LIVE: EU Weighs Sanctions Over ‘Hijacking’ of Ryanair Jet by Belarus | Top News

About This Source - Bloomberg QuickTake: Now

Bloomberg L.P. is a privately held financial, software, data, and media company headquartered in Midtown Manhattan, New York City.

It was founded by Michael Bloomberg in 1981, with the help of Thomas Secunda, Duncan MacMillan, Charles Zegar, and a 12% ownership investment by Merrill Lynch.

Recent from Bloomberg QuickTake: Now:

  • Hong Kong Apple Daily Arrests Not a Tool to Suppress Media: Carrie Lam
  • LIVE: Senate Debates Nomination of Biden Intelligence Pick Christopher Fonzone
  • How Does Ranked-Choice Voting Work? What to Know for NYC Mayor Election
  • Bloomberg Quicktake: Now published this video item, entitled “LIVE: EU Weighs Sanctions Over ‘Hijacking’ of Ryanair Jet by Belarus | Top News” – below is their description.

    (May 24) European leaders will discuss possible sanctions after Belarus ordered a Ryanair Holdings Plc flight transiting its airspace to land and arrested a journalist on board in an unprecedented violation of European air travel protocols.

    The forced landing and arrest of Raman Pratasevich, 26, who had fled Belarus after covering nationwide protests last year, drew sharp and unified condemnation from the U.S. and the European Union. EU leaders, meeting for dinner in Brussels Monday at the start of a two-day summit, will weigh measures such as travel restrictions and possible flight bans, according to two officials familiar with the matter. That would be top of a new sanctions package that Brussels was preparing to present next month.

    But the bloc’s influence may be limited after years of sanctions against Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko’s regime have had little impact and Minsk enjoys strong support from its closest ally in Moscow after a brutal crackdown on opponents.

    Bloomberg Quicktake: Now YouTube Channel

    Got a comment? Leave your thoughts in the comments section, below. Please note comments are moderated before publication.

    In This Story: Belarus

    Belarus, officially the Republic of Belarus and formerly known as Byelorussia or Belorussia, is a landlocked country in Eastern Europe. It is bordered by Russia to the northeast, Ukraine to the south, Poland to the west, and Lithuania and Latvia to the northwest. Its capital and most populous city is Minsk.

    5 Recent Items: Belarus

  • U.S., EU, Britain and Canada Slap Sanctions on Belarus
  • EU announces new sanctions against Belarus after arrest of journalist
  • U.S., Canada, U.K. and EU Sanction Dozens of Belarus Officials, Psaki Says
  • EU announces sanctions against 86 officials, companies over Belarus plane diversion
  • Belarus: Opposition in exile calls for more help from EU
  • In This Story: Moscow

    Moscow, on the Moskva River in western Russia, is the nation’s cosmopolitan capital. In its historic core is the Kremlin, a complex that’s home to the president and tsarist treasures in the Armoury. Outside its walls is Red Square, Russia’s symbolic center. It’s home to Lenin’s Mausoleum, the State Historical Museum’s comprehensive collection and St. Basil’s Cathedral, known for its colorful, onion-shaped domes.

    2 Recent Items: Moscow

  • Trip to Brussels, Libya, Peace-Keeping & other topics – Daily Briefing (21 June 2021)
  • US teases new anti-Russia sanctions as ambassador returns to DC
  • In This Story: Ryanair

    Ryanair DAC (LON: RYA) is a European Low-cost airline founded in Ireland in 1984. It is headquartered in Swords, Dublin, with its primary operational bases at Dublin and London Stansted airports. It forms the largest part of the Ryanair Holdings family of airlines, and has Ryanair UK, Buzz, and Malta Air as sister airlines.

    3 Recent Items: Ryanair

  • U.S., EU, Britain and Canada Slap Sanctions on Belarus
  • EU announces new sanctions against Belarus after arrest of journalist
  • U.S., Canada, U.K. and EU Sanction Dozens of Belarus Officials, Psaki Says
  • Leave a Comment