EU's Michel: Belarus plane incident a 'scandal'

"I hope tonight we can take decisions on that," Michel said ahead of the talks due to start at around 1700 GMT.

Belarusian authorities on Sunday (May 23) scrambled a fighter jet and flagged what turned out to be a false bomb alert to force the commercial airliner to land and then detained a dissident journalist who was on board.

It provoked condemnation from European countries, the United States, and NATO.