One Year After the European Message: Reaction of the Official Minsk to the EU Twelve Demands

By Jury Chavusau, invited expert

Belarusian authorities did make certain steps in reply to the 12 conditions of the European Union; however, this reaction was inconsistent and was unlikely to be motivated by the intention to respect the European standards. In spite of modest results, the document "What European Union Can Bring to Belarus"  had already set the agenda for Belarus-EU relations, and became a benchmark in assessment of the progress in the dialogue with the Belarusian government.

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