Bill to suspend Belarus-EU readmission agreement in parliament soon

    Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko has decided in favor of bringing a bill on suspending the agreement between the Republic of Belarus and the European Union on the readmission of individuals, who stay without permission, into the House of Representatives of the National Assembly. The document was prepared by the government in response to unfriendly actions of the European Union and its member states towards Belarus.

    The agreement stipulates the procedure for transferring, accepting, and returning the individuals, who violate terms of entry, stay, and residence. Belarus’ corresponding obligations will be put on hold soon.

    Belarus’ decision is compliant with international law. The agreement stipulates that each side can partially or fully suspend the agreement temporarily by officially notifying the other side.