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Belarus president Alexander Lukashenko (l) with Russian president Vladimir Putin in May (Photo: Kremlin.ru)

Lukashenko-linked firm suing EUobserver and EU Council

One of Belarusian president Alexander Lukashenko's family-linked firms is suing EUobserver, as well as the EU Council, after being blacklisted.

The Minsk-based Dana Astra 1000 has ordered EUobserver to take down an article, entitled Lukashenko-linked firms active in EU member Cyprus, from October last year, on pain of €2,500 a day in damages.

It launched its case at the Court of First Instance in Brussels in November, claiming ...

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

Belarus president Alexander Lukashenko (l) with Russian president Vladimir Putin in May (Photo: Kremlin.ru)

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

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