Tag: Belarus

Belarusians left facing #COVID-19 alone

Belarusians left facing #COVID-19 alone

| April 20, 2020

The way the epidemic is being mismanaged creates a risk of political destabilization and leaves the country exposed to external influence. Ryhor Astapenia Robert Bosch Stiftung Academy Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House @ryhorastapenia LinkedIn Anaïs Marin Associate Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House LinkedIn Playing accordion in front of dummy football fans […]

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#EasternPartnership – New policy objectives for beyond 2020

#EasternPartnership – New policy objectives for beyond 2020

| March 18, 2020

Today (18 March), the European Commission and the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy have put forward a proposal for the long-term policy objectives of the Eastern Partnership beyond 2020. These aim at increasing trade, strengthening connectivity and deepening economic integration with Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine, strengthening democratic institutions, the […]

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#Lukashenka commitment to Belarusian sovereignty is overstated

#Lukashenka commitment to Belarusian sovereignty is overstated

| February 20, 2020

Although President Lukashenka has recently shown assertiveness in relations with Russia, overall he has done very little to ensure his country’s freedom of action. Ryhor Astapenia Robert Bosch Stiftung Academy Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House @ryhorastapenia Putin and Lukashenka play ice hockey in Sochi after a day of talks in February. Photo: Getty […]

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#Kazakhstan and #Belarus to discuss oil supply deal – minister

#Kazakhstan and #Belarus to discuss oil supply deal – minister

| January 17, 2020

Kazakhstan and Belarus will discuss an oil supply deal before 20 January, Kazakhstan Energy Minister Nurlan Nogayev told reporters on Wednesday (15 January), without explaining the significance of that date, write Maria Gordeeva and Anastasia Teterevleva.  Belarus, having failed to agree terms with its main oil supplier Russia this year, has sent proposals to Ukraine, […]

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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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