#46 FEPS Talks: Belarus has woken up - the struggle for self-determination thanks to women, workers and youth


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A conversation between Aleksander Kwasniewski, former President of Poland, and Dr Ania Skrzypek, FEPS Director for Research and Training

It’s been 20 long days since the Presidential elections in Belarus. Their announced outcome, giving a landslide victory to the President Lukaszenko, prompted protests across the country. Thousands and thousands join in, standing up for freedom, democracy and justice. At the forefront are women, workers and young people - who want a different future for their country. Their determination is a key to perseverance of the mobilisation, whilst they are faced with brutality, intimidation and possible arrests. These developments put a sparkle, which set on a spotlight on a country that especially for the EU has not been in the focus for a very long time. A challenge on how to react, what to aim for and with whom on the global level is the subject of this episode of FEPS Talks, which features President Aleksander Kwasniewski. In the interview with Dr Ania Skrzypek, he offers his assessment, several insight and precious advice - also as a former mediator in the Ukrainian conflict in 2004.

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