EU leaders met virtually this week to take stock of the epidemiological situation across the continent, as sanctions against Russia were agreed upon by foreign affairs ministers.
“These are not even symbolic sanctions, just a few people were asked not to travel to the European Union," said Polish MEP Witold Jan Waszczykowski.
"There will be no immunity for those who are responsible for the crackdown on demonstrators and opposition politicians," Ursula von der Leyen said.
Cyprus has called for sanctions against Turkey over illegal drilling in the Eastern Mediterranean, but is offering a legal alternative.
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 decision by the European Parliament sanctions her lack of action against the ongoing crimes against the Rohingya community in Myanmar.