EU to significantly increase economic support for Belarus after transition to democracy

The EU economic plan for a democratic Belarus may be published in December 2020 – Minsk Forum.

Minsk Forum, December 3. Video screenshot

The European Union may unveil a comprehensive economic support plan for a democratic Belarus this month, said Jeroen Willems, Deputy Director General for European Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations (NEAR) of the European Commission.

Willems spoke at the Minsk Forum online conference on Thursday 3 December.

He noted that the European Union plans to dramatically increase economic support for Belarus in the event of the country’s transition to democracy.

“We are ready to increase contacts with the government of Belarus, if it goes the right way, moreover, as far as the Marshall Plan for Belarus is concerned, we call it “a general economic plan for a democratic Belarus”. If there is a transition to democracy, then the EU is ready to significantly, indeed significantly increase support for Belarus, ”said the representative of the European Commission.

“This general economic plan is being prepared, it is at a fairly advanced stage, and we hope that it will be published this month,” added Willems.

This year Belsat is participating in the Forum as an information partner.

Alyaksandr Helahayeu /