EURASIA LIFT

Human Rights Issues in Eurasia / Правовые Вопросы В Регионах Евразии

Prerequisites for Future EU-Russia Agreement

Posted by Info on 13/06/2011

MEPs favour more ambitious trade, visa and cooperation agreements with Russia, but only if it does more to protect basic human rights, e.g. by ending “politically-motivated court decisions” against opposition leaders, removing curbs on press freedom, pulling its troops out of Georgia and allowing gay parades.

This was the key message, in a resolution passed on Thursday, to government leaders at the EU-Russia summit in Nizhny Novgorod.

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