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As it’s not my profession any more, here’s a Belarus story.
My main job in the European Commission was to programme financial aid to Ukraine, Moldova and Belarus. For Belarus it was almost entirely for civil society organisations. My first visit was alone...
...but I was supposed to meet the EU Charge d’Affaires who had organised my programme at my hotel when I arrived at about 10pm.
On the way from the airport I got a text saying he’d been held up with something and he’d meet me at breakfast the next morning instead.
So I checked in and went to bed and read a book.
About 11pm I got a call from the Charge to say that he was back in Minsk and he could still meet for a nightcap in the bar in 10 mins.
This was good. I got dressed again and went downstairs to the bar.
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