EU is concerned over the latest decree of Aliaxandr Lukashenka regarding international technical assistance

2005 2005-08-31T10:00:00+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

The EU member states believe that the new decree may "seriously impair the implementation of a great number of mutually beneficial programs". "Limitations may further isolate Belarus and have an adverse effect on its people", underscores the document.
We would like to remind you that the new decree bans receipt and use of international technical assistance to serve anti-constitutional aims. According to the decree, international technical assistance includes organization and conduct of seminars, conferences and other public events.
The statement made by the European Union confirms preparedness to support the people and democratization of Belarus and notes that technical assistance provided to the country from Brussels is "mutually beneficial". The document notes that the goal of the assistance is help the Belarusian government observe its international commitments, in particular, commitments as an OSCE member.
The European Union urges Belarus "to review the implementation of the new decree, in particular, for potential negative consequences to the people of Belarus", said Radio Liberty.