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The EU Council will make its decision on Friday, with follow-up talks after the summer break (Photo: consilium.europa.au)

EU expected to recall Belarus ambassadors

EU countries' diplomats expect a special meeting on Friday (10 August) to end with a mass pull-out of EU ambassadors from Belarus.

The bad blood comes amid a worsening diplomatic dispute between Belarus and Sweden.

Belarus last Friday expelled the Swedish ambassador. Sweden later kicked out three Belarusian envoys. And Belarus on Wednesday expelled all remaining Swedish diplomats in Minsk.

"Recalling the EU ambassadors for consultations [to their home capitals] is the mi...

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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.

The EU Council will make its decision on Friday, with follow-up talks after the summer break (Photo: consilium.europa.au)

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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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