Eastern Europe

Commissioner Oettinger on an official visit to Belarus on 17-18 February 2019

15/02/2019 - 15:54
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The European Commissioner for Budget and Human Resources Günther H. Oettinger will travel to Minsk, Belarus, on 17 and 18 February 2019 on an official visit to the country.

In meetings with President Alexander Lukashenko, Prime Minister Sergei Rumas, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Oleg Kravchenko and Minister of Finance Maksim Yermalovich, the Commissioner will discuss the current state of play and prospects for EU-Belarus cooperation, Belarus' participation in the Eastern Partnership as well as provide information about the ongoing negotiations on EU's next long-term budget, the 2021-2027 Multiannual Financial Framework. As part of the official visit, Commissioner Oettinger will also meet with representatives of civil society and participants in the MOST project. More information on EU-Belarus relations is available here. (For more information: Alexander Winterstein - Tel.: +32 229 93265; Andreana Stankova – Tel.: +32 229 57857)