Carrot, and stick, needed

  • 2011-01-27
Lithuania, like other EU nations, needs to decide how to react to the rigged elections and the brutal crackdown on demonstrators in Belarus. Sanctions seem inevitable, particularly if Belarus does not release quickly the arrested demonstrators, including some of the opposition politicians who ran against Alexander Lukashenko in the presidential elections. But the question of what to do is more sensitive in Lithuania than in many other countries because Belarus is a neighbor and also because the constructive engagement policy of President Dalia Grybauskaite has been controversial since it...
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