European Union Council: "The situation in Belarus is not improving"
On 20 September Radio Liberty already informed of the European Union's decision to prolong by one year a ban on entry to and transit through the EU countries to the Belarusian officials, who, according to Brussels, are involved with the disappearances or concealing the truth about the disappearance of the opposition politicians. The European Union Council approved the regulation.
The final document adopted by the European Union Council says that the ban introduced in September last year will be prolonged "due to the recent developments in Belarus, where political reprisals are being intensified".
The European Union Council is a body that takes the most important decisions in the united Europe. The Council is comprised of one representative of each EU country depending on the issue considered by the Council at the moment. If this is a foreign policy issue, for example, then the Council sitting is attended by 25 foreign ministers from each country.