Belarus: EU suspends restrictive measures against most persons and all entities currently targeted
EU News 302/2015
Council of the European Union
The Council has suspended for four months the asset freeze and travel ban applying to 170 individuals and the asset freeze applying to three entities in Belarus. This decision was taken in response to the release of all Belarusian political prisoners on 22 August and in the context of improving EU-Belarus relations.
The release of all political prisoners was a long-sought step by the European Union. Through the suspension of most restrictive measures the EU has reacted to this progress, encouraging further positive developments that would lead to an improvement of EU-Belarus relations. The EU will continue to closely monitor the situation of democracy and human rights in Belarus.
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File Photo: Participation of Johannes Hahn and Karmenu Vella, Members of the EC, at the 5th Informal Eastern Partnership Ministerial Dialogue of Minsk, Belarus Date: 29/06/2015 Reference: P-028703/00-07 Location: Minsk URL