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2020 Sakharov Prize awarded to democratic opposition in Belarus

22.10.2020 2020 Sakharov Prize awarded to democratic opposition in Belarus

The democratic opposition in Belarus has been awarded the 2020 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought.

Atrocities in Belarus: MEPs demand an end to impunity for regime crimes

17.10.2020 Atrocities in Belarus: MEPs demand an end to impunity for regime crimes

MEPs and experts discussed the latest developments in Belarus, including possible international legal paths to bring regime officials guilty of human rights violations to justice, on Friday.

On World Day against the Death Penalty, EU and CoE call on Belarus to end executions

10.10.2020 On World Day against the Death Penalty, EU and CoE call on Belarus to end executions

Today on the World and European Day Against the Death Penalty, the European Union and the Council of Europe reaffirm their opposition to the use of capital punishment in all circumstances and call for the universal abolition of the death penalty. We welcome the continued decline in the use of the death penalty, confirming the overall trend towards universal abolition.

MEPs call for new presidential elections in Belarus

17.09.2020 MEPs call for new presidential elections in Belarus

Alexander Lukashenko will not be recognised by the European Parliament as President of Belarus once his current term of office expires on 5 November.

EU seeks urgent debate on Belarus at UN rights body

12.09.2020 EU seeks urgent debate on Belarus at UN rights body

“The ongoing deterioration of the human rights situation in Belarus in relation to the 2020 presidential election needs the urgent attention of the Human Rights Council,” Germany’s Ambassador to the United Nations Michael von Ungern-Sternberg wrote to the Geneva-based council.

Stop violence and threats!

30.08.2020 Stop violence and threats!

Joint Statement by the Missions of the United States, the United Kingdom, Switzerland and the European Union on behalf of the EU Member States represented in Minsk on the use of violence and repression in Belarus

EU: Belarus elections were neither free nor fair

12.08.2020 EU: Belarus elections were neither free nor fair

EU calls on Belarusian political leadership to initiate a genuine and inclusive dialogue with broader society to avoid further violence. The EU will continue to support a democratic, independent, sovereign, prosperous and stable Belarus.

EU condemns state violence against peaceful protesters

10.08.2020 EU condemns state violence against peaceful protesters

Joint Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell and Neighbourhood and Enlargement Commissioner Olivér Várhelyi on the Presidential elections

EU urges Belarus to respect fundamental freedoms as election nears

07.08.2020 EU urges Belarus to respect fundamental freedoms as election nears

Statement by High Representative Josep Borrell ahead of the Presidential Elections

EU urges Belarus to release all arbitrarily detained political activists

24.07.2020 EU urges Belarus to release all arbitrarily detained political activists

An ad hoc meeting of EU and Belarus senior officials took place, today, in Brussels. The discussions focused on the situation in the field of human rights and democracy in the context of the upcoming Presidential elections in Belarus on 9 August.

EU deplores "arbitrary exclusion of candidates" in Belarus election

15.07.2020 EU deplores "arbitrary exclusion of candidates" in Belarus election

Statement by the High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell on the non-registration of presidential candidates

EU urges Belarus to immediately release Viktar Babaryka

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

Changes in Belarus are truly needed, MEPs say

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.”

EU, U.S. envoys urge Belarus to invite OSCE/ODIHR election observers

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

MEPs deplore "substantial deterioration" in Belarus

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.

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