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Zeit Online - Escalation on the border with Belarus

With the sitauation on the border with Belarus continuing to worsen, Policy Fellow Lucas Rasche weighs in on the options for the EU.

The diplomatic situation between the EU and Belarus continues to escalate as attempts at diplomacy and political negotiation fail. Most recently, Turkey banned Iraqi, Yemeni and Syrian nationals from flying to Belarus. Lucas Rasche says that "in the short term, it can make sense to stop flights, also because it is an economic leverage," but warns that this is just a stopgap measure because "the routes change quickly, especially since there are hardly any legal escape routes to Europe."

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