Coveney Attends EU Foreign Affairs Council – Belarus, Russia, Strengthening Multilateral System on Agenda

The Minister for Foreign Affairs and the Minister for Defence, Simon Coveney T.D., attends  the Foreign Affairs Council in Luxembourg on Monday (12 October). EU Foreign Ministers will respond to recent international developments and consider an EU response to the most recent developments in Belarus and Russia. Ministers will also assess the EU’s strategic engagement with…

Statement by Minister of State for European Affairs, Thomas Byrne T.D., on recent developments in Belarus

“Ireland condemns the appalling human rights violations that continue to take place in Belarus. We reiterate our call to the Belarusian authorities to put a stop to its campaign of repression and to release those unjustly detained.   We reject the recent so-called ‘inauguration’ of Alexander Lukashenko, which lacks any democratic legitimacy. The Belarusian people…