FM Makey: Belarus to cut down diplomatic presence in Europe
The Belarusian authorities intend to scale back its diplomatic presence in Western Europe and increase its presence in the CIS, China, other countries, Foreign Minister Uladzimir Makey told journalists on the back of Monday’s meeting with Alyaksandr Lukashenka.
Lukashenka about illegals going to EU through Belarus: ‘We will not hold anyone, we are not their final destination’
The Belarusian authorities are going to deal with nuclear non-proliferation, combating illegal migration, smuggling international organised crime only to the extent they find ‘necessary, beneficial and financially possible’, Alyaksandr Lukashenka said at Tuesday’s meeting.
Oil, potash, tobacco, banking: EU imposes targeted sanctions on Belarusian economy
On June 24, the Council of the EU introduced new restrictive measures against the Belarusian regime to respond to the escalation of serious human rights violations in Belarus and the violent repression of civil society, democratic opposition and journalists,
EU envoys approve sectoral sanctions which may hit Belarus’ banking, potash and oil industries
On June 23, EU ambassadors approved the sectoral sanctions which are expected to be imposed on the Lukashenka regime, Rikard Jozwiak, a Brussels-based reporter of RFE/RL, said on Twitter.
EU-US summit participants: Lukashenka regime should be held accountable for escalating repression
On the back of Tuesday’s meeting, the leaders of the United States and European Union member countries issued a joint statement Towards A Renewed Transatlantic Partnership. Among other things, it touches upon the situation in Belarus.
MEPs call for strong sanctions against Lukashenka regime, including suspending Belarus from SWIFT
In a draft resolution on the incident involving the recent grounding of a Ryanair plane by the Belarusian authorities, a number of MEPs calls on the Council of the EU to impose new individual and sectoral sanctions on the Lukashenka regime. The vote on the resolution is to take place on June, 10.
4th sanctions package against Lukashenka regime to be rolled out ‘in coming weeks’ – EU HR Borrell
The European Union is pushing another set of sanctions against Belarusian officials over the goal line, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell said on Monday.
FM Makey: Someday EU will stop listening to ‘fugitive govt opponents’ calling for sanctions
Foreign Minister Uladzimir Makey does not think that Belarus has lost all the opportunities to further cooperate with Western partners. In a recent interview with Russian media outlet RBC, he shared his opinion about the future of relations with other countries.
Belarus to lower participation level in Eastern Partnership
The answer to the “politicized approach of partners”
EU promises 'significant economic support' if Belarusian people win
European politician Lawrence Meredith told about support
Lithuania recalls six more diplomats from Belarus
Belarusian Foreign Ministry threatened to declare them persona non grata.
EU may slap sanctions on Lukashenka, cut cooperation with Belarus authorities
The European Union is ready to take further restrictive measures against entities and high-ranking officials, including Alyaksandr Lukashenka, if the situation does not improve, the Council of the EU said on October, 12.
EU urges Belarus authorities to release detained political activists
In the course of Thursday’s ad hoc meeting of EU and Belarus senior officials in Brussels, the EU side reiterated its concerns over Belarus’ lack of observance of fundamental freedoms and the seemingly arbitrary exclusion of candidates from the electoral process.