The bureaucracy of the European Union may try to bypass the Cyprus veto and use an alternative procedure to impose sanctions on Belarus, The Guardian reported on October 1, citing a source.
Earlier, representatives of the EU countries could not come to a unanimous decision on sanctions against Belarus. In particular, Cyprus refused to support the sanctions until such time as similar sanctions are imposed against Turkey in connection with the activities of this state in the Mediterranean Sea.
However, according to media reports, the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell can use an alternative procedure for imposing sanctions, which does not require the consent of all EU members.
The sanctions can allegedly be introduced without taking into account the views of all EU members, relying only on a qualified majority of vot