On the invitation of the Office for a Democratic Belarus and the Bratislava-based Pontis Foundation, a group of experts from Belarus visited Brussels on June 11-12. Aliaksandr Chubryk, economist, researcher of the Institute for Privatisation and Management (IMP) and the Belarusian Institute for Strategic Studies (BISS) and Alena Tankachova, chairwoman of the Foundation for Legal Technologies Development (FLDT) participated in a series of meetings with representatives of the EU institutions, various think tanks and international non-governmental organizations.
In addition, on the initiative of the Permanent Representation of the Slovak Republic to the EU, a briefing on the current situation for COEST representatives under the title “EU-Belarus Relations: Post-September Prospects” took place on June 11. Attendees of the event had a chance to hear about developments in the economic situation in Belarus, the current state of affairs in relations between Belarus and Russia and the upcoming parliamentary election in Belarus in September 2008.
The Office for a Democratic Belarus expresses its gratitude for fruitful cooperation to the Pontis Foundation, the Slovak Permanent Representation in Brussels and the German Marshall Fund of the United States for the possibility to organize and carry out the visit.