Migrant crisis: under pressure from Europe, Lukashenko plays appeasement

Hundreds of migrants face Belarusian soldiers on the border with Poland on November 14, 2021. OKSANA MANCHUK / AP Alexander Lukashenko, the Belarusian dictator, spoke by telephone for about fifty minutes with the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, reported, Monday evening November 15, the state press agency Belta. The two leaders have, according to a spokesman … Read more

How Belarus is bringing in migrant charters to put pressure on the European Union

Migrants massed at the border between Belarus and Poland on November 8, 2021 near Grodno (Belarus). LEONID SHCHEGLOV / AP They are quickly spotted in the small departures hall of Beirut airport. Young men without suitcases, with only a small backpack at their feet. They don’t have the rushed look of the traveler who rushes … Read more

Migrant crisis: Brussels tightens visa granting for Belarusian officials

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen called on member states to approve new sanctions against Belarusian authorities on November 8, 2021. ALBERTO PEZZALI / AP In reaction to “Hybrid attack” launched by Minsk, accused of organizing an influx of migrants at the borders of the European Union (EU), it suspended, Tuesday, November 9, provisions … Read more

Channel crossings: one dead migrant, one missing and more than 400 rescued at sea

A migrant died, another was reported missing and more than 400 were rescued at sea Wednesday, November 3, after the sinking of several makeshift boats in the Channel, Agence France-Presse (AFP) learned from the prosecution. of Dunkirk and the maritime prefecture. From ” many “ Rescue operations were carried out in the Strait of Pas-de-Calais, … Read more