EU Council and Belarus

Mon, 2005-05-23 22:00

Exclusive written interview with H.E. Javier Solana, EU High Representative for the CFSP for the international portal "Wider Europe".  "The EU is very concerned about the situation in Belarus, which does not show signs of improvement. We are naturally discussing the situation and raising our concern also with our partners in the region,
including with Russia"

Tue, 2005-05-17 22:00

The case for choosing Europe is as strong as ever. And yet, amongst some Europeans, self-doubt and hesitation has crept in. The fevered referendum debates in France and the Netherlands bear this out. But there is a wider sense of drift. When I travel around Europe, I am struck that the very idea of Europe is being contested. This is curious, for when I travel around the world, I see the exact opposite.

Fri, 2005-04-29 22:00

The European Union is concerned at the recent measures by the Belarusian authorities regarding control and closure of non-governmental organisations and, in particular, at the decision by the Supreme Court of Belarus to shut down the Independent Institute of Socio- Economic and Political Studies (IISEPS).

Thu, 2005-04-21 22:00

Javier Solana, European Union High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy, met today, jointly with US Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice and Foreign Minister of Lithuania Antanas Valionis, Belarus opposition and civil society leaders in Vilnius (Lithuania). The High Representative expressed concern about the situation in Belarus and re-assured that the EU is closely following the developments in Belarus.

Mon, 2005-04-04 22:00

The European Union is closely following the case of Mr Mikhail Marinich. It notes with concern the deterioration in Mr Marynich's health and calls on the Belarus authorities to ensure that he is given the medical examinations and treatment required for his convalescence.

Thu, 2005-01-13 22:00

The European Union has closely followed the trial of Mr. Mikhail Marynich in Minsk District Court. It recalls that in a recent letter to the Foreign Minister of the Republic of
Belarus the then President of the Council of Ministers of the European Union, Mr Bernard Bot, urged the Belarusian authorities to ensure a fair and public trial.