Spotlight | Belarus, Syria
Minsk makes murky play to become first EU migrant smuggler

From Damascus, Minsk has constructed a web of a dozen travel agencies which recruit migrants who are eventually taken to EU borders. This is taking place against a background of rejuvenated diplomatic activity in the Middle East by Lukashenko who is keen to renew ties with his longstanding Syrian ally. [...]
Published on 15.11.2021 at 06:00 GMT Reading time 4 minutes

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Belarus, Lithuania, United States
NATO outpost Vilnius chagrined over loss of its Belarusan potash business

Lithuania has been particularly affected by the recent friction between the Baltic states and Belarus. Apart from security considerations along its 500km border with Belarus, which is kept under tight surveillance by its security services, Lithuania has had to do without the economic benefits it derived from its key role in the exportation of Belarusan potash.

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