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World Top EU lawmaker says German coalition lacks clear message on Belarus

13:25  25 november  2021
13:25  25 november  2021 Source:   reuters.com

Doctor warns Iraqi Kurds: Illegal path to EU can be deadly

  Doctor warns Iraqi Kurds: Illegal path to EU can be deadly BIELSK PODLASKI, Poland (AP) — Dr. Arsalan Azzaddin was seeing migrants from Iraq and Syria being brought into a hospital in eastern Poland every day with hypothermia, pneumonia, broken bones and severe dehydration. So he asked a Kurdish TV channel to let him go on the news to warn people in his homeland not to attempt the dangerous journey into the European Union through the Belarus-Poland border. “I want them not to come. They could die,” Azzaddin told The Associated Press on Monday.

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The new German ruling coalition has not been clear about its view on the standoff with Belarus over migrants that have made their way to the country's border with the European Union, a senior German conservative member of the bloc's parliament said.

FILE PHOTO: European People's Party meeting takes place in Berlin © Reuters/MICHELE TANTUSSI FILE PHOTO: European People's Party meeting takes place in Berlin

"I think the coalition agreement is quite vague ... having in mind the Belarusian situation, what is happening on the migration side," Manfred Weber, head of the centre-right EPP grouping in the European Parliament told reporters on Thursday.

Poland says Belarus is taking away migrants at border camp

  Poland says Belarus is taking away migrants at border camp WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A Polish government official said Wednesday that migrants who have spent days in a makeshift camp on the Belarusian side of Poland's eastern border are being taken away by bus by Belarusian officials. Since Nov. 8 a large group of people from the Middle East has been stuck at a border crossing with Poland, hoping to enter Europe. Most are fleeing conflict or hopelessness at home and aim to reach Germany or other western European countries. © Provided by Associated Press Migrants settle for the night in the logistics center in the checkpoint "Kuznitsa" at the Belarus-Poland border near Grodno, Belarus, on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021.

"I missed ... a clear message that you cannot blackmail the European Union, that all these attacks against the European border will be stopped and the German government is supporting this," he added.

Weber said the government taking over from Chancellor Angela Merkel looks set to take an overall approach of continuity towards the EU, and had spelt out clear positions on China, Russia and the rule of law in eastern European member states.

He said, however, the new government should work with French President Emmanuel Macron to give more momentum to the goal of a EU defence union and he wanted to see more commitment from Berlin to cooperation and trade with the United States.

(Reporting by Marine Strauss and John Chalmers)

EU Eyes Sanctions for Airlines, Tourism Companies Aiding Migrants Entrance to Belarus .
The sanctions are expected to be approved by EU leaders in the coming days.The EU is planning to target airlines and travel groups in the sanctions, which come after the organization accused Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko of purposefully using migrants to destabilize neighboring countries. According to a draft of the sanction obtained by the Associated Press, the affected companies are being accused of helping Belarus bring migrants to the country. From there, the migrants would be encouraged by the country to cross international borders into Poland, Latvia, and Lithuania.

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