Several Eastern Partnership events to be held during Czechia’s EU presidency

The Czech Republic will organise several events focused on the Eastern Partnership during the country’s upcoming EU presidency which is set to start in the second half of this year, the speaker of the Chamber of Deputies, Markéta Pekarová Adamová, said after meeting with Belarusian opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya in Prague on Tuesday. For her part, Ms Tsikhanouskaya asked Prague to make Belarus one of the priorities of Czechia’s EU presidency. She also called on the Czech government to distinguish between Belarusian people and the rulling Lukashenka régime.

Mrs Pekarová Adamová said that most people in Belarus are democrats and highlighted that the number of political prisoners in the country is rising. She promised that the Czech Republic will continue to support the Belarusian opposition.

Author: Tom McEnchroe