Last week the Belarusian media reported that Alexander Lukashenko was invited to the Eastern Partnership (EaP) summit in Brussels after his absense from the four past summits. It demonstrates a new high in the pragmatisation of EU policy towards Minsk – despite the lack of human rights progress. However, this diplomatic breakthrough does not automatically imply tangible progress in relations with Brussels, a political correspondent Artyom Shraibman writes in his piece for BelarusDigest. EU pragmatism at its peak Due to a strained relationship with the EU, the Belarusian president has not represented his country at any of the four past … Continue reading Opinion: Will Lukashenko’s Visit To Brussels Mean Breakout From Isolation?
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