Authorities in 5 months?

Now in Minsk Belarusian-German disclosed Conference "Neighbourhood and Security: Prospects of Belarus in the European Union." It is organized by the Berlin Foundation "Science and Politics" and the German-Belarusian society with the support of the German Embassy.
Role of the head of the political accept the General Secretariat of the EU Council Helga Schmidt. It is considered the main peregovorschitsy with the official Minsk from Brussels. Helga Schmidt comes after another visit nedavneshnego 1st euro bureaucrat — Deputy Director General of the Directorate General for external relations of the European Commission Hugues Mingarelli.
Yesterday, Prime Minister of Belarus Sergei Sidorsky paid a visit to Latvia. What does this visit? MEP from Latvia Aldis Kuskis said:

If, apart from political prisoners, in principle, nothing has changed, it means that the previous strategy was not working. Means must be new. It will. But when — I can not answer

"European officials in this case no. This bilateral case: it is the Prime Minister Prime Minister of Belarus in Latvia and not the contrary. Vo-2, this corresponds to the latest policy of European states, who believe that the earlier strategy to isolate Belarus from contacts with European countries not gave appropriate results and there is a need to intensify bilateral affairs. "
According Kuskis visit to the neighboring country not surprisingly. Sergei Sidorsky visit, for example, in Portugal would be a surprise. Aldis Kuskis also noted that the return policy of isolation newcomer European strategy towards Belarus is not yet reached. For the time being the EU countries do not have a common position:
"I believe that if, apart from political prisoners, in principle, nothing has changed, it means that the previous strategy was not working. Means must be new. It will. But when — I can not answer."
Past Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belarus Andrei Sannikov stated that the last month is very revealing: the authorities have shown that they do not want to stop political repression.

"We have a political prisoner who has been in prison. This Borozenko. Arrests were members of the "Young Front" for the anti-communist slogans. That show power at the moment, it is an empty promise and a demonstration that no desire to stop the political persecution of the authorities do not. While there is no reason to could state that any changes occur, or something agreed that occurred configuration. Europeans act according to its own strategy, which is to actually recognize and cooperate with government authorities. A parallel nominate any demands for democratization, respect for human rights. Here they are in this game is played. In the meantime, the results of this game for Democracy I do not see. "

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