The Chancellor and Belarus: Merkel's Silence is scandalous

the reaction of The Federal government on state violence in Belarus is scandalous. Not that you would have expressed something wrong – only it would not have be

The Chancellor and Belarus: Merkel's Silence is scandalous

the reaction of The Federal government on state violence in Belarus is scandalous. Not that you would have expressed something wrong – only it would not have been permitted to remain in the statements of the government spokesman and the foreign Minister. The events in Belarus belong to the weight class in which a rapid and clear opinion of the Chancellor is mandatory.

If a direct neighbour of the EU, all the values for which the community is so brutal to be trampled, which is not the head of government of the biggest EU member, days – especially since Germany holds in this half of the year, the presidency of the Council.

Sure, the understanding of the Hungarian government for the violence of the rulers in Minsk makes an agreement on new EU sanctions difficult. Now, however, such a decision to bring about, would be a leadership role for Berlin. It goes to the credibility of EU not only in Belarus, where you can now could actually do just a little, but after a fall Lukaschenkas maybe useful.

not quickly clear Position, it weakens itself in all of the countries in Eastern Europe and the Balkans, where it actually has leverage to promote democracy and the rule of law. If the EU reacts quickly and decisively to Belarus, this is an invitation to all would-be potentates and corrupt oligarchs, dancing on the nose around.

Updated Date: 14 August 2020, 08:19

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