Philippe Dam, from Human Rights Watch, on what EU foreign affairs chief Josep Borrell must tell Russia on his visit to Moscow this week.
"We will not accept that the United Kingdom will be the only country in the world that does not recognise the Delegation of the European Union as the equivalent of a diplomatic mission," High Representative Josep Borrell warned on Monday.
The Commission said the funds will help migrants and refugees "facing a humanitarian disaster" by financing warm clothing, blankets, food, healthcare and mental health and psychological support.
“If you intend to be autonomous, you have to pay your own expenses,” the EU’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs told Euronews Brussels Correspondent Ana Lazaro Bosch in The Global Conversation.
European diplomats say Cypriot officials are threatening to veto sanctions against Minsk if the EU does not consider action over a separate dispute in the Mediterranean Sea.
The bloc's foreign policy chief said ministers will agree on sanctions on Belarus on September 21 while EU leaders will discuss restrictive measures on Turkey on September 24.
According to the UN, 483 aid workers were subject to attacks last year, an 18 per cent rise on 2018 and the highest number ever recorded.
Commission hearings continue with Vera Jourova (Czech Republic) and Josep Borrell (Spain).