that may be more trouble than it’s worth

| January 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

Armenia’s President Serzh Sargsyan at a CSTO meeting in October 2016. Photo via Getty Images Anahit Shirinyan Academy Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme Chatham House Similar to other Eurasian regional groupings, the Russian-led Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) is an alliance of inconvenience at best. But for Armenia, which seeks a security umbrella – and […]

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In #Belarus, #Rosatom is ‘building a crematorium’

In #Belarus, #Rosatom is ‘building a crematorium’

| December 12, 2016 | 4 Comments

A huge new building is currently under construction in a greenfield part of Belarus. It is surrounded by rolling agricultural land and situated in an ecologically pristine region of the country’s north, writes Martin Banks. But, even before it has been completed, this latest addition to the Belarus skyline is already the subject of fierce […]

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#CIS: The quarter-century milestone

#CIS: The quarter-century milestone

| October 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), writes Martin Banks. This is an association of former Soviet republics that was established in December 1991 by Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus to help ease the dissolution of the Soviet Union and coordinate inter-republican affairs. Most of the former Soviet republics are […]

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EU launches Mobility Partnership with #Belarus

EU launches Mobility Partnership with #Belarus

| October 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

On 13 October, in the margins of the Justice and Home Affairs Council meeting in Luxembourg, the EU has formally launched a Mobility Partnership with the Republic of Belarus to ensure better management of migration flows. A Joint Declaration establishing a framework for future co-operation in the field of migration and mobility has also been […]

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#DeathPenalty: The EU and Council of Europe reaffirm strong opposition to capital punishment

#DeathPenalty: The EU and Council of Europe reaffirm strong opposition to capital punishment

| October 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

On the World Day against the Death Penalty (10 October), the Council of Europe and the European Union reaffirm their strong and unequivocal opposition to capital punishment in all circumstances and for all cases. The death penalty is incompatible with human dignity. It is inhuman and degrading treatment and does not have any proven significant […]

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