The goals pursued by the EU vis-à-vis Belarus through its sanctions policies are unequivocally normative. The EU refers to the ‘violations of international electoral standards’ in the 2006 presidential elections and the ‘crackdown on civil society and democratic opposition’ as the primary reasons for the imposition of sanctions. The EU sanctions strategy against Belarus has followed an incrementalist logic, unfolding in parallel to the evolution of the Belarusian state towards authoritarianism.
sanctions, European Union, Belarus
Eastern European Studies | International Relations
The European Union as a Normative Foreign Policy Actor
Centre for European Policy Studies
City or Country
PORTELA, Clara. (2008). Sanctions against Belarus: Normative Unintended. In The European Union as a Normative Foreign Policy Actor (pp. 5-9). Brussels: Centre for European Policy Studies.
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