Media/Opinion pieces
Media/Opinion pieces

A NECESSARY MEASURE AGAINST EXTRATERRITORIAL COERCION: TO COMPENSATE OUR VICTIMS

“The aggressed EU must foot this bill of the European victims without
condition, restore proper international dignity and try ultimately to get compensation
from the rule breaker: meaning in addition to any due compensation of our own EU
victims, we must build proportionate countermeasures in full respect of the international
law. The full protection of our victims cannot become the blind spot of a well-intentioned
and comprehensive EU anti-coercion instrument.”
By Denis Verret, President, DV Conseil and member of the EuroDéfense-France Board.

EU and Belarus: What’s going on?

The last few days have been marked by constant images of the migration crisis unfolding on the border between Poland and Belarus. This ‘hybrid attack’, as European Institutions have dubbed it, comes in the context of a troubled period of relations between Belarus and the European Union, which has been deteriorating since the last presidential elections, in August 2020.