November 8, 2021
Reaching Europe has never been easy for those fleeing the war-ravaged Middle East, amid constant risk of drowning when attempting to cross the Mediterranean. But a stand-off in Eastern Europe has opened a safer route for migrants.
The situation began changing as relations between the EU and Belarus deteriorated after the 2020 presidential elections followed by mass protests. The result of the election was rejected by the EU, with some of Belarus’ immediate EU neighbors actively supporting Belarusian opposition.