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Commissioner launches European Dialogue on Modernisation with Belarus

Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle today launched the European Dialogue on Modernisation with Belarusian society at a meeting in Brussels with representatives of Belarusian civil society and political opposition. This follows the conclusions of the Foreign Affairs Council last week in support of such a dialogue with the Belarusian society.
 
I am glad to be able to launch a positive agenda on Belarus in these troubled times,” the Commissioner said, expressing hope that “our joint and committed work will help clarifying our understanding on the vision of what a modern and democratic Belarus could look like and about what would be needed to take us there.
 
At the same time he deplored the fact that some of the participants had been stopped by the authorities from going to Brussels.He said this would not prevent their views from being taken into account and becomingan integral part of EU-Belarus dialogue, adding: “You can be assured that we will make this dialogue inclusive for all who have a vision of better, European future for Belarus."
 
The European Dialogue on Modernisation is a multi-stakeholder exchange of views and ideas between the EU and representatives of the Belarusian civil society and political opposition focusing on four key areas of EU-Belarus relations:
  • political reform;
  • reform of the judiciary and people-to-people contacts;
  • economic and sector policy issues;
  • trade and market reform.
 
The dialogue will be conducted in stages, with a first stage running until the parliamentary elections in Belarus in September.  (ENPI Info Centre)
 
 
Read more
 
Press release
 
Council Conclusions on Belarus
 
ENPI Info Centre - EU steps up sanctions on Belarus (23-3-2012)
 
The European Union and Belarus - factsheet
 
ENPI Info Centre webpage - Belarus
 


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