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The European Commission continues to hold back approval of 36 billion euros ($41 billion) Poland wants from EU coronavirus recovery funds because of Warsaw's perceived roll-back of democratic norms. Photo: Kenzo Tribouillard / AFP
The European Commission continues to hol... […]

EU, Poland still at odds despite united front on migrants

Warsaw and Brussels may have put on a united front over the Belarus migrant crisis, but analysts doubt the cooperation will extend to their longstanding row over judicial independence
Paramedics near the Polish-Belarus border prepare to transport an elderly female member of a Kurdish family from Dohuk, Iraq to the town of Narewka, Poland, on November 9, 2021. Photo: Wojtek Radwanski / AFP
Paramedics near the Polish-Belarus borde... […]

All roads lead to Belarus on Iraq ‘package deals’

Iraqis willing and able to pay thousands of dollars for would-be "package deals" to the EU via Belarus have several itineraries to choose from. With many stuck at the Belarus-Poland border, AFP spoke to travel agents and migrants
A member of a Kurdish family from Iraq holds a sign calling for asylum as they wait for the border guard patrol near Narewka, Poland, near the Polish-Belarus border on November 9, 2021. Photo: Wojtek Radwanski / AFP
A member of a Kurdish family from Iraq h... […]

Five things to know about the Poland-Belarus migrant crisis

An influx of migrants on the border between Poland and Belarus -- the EU's eastern frontier -- has led to an escalating crisis, with concerns growing in Europe. Five things to know about the stand-off
The Massini family from Syria are comforted by an activist (2R) from the Grupa Granica (Border Group) while awaiting transport in the forest near the Polish town of Kleszczele, October 22, 2021
The Massini family from Syria are comfor... […]

‘Lives under threat’: Plight of migrants sparks Polish solidarity

"Everything okay?" a Polish activist asks a Syrian mother whose family has spent a week in the cold, wet woods between Belarus and Poland, among thousands of migrants who have tried to cross to the EU
European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell attends a press conference with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (R) after their meeting. The European Union's highest-ranking diplomat Josep Borrell has repeated the bloc's call for Russia to release anti-corruption campaigner Alexei Navalny.
European Union High Representative for F... […]

EU still smarting over expulsion of diplomats seen at Navalny demo

The tension grows between Russia and the European Union as Russia expells three EU diplomats - from Germany, Poland and Sweden - for their alleged participation in rallies supporting jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny.