International

Sweden has been too soft on Belarus, say critics

1:55 min
  • The EU is preparing economic sanctions against Belarus, following the forced landing of a passenger aircraft and the arrest of an oppositional journalist last month.
  • Critics on both sides of the political aisle say Sweden should have taken a tougher line against the regime of President Lukashenko.
  • Foreign minister Ann Linde says there is broad agreement for increased political and economic pressure on Belarus.