Browse Tag

european unionbelarus

Council of the EU says Belarusian presidential elections were neither free nor fair

2 mins read

The FINANCIAL — On 12 October, the Council of the EU adopted conclusions on the EU’s response to the recent developments in Belarus. The Council said that “the 9 August presidential elections were neither free nor fair” and that “Aleksandr Lukashenko lacks any democratic legitimacy.” It reiterated its full support for Belarus’s sovereignty and independence, underlining the democratic right of the Belarusian people to express their will through free and fair elections. The Council said it “strongly condemns the violence employed by the Belarusian authorities against peaceful protesters”, and called for “the release of all arbitrarily detained persons, including political prisoners”.…

Read More »

Council of the EU says Belarusian presidential elections were neither free nor fair

2 mins read

The FINANCIAL — On 12 October, the Council of the EU adopted conclusions on the EU’s response to the recent developments in Belarus. The Council said that “the 9 August presidential elections were neither free nor fair” and that “Aleksandr Lukashenko lacks any democratic legitimacy.” It reiterated its full support for Belarus’s sovereignty and independence, underlining…