Events » The Political Situation in Belarus within the European Context
The Political Situation in Belarus within the European Context

When: Friday, March 19, 2021 00:00 - Sunday, March 21, 2021 00:00
Where: Warsaw, Poland

The three-day event was organized in Warsaw, Poland in collaboration with SGP Netherlands and BCD- Belarusian Christian Democrats.

The focus of the workshops and speeches was on the pressure and retaliation of the protestors in Belarus and possibilities for supporting them from the outside. A large number of Belarusians are forced to live in exile now in neighboring countries like Lithuania, Ukraine or Poland. In addition, the speakers looked at the political and diplomatic pressure attempted by the European Union. Sanctions have been imposed by the European Union on the Lukashenko regime and his proxies but some of the lecturers presented examples of loopholes and schemes the sanctioned people have found to evade the scrutiny.

The hybrid conference featured speakers contributing both online as well as in person.

Speakers:

Georgy Dmitruk - co-chairman of the BCD, Belarus

Leo van Doesburg- ECPM Director for European Affairs

Aleksey Alekh- initiative Trade Union "2nd Floor", Warsaw-Minsk

Olga Lisitsa - activist, member of the SPB 

Anatoly Shirvel - journalist, blogger, Minsk, Belarus

Valery Matskevich - member of the main staff of the Coordination Council, political strategist

Igor Loban - major, ex-investigator of the Investigative Committee of the Republic of Belarus, BY_POL initiative

Valeriy Weitz - Doctor of Historical Sciences, businessman, "Belarusians in Warsaw" initiative, Poland

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