EUROPEAN PEOPLE'S PARTY ADOPTED A RESOLUTION ON BELARUS
The delegation of the Belarusian Christian Democracy consisting of the Co-Chairmen of the party Alaksiej Shein, Vital Rymasheuski and Heorhi Dzmitruk participated in the work of the Congress.
The European people’s Party gives an estimation of the current situation in Belarus in its resolution, lists the most recent facts of pressure on the civic society, including non-registration of the party “Belarusian Christian Democracy”, and also appeals to the authorities to respect the civic rights.
The European People’s Party, namely, insists that the Belarusian authorities should use the following 12 months to demonstrate the real progress in the field of securing political rights and freedoms. This includes granting of freedom of associations and assembly by repealing Article 193-1 of the Belarus Criminal Code providing for criminal responsibility for activity on behalf of unregistered public associations, political parties and foundations; allowing the registration of the political parties (such as BCD) and civil society organisations (for instance Viasna); safeguarding freedom of religion, in particular to let New Life Church operate freely.
The full text of the resolution will be published at our web-site later..
The European People’s party is the biggest fraction in the European Parliament, which unites Christian democrats and conservatives of the whole Europe, including 14 leading parties, such as CDU/CSU of Angela Merkel in Germany, Nicolas Sarkozy’s party in France, the party of the Polish Prime-Minister Donald Tusk.