Daily Archives: November 1, 2015

Belarus: EU suspends restrictive measures against most persons and all entities currently targeted

The Council has suspended for four months the asset freeze and travel ban applying to 170 individuals and the asset freeze applying to three entities in Belarus. This decision was taken in response to the release of all Belarusian political prisoners on 22 August and in the context of improving EU-Belarus relations.

Ukraine | Saakashvili revenges again

It is well known former Georgian president Mikhail Saakashvili was appointed as a governor of Odessa region in Ukraine. He continues to be scandalous for his conduct in this new status. A new scandalous story took place after local elections late in October. There were several local politicians contesting for mayor of Odessa place. Saakashvili preferred to see at this important position his friend from the USA Alexander Borovik. For this reason Saakshvili personally intervened in agitation and moved Borovik breaking the law. Here is one of examples. Saakashvili and Borovik regale potential voters shashlik (a kind of barbecue). According to Ukrainian laws this is open bribery.