News on the topic: EU-Belarus
19.06.2020 EU urges Belarus to immediately release Viktar Babaryka
Statement on recent developments in Belarus by the Spokesperson for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy of the European External Action Service
19.06.2020 Changes in Belarus are truly needed, MEPs say
A group of members of the European Parliament issued a statement on the situation in Belarus, calling on the current government to “listen to the voice of society, which demands change.”
04.06.2020 EU, U.S. envoys urge Belarus to invite OSCE/ODIHR election observers
Joint Statement on the Presidential Elections in Belarus by the Missions of the United States, the United Kingdom, and the European Union on behalf of the EU Member States represented in Minsk
02.06.2020 MEPs deplore "substantial deterioration" in Belarus
"We are deeply concerned about the continued failure of the Belarusian authorities to improve the election environment and their manifest lack of intention to create conditions for a genuine level-playing field between the candidates," said a joint statement by the chair of the European Parliament's delegation for relations with Belarus, MEP Robert Biedroń, and the EP's standing rapporteur on Belarus, MEP Petras Auštrevičius.
29.05.2020 MEPs "deeply worried" by nationwide crackdown ahead of Belarus's presidential election
Robert Biedroń and Petras Auštrevičius urge the responsible authorities to "ensure a safe environment for the Presidential election by providing protective personal equipment for election personnel, adjusting the voting facilities to guarantee health and safety of participating citizens and ensuring undisturbed work of the election observers.”
13.01.2020 EU, CoE “reaffirm strong opposition” to death penalty after new sentences delivered in Belarus
The European Union reaffirms its strong opposition against the application of capital punishment in any circumstance, the EU External Action Service said in a statement following the two death sentences handed down in Belarus on January 10.
21.11.2019 EU, U.S. regret “no meaningful changes” in Belarus elections
The November 17 parliamentary elections were a “lost opportunity,” as the vote failed to fully meet international standards, the EU said in a statement released through the office of Maja Kocijancic, Spokesperson for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/European Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations.
29.10.2019 EU, OSCE PA condemn new death sentence in Belarus
“A moratorium on executions in Belarus would be a positive first step towards the abolition of the death penalty in the country,” a statement by Maja Kocijancic, European Union Spokesperson for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/European Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, said in response to the death sentence handed down by the Brest Regional Court.
31.07.2019 EU, CoE condemn new death sentence in Belarus
The European Union and the Council of Europe have condemned the death sentence pronounced yesterday in Viciebsk.
02.07.2019 Berlin passes resolution on Belarus on occasion of European Games
The Bundestag Human Rights Committee has adopted a resolution on Belarus on the occasion of the 2nd European Games in Minsk, condemning the violation of human rights in the country. The document, inter alia, notes the use of the death penalty, poor prison conditions and harsh sentences for drug-related crimes for minors.
17.06.2019 EU "reaffirms strong opposition to capital punishment" in response to new execution in Belarus
The European Union has condemned the recent executions in Belarus and urged the authorities to introduce a moratorium on the application of the death penalty.
13.06.2019 Joint position of human rights organizations to subsequent round of EU-Belarus dialog
Belarusian human rights organizations issued a joint position on the verge of the next following round of EU-Belarus dialog.
14.01.2019 EU and COE call on moratorium on death penalty in Belarus
Spokespersons of the European Union and the Council of Europe condemn the latest death sentence pronounced in Belarus
29.11.2018 EU, CoE, PACE, Amnesty International condemn executions in Belarus
Brussels and Strasbourg have released official comments on the recent execution of two death row prisoners in Belarus, Siamion Berazhnoy and Ihar Hershankou.
31.10.2018 European Commissioner discusses EU-Belarus cooperation with human rights defenders
On Wednesday, 31 October, representatives of the Belarusian non-governmental and human rights organizations met with Mr. Johannes Hahn, European Union Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighborhood Policy. The meeting was also attended by the EU’s official representative in Belarus, Ms. Andrea Wiktorin.