EU and Belarus: Six Months After. 2 March 2009

The political progress in Belarus has not been significant and has been impaired by the new repressive acts of the government. Nonetheless, ending the dialogue with the Belarusian authorities would be the worst possible scenario for the future of the country and for EU-Belarus relations. This was the dominant theme of the briefing of the Belarusian experts on the current situation in Belarus for representatives of the Political and Security Committee (PSC) of the EU Council, the Working Party on Eastern Europe and Central Asia (COEST) and other interested parties. The event took place on 2 March. It was hosted by the Permanent Representation of the Slovak Republic to the European Union and organised by the Brussels-based Office for Democratic Belarus and the Pontis Foundation (Bratislava). Read more