The EU needs a comprehensive review of its relations with Belarus 

MEPs are set to adopt a wide range of recommendations on how the EU should reassess its relations with Belarus, on Wednesday.

 The new assessment takes into account developments both before and after the disputed presidential elections held in the country on 9 August this year, which resulted in a popular uprising against the current regime.

The text, prepared by the Foreign Affairs Committee, reiterates many aspects of the European Parliament’s latest resolution on Belarus, adopted on 17 September, such as the need to organise new elections in a free and fair manner and impose travel bans and asset freezes on officials responsible for electoral fraud and human rights violations, including President Aliaksandr Lukashenka.

Read more on the specific recommendations here.

Procedure: non-legislative resolution


Debate: Tuesday, 20 October

Vote: Wednesday, 21 October