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Officials of foreign ministries of seven EU countries to visit Minsk this week

Representatives of the foreign ministries of seven member countries of the European Union will visit Belarus this week.

European Union is ready for full-scale cooperation with Belarus, German minister says

  The European Union is ready for full-scale cooperation with Belarus, Ronald Pofalla, chief of staff of the German Chancellery/federal minister for special affairs, said on October 3 during the opening meeting of Minsk Forum XIII.

Foreign Minister Martynaw to meet with EU officials on January 26

Foreign Minister Syarhey Martynaw will hold talks with top representatives of the European Union’s institutions in Brussels on January 26...

There are no talks with the European Union to formalize any roadmaps, foreign ministry spokesman says

Minsk is holding no talks with the European Union to formalize any roadmaps, Andrey Papow, spokeswoman for the Belarusian foreign ministry, told reporters on Thursday.

Lukashenka speaks by phone with EU foreign policy chief

Alyaksandr Lukashenka on September 24 had a telephone conversation with Javier Solana, the European Union’s high representative for the common foreign and security policy...

Belarus' opposition coalition welcomes Eastern Partnership proposal

Belarus' opposition coalition is welcoming the proposal that the European Union should extend its influence deep into the former Soviet Union...

Brussels says that sanctions against Belarusian officials may reviewed if political prisoners are released

The Council of the European Union and the European Commission have called for the "unconditional release of all political prisoners" in Belarus, noting that the move might prompt...

Lukashenka: European Union does not want relations with Belarus to normalize

The European Union does not want its relations with Belarus to normalize, Alyaksandr Lukashenka said in an interview given to Spain’s largest newspaper...

European Union would like to receive signal from Belarus regarding political prisoners

The European Union would like to receive a signal from Belarus regarding the fate of the political prisoners, Gernot Erler, minister of state at the German foreign ministry, said in an interview with BelaPAN

Lukashenka: European Union does not want relations with Belarus to normalize

The European Union does not want its relations with Belarus to normalize, Alyaksandr Lukashenka said in an interview given to Spain’s largest newspaper EL PAÍS on November 26, according to government news sources.

Four EU nations set to scrap visa fees for Belarusians

Four European Union countries plan to scrap visa fees for Belarusians after the nations’ accession to the Schengen zone..

European Union is ready to develop cooperation with Belarus if it fulfills democratization requirements

The European Union is ready to develop cooperation with Belarus, but only if the nation fulfills certain conditions, Nigel Gould-Davies, the UK's charge d'affaires...

European Union should be more active and assertive in democratization of Belarus, Milinkevich says

The European Union should be more active and assertive in the democratization of Belarus, and move swiftly to be more efficient, Alyaksandr Milinkevich, leader of the Movement for Freedom, said in a letter to the European Union (EU)'s leaders, MEPs and all the EU citizens.

Congress of Democratic Trade Unions calls on government to take removal of Belarus from EU's Generalized System of Preferences in most serious way

The Belarusian Congress of Democratic Trade Unions (BCDTU) has suggested that the Belarusian government should take in the "most serious way" the suspension by the European Union of Belarus'...

EU extends travel, financial sanctions against Belarus' high-ranking officials by another year

The European Union (EU)'s Agriculture and Fisheries Council, at its March 19 meeting in Brussels, extended the bloc's travel and financial sanctions against several dozen Belarusian officials...

Ambassador hopes that France will help Belarus-EU dialogue

Mireille Musso, the newly appointed French ambassador to Belarus, has expressed hope that France will help forge "real and fair dialogue" between Belarus and the European Union...

US State Department official warns EU against "going soft" on Belarus

An official of the US State Department suggested at a conference held in Brussels on Thursday that the European Union should not "go soft" on Belarus...