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<TitreRecueil>pursuant to Rule 143 of the Rules of Procedure</TitreRecueil>

<Titre>on the situation at the Belarusian border</Titre>

<Depute>Tom Vandendriessche, Filip De Man, Roman Haider, Susanna Ceccardi, Georg Mayer, Harald Vilimsky, Nicolaus Fest, Teuvo Hakkarainen, Maximilian Krah, Gerolf Annemans, Mathilde Androuët, Laura Huhtasaari</Depute>


Motion for a European Parliament resolution on the situation at the Belarusian border

The European Parliament,

 having regard to Article 6 of the Treaty on European Union,

 having regard to Rule 143 of its Rules of Procedure,

A. whereas the EU border with Belarus has been the site of more than 30 000 illegal border crossings since August 2021; whereas Poland has declared a state of emergency at the border;

B. whereas Belarus, under the autocratic leadership of Alexander Lukashenko, has escorted migrants to the EU border, with the aim of weaponising migration against the EU; whereas Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, has used similar strategies in the past;

C. whereas Poland has announced its intention to construct a border wall; whereas the Polish parliament has passed legislation that allows for the expulsion of immigrants back to Belarus; whereas the Commission has denounced both initiatives;

1. Stresses that the autocratic leadership of Belarus and Turkey is weaponising migrants against the EU; strongly condemns these destabilising attempts;

2. Expresses its support for the Member States securing the EU’s external borders, and thereby fulfilling their obligations under the Treaties by any means necessary;

3. Calls on the Commission to support the Member States in the defence and security of their borders; calls on the Commission to provide funds for the construction of the border fence on the Polish-Belarusian border.

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