The European Union has learned, courtesy of information from reputable human rights organisation Viasna, that a relative of Viktar Paulau, a detainee on death row in Belarus, was recently denied information about his whereabouts. The denial of prompt information to relatives has been an indication on previous occasions of a secret execution having been carried out by the authoritarian regime in Belarus, the only European country still using capital punishment.
The EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, Josep Borrell, will travel to Turkey and Lebanon from today, 17 June, until Sunday, 20 June. This afternoon, High Representative Borrell represents the EU at the South East Europe Cooperation Platform (SEECP) Summit, hosted by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, as outgoing SEECP chairman, in Antalya, Turkey. During the SEECP annual summit, participants will discuss new approaches and solutions to strengthen regional cooperation and global governance.
El encuentro virtual se llevó a cabo el 16 de junio de 2021, en el contexto de una reunión de la sección Relaciones Exteriores del CES europeo. Fue encabezado por Gustavo Beliz y Christa Schweng, titulares de ambos organismos.