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SWR2: The European response to the crisis at the border

In an interview with SWR2, Policy Fellow Lucas Rasche explains the tools the EU has at its disposal to aid in the current crisis on the border between Belarus and Poland. 

With the large number of asylum seekers currently at the border between Belarus and Poland, the EU must formulate its response to the crisis quickly. On November 15, the EU foreign ministers will meet to discuss the crisis and possible responses. Lucas Rasche suggests that the response should include sanctions "but it is also right to think beyond sanctions." He also suggests that EU countries should not express blanket solidarity with Poland on the current crisis, but rather that the "solidarity should be linked to conditions to comply with applicable law." 

Find the full interview in German here