Opinion: Will Lukashenko’s Visit To Brussels Mean Breakout From Isolation?

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?