Ministry of Foreign Affairs: The Eastern Partnership is losing its appeal for Belarus

Society This statement was made by the Head of Information — Foreign Ministry spokesman Andrei Savinykh, responding to a reporter learned about the prospects of the initiative.

Foreign Ministry spokesman stressed that Belarus responded positively to the idea of the "Eastern Partnership". "I believe that it could become an effective tool of the States Parties, the CIS and the EU" — said Savin.

He further stated that "after more than two years conversations we see little tangible progress. "" We have to state that the idea of the program is emasculated and loses its appeal at the political level, we

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By tomorrow the history of Eurasia

China's largest railway junction — the city of Zhengzhou / Henan Province, Central China / July 18 officially opened a direct line of cross-border container freight to Europe.

The new line connects Zhengzhou to the German city of Hamburg, passing through the territory of China, Kazakhstan, Russia, Belarus, Poland and Germany. Its total length is 10,214 kilometers. The travel time along the whole line is 16-18 days, 15 days faster than send goods from Zhengzhou to Europe by sea. On the road freight twice passed customs control, the train passes twice on a new track.

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Already today, April 1

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Weather:

Rain all day, the temperature of 6 — 8 C

Do not pass:

The abolition of the transport controls at the border between Belarus and Russia

Minsk, Gallery "B" ekzartsystski Gesamtkunstwerk "Theatrical demons" on the occasion of the presentation of the book by Ilya SinaStart at 19.00

THERE WHERE HAVE NO:

Washington, DC: The hearing on the Belarusian issue in the Foreign Affairs Committee of the U.S. Congress

The Hague, The Review of the International Court of Georgia's complaints about ethnic discrimination in Russia

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1557: Sigismund August signed "Statutes on portages", the beginning of the

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In Washington, a hearing will be held in Belarus

Society in the hearings, that have title: "The Government of Belarus established order of things Human Rights in your country? "

— Daniel Russell will perform in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, U.S. Dyarzhepartamentu and David Kramer, executive director of the human rights organization Freedom House.

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National Bank has promised to stop

Society Board of the National Bank of Belarus has approved the decision not to apply the additional restrictive measures in the sphere of currency regulation and currency control.

Moreover, the National Bank has determined that with the increasing need for reserves previously introduced measures to regulate transactions of purchase and sale of foreign currencies will disappear, and it will begin to take steps to strengthen market mechanisms of the currency market.

At the same time National Bank "completely eliminates the possibility of a single material adjustment to the exchange rate of the Belarusian ruble."

This is stated

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Bratislava requires Lukashenko to release political prisoners

Society Slovakia's parliament issued a tough statement on the situation in Belarus.

In particular, the National Council of the Slovak Republic requiresAlexander Lukashenko "The immediate release of political prisoners and the abolition of penalties to all Belarusian citizens who have been convicted in connection with the demonstration of 19 December 2010."

This is with reference to the Slovak Embassy in Minsk, BelaPAN news agency reported.

Parliament this country recommended that the President of Slovakia Ivan Gasparovic and governments in bilateral and multilateral meetings to seek the release of political prisoners in Belarus.

The National Council of the Slovak Republic considers

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Belarus does not want to make public the list of unwanted European officials

Society Belarus will not publish lists of European and American officials, who banned the entry into its territory. A closure of the OSCE office in Minsk does not mean reducing the level of interaction with the organization. So said a spokesman for the Belarusian Foreign Ministry Andrei Savinykh.

A representative Polish delegation in April is going to the memorial service at Katyn. Usually Poles traveled to Katyn through Belarus. But This year,, after the introduction of the EU visa sanctions against Belarusian officials, a spokesman for the Belarusian Foreign Ministry Andrei Savinykh said that, they say, among the Polish citizens

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Together with Andrei Poczobut

Society Today Grodno journalists, members of the Belarusian Association of Journalists prepared a statement to the regional prosecutor's office. They need to stop the criminal case against his colleague Andrew Pochobut — correspondent of the Polish "Gazety Wyborczej".

Pochobut recognized a suspect in the case of insulting the President of the Republic of Belarus. It is initiated by the KGB, have inspected A.Pochobuta publications. Today Grodno journalists began putting their signatures to the statement to the prosecutor.

Irina Chernyavka one of the first to put his signature to the demand to stop the criminal case against Andrei Poczobut.

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The authorities are showing their antypolskasts

Society March 31 Constitutional Court of Belarus began consideration of the law of Poland "The Pole's Card" for compliance with the generally recognized principles and norms of international law. Initiated this issue The House of Representatives on February 23. Polish Parliament adopted a law on "Pole's Card" acts since 2008. Map confirms the identity of ethnic Poles living in the CIS and the Baltic States to the Polish nation and gives them benefits in visa when visiting Poland, and ensures support for the conduct of business, employment and admission to study in Poland. According to Chairman of the House of

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Catherine Ashton's office: Mitigation charges did not affect the position of the EU

Society Reducing charges several defendants in the case on January 29 did not affect the position of the European Union.

"The position of the European Union on the situation in Belarus is very clear and remains unchanged," — said May Katsyyanchych, spokesman for the supreme representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton.

Katsyyanchyts reminded of the requirement of the EU to the Belarusian authorities, "the immediate and unconditional release and rehabilitation of all those who were detained for political reasons."

According to her, depending on the evolution of the situation in Belarus, the EU is

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