Against refugees from Belarus: Poland is planning "solid, high barrier" at the limit

The situation on the Polish-Belarusian border is coming to a head. Poland’s parliament votes in favor of building a barrier to curb the flow of refugees. Foreign Minister Maas, meanwhile, accuses Belarusian ruler Lukashenko of being involved in organized crime. Poland’s parliament has approved the government’s plan to build a permanent fortification on the border […]

New high on the weekend: More migrants come to Germany via Poland

251 people illegally crossed the German-Polish border last weekend. A new high according to the federal police. The route led from Belarus via Lithuania and Poland. According to the Federal Police, 251 unauthorized border crossings were found at the German-Polish border in Brandenburg last weekend. That is a new high for weekends, said the federal […]

Escape via Belarus: Poland extends state of emergency at the border

Belarus continues to smuggle migrants into the EU. Poland is now deploying more than 2,000 soldiers. In the past two months, the authorities there have registered more than 10,000 attempts to cross the border. Some make it to Germany. Faced with a sustained influx of migrants, the Polish parliament extended the state of emergency on […]

Migrants at the Belarus border: Poland wants to extend the controversial state of emergency

People have been entering the EU illegally via Belarus for months. Poland blames the Belarusian ruler Lukashenko for this. The government in Warsaw wants to extend the emergency in the border area. Six people have died there in an unexplained manner. Despite several migrant deaths on its border with Belarus, Poland wants to extend the […]

Belarus wants to arm: Lukashenko pays Merkel back

On Saturday, Chancellor Merkel accused Belarus of “hybrid attacks”, and now the ruler Lukashenko is making the same accusation. On the verge of a huge military maneuver, he also announced that he wanted to arm. The Belarusian head of state Alexander Lukashenko made the same accusation against “the West” that Chancellor Angela Merkel had previously […]

Closer economic relationship: Russia and Belarus are moving closer together

In 1999 Belarus and Russia conclude an agreement on a “Union State” – among other things with a joint parliament. It’s not that far yet, but the two countries are already moving closer together economically. This could form the basis for political rapprochement. Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Belarusian counterpart Alexander Lukashenko have agreed […]

Illegal immigration from Belarus: Poland stays at the border in an emergency

Belarus smuggles refugees westwards, who then end up at the gates of Latvia, Lithuania and Poland. Behind this is suspected an act of retaliation by Lukashenko for EU sanctions. The state of emergency recently imposed by Poland has now also been confirmed by parliament despite headwinds from the opposition. Poland’s parliament wants to maintain the […]