The extraordinary European Council summit aims to support Belarusian society and to pinpoint the solution to the crisis by the dialogue and without external interference.
‘Our message is obvious. The violence shall cease and the peaceful and pluralistic dialogue shall begin’ – wrote on Twitter right after the beginning of the summit meeting the President of European Council Charles Michel.
Before the videoconference of the European Council, the Presidents of the Visegrad Group countries accepted a joint statement concerning the situation in Belarus. According to the Chief of the Chancellery of the President of the Republic of Poland (KPRP) Krzysztof Szczerski, the Presidents call for holding a new presidential election and the dialogue.
‘European Union is united in the decision that the presidential election in Belarus was not compatible with the international standards. The presidential election should be repeated’ – the European source of information informed the Polish Press Agency (PAP) after Tuesday’s ambassadors' meeting.
European Union did not want to convene the summit at first. Unfortunately, the evolution of the situation across the eastern border changed the EU’s approach. Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki talked several times with the President of the European Council Charles Michel and with the President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen.
According to unofficial information, Ambassadors agreed with Michel’s statement which was in the letter with the invitation for the summit meeting.
Moreover, according to some sources of information, after the summit meeting, the President of the European Council Charles Michel is going to make a statement on behalf of the Member States. In the statement supposedly Michel is going to pinpoint that the only way out of the crisis is the cease of the violence, dialogue and absence of external interference.
Author: Monika Tobiszowska
Source: Poland Daily