Poland To Propose Strengthening Sanctions Against Belarus

Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said Poland will propose strengthening sanctions on Belarus at the upcoming European Council meeting.

« At the next European Council meeting, we will be in favor of strengthening sanctions, » Morawiecki said in response to questions from MPs on Tuesday.

At the same time, Poland’s prime minister stated that he did not want to wait until the European Council meeting in December. « I’ll bring up the subject of toughening penalties », he noted.

« We will propose far-reaching economic measures, not only enhancing sanctions in their existing form, that is, expanding the number of persons who are not permitted to join the EU, » he stated.

Furthermore, according to Morawiecki, Poland is pressing its EU counterparts to impose penalties on airlines that transport migrants from the Middle East to Belarus.

« Ministers Rau and Kaminski (Foreign Minister Zbigniew Rau and Interior Minister Mariusz Kaminski) are addressing the question of taking serious action against airlines that transport individuals from the Middle East with their EU colleagues, » Morawiecki added.

He went on to say that he had discussed the matter with Ursula von der Leyen, the head of the European Commission, and Charles Michel, the leader of the European Council.

source: reuters.com

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