Poland: Lukashenko still has a choice

Society In connection with post-election repression in Belarus and the events in North Africa, the European Union has decided to review its policy of neighborhood. The revised version of this strategy to be announced in May.

Commissioner for Enlargement and EU Neighborhood Stefan Fule noted that the terms of Brussels with its neighbors will become more stringent.

Minister Foreign Affairs Poland Radoslaw Sikorski, in turn, explained that instead of the "big stick" — accession to the EU, which Brussels can not promise their eastern neighbors — the EU will develop a large number of "small cakes." Thus Brussels will be

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Even today, March 30

Society Blitz review of events and those in Belarus, world history.

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Cloudy with rain in the afternoon, the temperature of +4 — +6 C

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Minsk, the Belarusian Popular Front party mansion on Masherova, 8, a music critic Vytautas Martinenko presents his new book — "Rock on-line"Beginning at 18.00

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Buenes Aires / Santiago, Czech President Vaclav Klaus in Argentina and Chile

Jerusalem, the visit of the German Interior Minister Hans-Peter Friedrich

London, Royal Albert Hall, a concert in honor of the 80th anniversary of Mikhail Gorbachev

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1814: Allied forces antynapaleonavskay

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In Prague, marked 100 days Squares

Society In the center of Prague on Wenceslas Square, a rally of solidarity with political prisoners in Belarus.

One of the protesters, the Prague student Dmitry housing said in an interview Radio Liberty:

"Around 40 Belarusians are not indifferent to Situation in Belarus, indifferent to political repression, have gathered on Wenceslas Square in the center of Prague, to express their solidarity with the the people, are exclusively for their views are now behind bars in the dungeons of the KGB. We were handing out cards. Every passer-by could sign a postcard specific political prisoner … "

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Moody's has lowered the credit rating of Belarus

Society International rating agency Moody's Investors Service lowered the credit rating of Belarus on one point — from B1 to B2.

The reason for the downgrade is called the balance of payments deficit, which, according to estimates, up to 16% of gross domestic product. Moody's also believes that, despite the great truth of the loan from Russia and plans for privatization, external assistance will largely be an additional burden for the economy of Belarus.

Moody's may again increase the rating of Belarus, if Belarusian authorities be able to improve the country's competitiveness in the global market and to reduce

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Warsaw stock Hundred black days

Society At Castle Square in Warsaw on Tuesday Rally, whose members remind passers-by about the events that took place in Belarus on December 19 and the next 100 days.

Castle Square in Warsaw is traditionally a venue for a variety of pickets, demonstrations and happenings. Several dozen Belarusian white-red-white flags made it a kind of corridor with large images that illustrate what is happening in Belarus 100 days ago — the day of the presidential election.

That's right — "100 black days" — called the action organized by Information Office of solidarity with the democratic Belarus led by journalist

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The escalation of the conflict between Minsk and Brussels: prospects and implications

Society Expansion of the EU list of banned Belarusian officials, the list of banned Europeans announced by the official Minsk, the prospect of economic sanctions — how far will the escalation of the conflict between the West and Belarus? Who's who cheated — Lukashenko Lukashenko West or West? Has the now defenseless Belarus to Moscow? On these topics in the "Prague accent" talk editor of "The Belarusian Dumka" Vadim Hyginus and editor-in-chief of the newspaper "Narodnaya Volya" Kalinkina.

Drakakhrust: In the relations between Belarus and the West — the further escalation of the conflict: the European Union has expanded

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Will Belarus part of the Great Russian civilization?

After the rise of software items, Vladimir Putin, Alexander Lukashenko and Nursultan Nazarbayev, the prospect of the formation of the post-Soviet space, the new integration association — the Eurasian Union — for a time became the number one topic in the media of the Russian Federation and the CIS. Certainly, if the project to be created on the basis of three more cost-persistent (or, more precisely to say, less backward) of the CIS countries — Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan, would be the best, but does not stall on the stage, which has become final for other similar initiatives, which at

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The OSCE Office evicted

Society Today, the staff of the OSCE Office in Minsk was carried out of the building and the furniture removed signs. December 31 last year, the Belarusian authorities announced the closure of the OSCE Office in Belarus and were given time for maintenance eviction mission. OSCE Office in Minsk worked from 1998.

Near the building in Minsk, where the office of the OSCE, there are still sign and flag of the organization. Answering machine announces that "you've reached the OSCE office in Minsk." However, the office does not work. And his eviction last until the end of March, said on

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Adam Michnik: As long as people are in prison, there is no place dialogue

Society Editor of "Gazeta Wyborcza" Adam Michnik in an interview with "Freedom" during the Global Forum Vrotslovskogoshared his views on the situation in Belarus.

— Why failed policy of dialogue with the official Minsk and Belarus' accession to Europe, which was carried out in 2008-2010? It is in a sense was profitable and Lukashenko.

— In such a policy is a big risk. And what happened in Belarus — it is very sad, it's a disaster. Logic is not only Europeans but also part of the Belarusian opposition was such a little thing to economically support Lukashenko that he did

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Even today, March 29

Society Blitz review of events and those in Belarus, a world history.

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Cloudy with occasional sunshine, temperatures around freezing at night, 4 day … +6 C

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Minsk, Government House, the meeting of the Council of Ministers Beginning at 10.00.

Minsk National press center, press conference "Joint ventures in Russia and Belarus to overcome the consequences of the Chernobyl disaster." Beginning at 12.00.

Minsk National presavy center, press conference "Formation of a common educational space of Belarus and Russia." Starts at 14:00.

Minsk City Hall, a press conference with the Chairman of Minsk City Executive Committee Nikolai

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