Stubb met with opposition
Vintsuk Vyachorka: "I think that it was weird to hear that the repression of the democratic candidates in very different form."
EU will democratize Belarus on top?
"Time to turn the page in relations between Belarus and Europe," — said in Minsk OSCE Chairman, Finnish Foreign Minister Alexander Stubb. Why, despite the undemocratic parliamentary elections, the West reaches out official Minsk? Alexander Lukashenko will not happen to perceive it as a license to any conduct within the country? These and other questions are answered by the chairman Schumann Society political scientist Igor Lyalkov.
Stubb: time to rethink the role of Belarus
Stubb said that he came to make a report to ministers of the EU before their meeting in Mon "The European Union is preparing its conclusions on Belarus. The Working Group met yesterday and today and will continue to work. Are still open questions, and two of them — to simplify the process of obtaining visas and Belarusians ban on arrival in the EU. "
Alexander Stubb, Sergei Martynov (left to right)
Lukashenko: We indefinite for your chairmanship of the OSCE
At a meeting with OSCE Chairman Alexander Stubb Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko said he was ready with the European Union "on any case." But with all this, he asked: "Do not ask us what we can do now."
Stubb: "Belarus is moving in the right direction"
Alexander Stubb spoke about the ability to restore business and broaden the dialogue between Europe and Belarus: "It’s time to turn the page in relations between Europe and Belarus. We feel that after the crisis in Georgia, the balance moved to the East. Inside the EU the right mood, and we litsezreem that Belarus moves in the right direction ".
Lebedko All completed only discussions
For example, in 2004 the control of the working group of the Parliamentary Assembly of the OSCE on Belarus Uta Zapf and head of the Belarusian parliamentary delegation Misha Horde signed a joint declaration: Belarusian side has promised to hold elections in accordance with OSCE standards.
Alexander Stubb: Russia aims to be a very active member of the OSCE
The OSCE Chairman-Minister of foreign Affairs of Finland Alexander Stubb said during a meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belarus Sergei Martynov, Belarus wants "to be a very active member of the OSCE." According to Interfax, he also focused on the fact that Belarus is trying to coordinate their policies do not only with the OSCE, and the European Union.
Sergei Martynov noted the importance of the development of relations between Belarus and the OSCE and strengthen the organization.
A.Sannikav there should be no secret agreements
"I know that there is no reason that the West changed its position. True enough West stressed that relations between Belarus and the West, Belarus and the EU will depend on how the elections will be held in Belarus."
Dashkevich: it is profitable only Lukashenko
"It was immediately obvious that there are certain agreements between Belarus and Europe control of warming relations. And even despite the dirty, phony elections, these agreements are made Europe".
M. Statkevich: West should not rush
I think after the election of Belarus has changed, except that freed political prisoners. But how liberated and can be planted. We have a judicial system is not changed, the laws have so far gives one person.
Before the elections in Belarus held a telephone conversation Alexander Lukashenko with the EU High Javier Solana. According to official sources, during the meeting they discussed a number of issues pertaining to the political situation in Belarus, was also emphasized "the importance of the latest page in relations between Belarus and the European Union."
Despite some minor improvements, the parliamentary elections on September 28 in Belarus did not meet OSCE standards for democratic elections. Such was the conclusion of the mission of international observers from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe in its own preparatory report.
At a meeting with Vice-Speaker of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, the head of the short-term OSCE observer mission Anne-Marie Lizin Alexander Lukashenko said that waiting for the abolition of all sanctions.
Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergei Martynov received an invitation from the High Commissioner of the European Union Javier Solana, foreign affairs ministers meeting 27 EU states, which will be held on October 13 in Luxembourg.
First open a discussion inviting Sergei Martynov to Brussels on September 15 to hold talks with the "troika" of the European Union — EU Commissioner for external relations and European Neighbourhood Policy Benita Ferrero-Waldner, Foreign Minister of France Bernard Kouchner and EU High Representative for common foreign policy, Javier Solana. But later it was decided to invite the minister of foreign affairs after the election.
Specialists talking about the warming of relations between Belarus and the West. To profitably is warming?
In Belarus arrives OSCE head
The OSCE Chairman-Minister of foreign Affairs of Finland Alexander Stubb met with Alexander Lukashenko, Minister of foreign Affairs of Belarus Sergei Martynov and representatives of the Belarusian opposition. What to expect from this visit in Minsk?
Alexander Stubb 40 years. In June 2004, he was elected a deputy of the European Parliament. Before that he was an advisor to the Finnish Consulate unchanged to the EU in Brussels, an adviser to European Commission President Romano Prodi. Alexander Stubb — Doctor Euro Institute in Brussels. In 1999 he defended his doctorate in English School of Economics and Political Science. Created eight books and 10 articles on topics s flexible integration, intergovernmental conferences and integration theory. He is married and has two kids. A blog.
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