2 March 2012, 17:50

EU to ratchet up sanctions against Belarus

EU to ratchet up sanctions against Belarus

EU leaders are concerned over the deteriorating human rights situation in Belarus, European Council chief Herman Van Rompuy said at today’s Brussels summit.

EU leaders are concerned over the deteriorating human rights situation in Belarus, European Council chief Herman Van Rompuy said at today’s Brussels summit.

Earlier this week, the EU leaders agreed on stepping up the sanctions against a number of Belarusian officials, whom they had accused of being responsible for cracking down on the opposition and civil society representatives.

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