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11/9/2021, 11:27 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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EU halts visa facilitation for Belarusian officials

The Council of the European Union announced on Tuesday that it partially suspended the application of the EU-Belarus visa facilitation agreement as "a response to the ongoing hybrid attack launched by the Belarusian regime." The decision includes the provisions that waive requirements for documentary evidence, regulate the issuing of multiple entry visas and reduce visa application fees, and it does not apply to ordinary citizens.

"We strongly condemn and reject the continued instrumentalization of migration by the Belarus regime. It is unacceptable for Belarus to play with people's lives for political purposes. Today's decision shows once again our joint commitment to continue countering this ongoing hybrid attack," said Chair of the Home Affairs Council Ales Hojs.

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