Delegacja do spraw stosunków z Białorusią : Rezolucje PE

EP resolution on the situation in Belarus, April 2017 

The European Parliament adopted a resolution on the situation in Belarus.

The text adopted in plenary was tabled by the EPP, S&D, ECR, ALDE and Greens/EFA groups.

Parliament condemned the crackdown on peaceful protesters and the repressions in the run-up to and during the demonstrations of 25 March 2017. These demonstrations brought thousands of citizens from all over the country in reaction to the adoption of a Presidential Decree introducing the so-called 'social parasite tax', which sanctions unemployment by imposing a special duty to finance government expenditures.

Considering the practice of preventive arrests totally unacceptable, Members called on the Belarusian authorities to immediately and unconditionally release and drop all judicial charges against all peaceful protesters, journalists, human rights defenders, civil society activists and opposition members who have been detained in connection with the current wave of demonstrations.

EP resolution on the situation in Belarus, November 2016 

The European Parliament adopted by 468 votes to 21, with 93 abstentions, a resolution on the situation in Belarus.

The text adopted in plenary was tabled by the EPP, S&D, ECR, ALDE and Greens/EFA groups.

Members remain deeply concerned by the shortcomings in progress as regards human rights observed by independent international observers during the 2015 presidential and 2016 parliamentary elections.

Parliament called on the Belarusian authorities to resume work without delay on a comprehensive electoral reform as part of the broader democratisation process.

Members expressed their concern that since 2000 no new political party has been registered in Belarus.

Parliament lends its support to the EU in its policy of 'critical engagement' with the Belarusian authorities, and expressed its readiness also to contribute to it via its Delegation for relations with Belarus. It called on the Commission to monitor the legislative initiatives closely and to scrutinise their implementation.

EP resolution on the situation in Belarus, September 2015 

The European Parliament adopted a resolution on the situation in Belarus.

The text adopted in plenary was tabled by the EPP, S&D, ECR, ALDE, Greens/EFA and EFDD groups.

Parliament remains deeply concerned by the human rights and fundamental freedoms situation in Belarus, as well as by the shortcomings observed during previous elections by independent international observers and the active persecution of the opposition leaders after the elections.

Whilst welcoming the recent release of the remaining political prisoners, Parliament called on the Belarusian Government to rehabilitate the released political prisoners and to fully restore their civil and political rights. They also drew attention to the situation of national minorities in the country and their cultural organisations, whose leaders have at times been replaced by those preferred by the state authorities.

Parliament supported the Commission in its policy of 'critical engagement' with the Belarusian authorities.