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Bildt (l): 'Well, there's always a deal.' Juppe (r): 'Slovenia ... asked for an exception' (Photo: consilium.europa.eu)

France: Slovenia got Belarus firm off the hook

Slovenia flat-out denies getting a Belarusian company off the latest EU sanctions list for the sake of a few million euros. But the French foreign minister says it did.

EU countries on Friday (23 March) blackballed two Belarusian oligarchs - Yuriy Chizh and Anatoly Ternavsky - 10 officials and 29 companies.

Speaking to press in Brussels after the meeting, France's Alain Juppe said...

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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.

Bildt (l): 'Well, there's always a deal.' Juppe (r): 'Slovenia ... asked for an exception' (Photo: consilium.europa.eu)

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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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