Following talks with his Latvian counterpart Egils Levits on Wednesday, President János Áder called for a review of European Union migration laws. He said the situation was “dramatic” on Belarus’s border with Poland, Lithuania and Latvia.
According to MTI, the Latvian president said the situation on the Ukrainian border was worrying. Threats to Ukraine’s sovereignty would require immediate action, he said. Latvia also faces “problems” on the Belarusian border, an external border of the EU, he said. He called on the EU and NATO to impose sanctions on Belarus “because sanctions work, and the Belarusian regime has realized the situation is untenable.” Levits said EU regulations designed for “very different circumstances” should be reviewed.
President Áder also called for the protection of EU borders to deter Belarus from further provocation. Earlier, Hungary offered Poland help, President Áder noted, and today Latvia was offered the same. He said Latvia and Hungary viewed many issues similarly, and praised Levits for his role in developing the Latvian constitution. Both countries saw the union between a man and a woman as the core of the family, and the protection of Christian values and families as a duty of the state, he said.
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