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Europe's East 15-12-2021

EU tries to salvage Eastern Partnership ties under Russian threat

EU leaders will try to rescue their outreach to five former Soviet republics of eastern Europe on Wednesday (15 December), all of them would-be partners undermined by Russian meddling and regional strife.
Europe's East 15-12-2021

Lithuania Railways CEO to resign over Belarus potash transport

The head of Lithuania's state-run railways, Mantas Bartuska, agreed on Tuesday (14 December) to step down to "de-escalate" public outcry over the transport of potash from sanctions-hit Belarus, but the company said it could not stop facilitating it for now.
Europe's East 08-12-2021

Belarus to ban Western food imports from January

Belarus said Tuesday (7 December) it was imposing a ban on imports of foods from a number of Western countries after the United States and Europe widened sanctions on Minsk amid a severe crisis in ties.
Global Europe 03-12-2021

US, allies ratchet up the economic pressure against Belarus

The United States and its allies, including the European Union, on Thursday (2 December) imposed sanctions against dozens of individuals and entities in Belarus in a coordinated move to escalate punitive action against President Alexander Lukashenko and his government.
Europe's East 09-11-2021

EU pushes to extend sanctions on airlines ‘involved in human trafficking’ via Belarus

Several high-ranking EU officials have called for extensive sanctions on Minsk on Monday evening (8 November) as tensions mount along Belarus's border with Poland over large numbers of migrants attempting to cross the EU's border.
Global Europe 12-08-2021

Belarus tells US to cut embassy staff in row over sanctions

Belarus has told the United States to reduce its embassy staff in Minsk and revoked its consent to the appointment of Julie Fisher as the ambassador in response to the latest sanctions by Washington, the Foreign Ministry said.
Europe's East 23-06-2021

Tsikhanouskaya: EU must base Belarus policy ‘on values, not pictures’

The EU must apply consistent pressure on the repressive Belarusian regime until it responds to calls for dialogue, exiled democratic opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.