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The European Neighbourhood Instrument (ENI) is currently the key EU financial instrument for bilateral cooperation with Belarus. From 2014-2017, the EU's initial assistance package to Belarus under the European Neighbourhood Instrument was lower, but following a decision taken in September 2016 the amount was increased to €91.5 million.
The world is on the move towards the universal abolition of the death penalty. Over the last 50 years over two thirds of the countries of the world abandoned this cruel and inhuman punishment.