Are the EU and Belarus playing politics with refugees? | Inside Story
Al Jazeera, 24 Oct 2021
The European Union is divided on how to respond to a migration crisis in the Baltics.
Belarus is accused of giving tourist visas to refugees and migrants from Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria and then helping them cross the border into the bloc.
The EU is calling it 'state-sponsored smuggling', in retaliation against sanctions it imposed on Minsk for cracking down on dissent.
Migrants are stuck in the middle.
Could this standoff lead to a humanitarian crisis?
Presenter: Mohammed Jamjoom
Jaroslav Romanchuk - Presdent, Mises Scientific Research Centre and former Belarussian presidential candidate.
Karel Lannoo - Chief Executive, Centre for European Policy Studies.
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