Babiš calls for urgent EU talks on situation in Belarus

Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš has made an urgent call on European Union leaders to hold a video conference on the situation in Belarus. He made the appeal after reaching agreement on the matter with his Polish counterpart, Mateusz Morawiecki.

Mr. Babiš called on the head of the European Council, Charles Michel, and the president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, to send a clear signal over sanctions on Belarus, where there has been a brutal crackdown on protesters questioning the results of presidential elections held last Sunday.

The Czech PM said Europe’s leaders must insist on fresh elections taking place.

Author: Ian Willoughby