Cover Osteuropa 7/2007

In Osteuropa 7/2007

Die European Union’s Belarus Policy
Manoeuvring Room and Policy Options

Tobias Hausotter, Arne Niemann, Alexander Schratz

Deutsche Fassung


The EU wants to democratise Belarus, but its influence is limited. The development of a partnership within the framework of the European Neighbour-hood Policy is at the moment unthinkable, for the authoritarian regime of Aliaksandr Lukashenka does not share the values that form the basis of the ENP. Sanctions and incentives for cooperation have so far had only a limited effect and must therefore be supplemented. Above all, Belarusian civil society must be given greater support. Furthermore, the EU should coordinate its policy better with other international actors.

(Osteuropa 7/2007, pp. 57–70)