Kubilius: Russian reactor to be built in Belarus — Pilot

Society Lithuania will fight through the European Union and the OSCE against nuclear power plants to be built next to its border.

This was stated by Prime Minister Andrius Kubilius, reports DELFI.

According to Kubilius, the study of the environmental impact of both the planned nuclear power plant — in Belarus and the Kaliningrad region — have not been completed, and no answers to the questions that are of concern to Lithuania.

"As these procedures have not been completed, any work on the development of these projects would be a violation of international conventions," — said Kubilius. He noted that

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Minsk joined the visa war with Europe and the U.S.

Society The European Council today expanded the list of Belarusian officials banned from entering its territory, to one-hundred seventy-seventh to Alexander Lukashenko, his older sons, heads of electoral commissions responsible for the falsification of election results on December 19, representatives of the state-owned media, law enforcement agencies responsible for the dispersal of shares protest, prosecutors and judges added that harsh sentences arrested opposition leaders. Meanwhile the Belarusian government declared their visa sanctions in return — against members of the European Union and the United States.The European Council endorsed the decision to extend the restrictive measures (visa and financial) against Belarusian

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Another 19 representatives of the Belarusian regime came under EU sanctions

Society Council of the European Union today approved the decision to expand the restrictive measures against Belarusian officials responsible for electoral fraud and repression of civil society.

As the Press Service of the Council of the European Union, the ministers Foreign Affairs Union of 27 countries included in the list of representatives of the Belarusian regime against which the ban on travel to Europe and the freezing of assets, 19 others.

A complete list will be published in the March 22 edition of the "Official Journal".

Belarus may prohibit entry of more than 150 representatives from the EU and the U.S.

Society Belarus has prepared and is already implementing the response to the EU decision to impose sanctions against Belarusian officials.

Responses may relate to more than 150 people in a European Union and the U.S., said Interfax source in government circles.

"Inverse measures will affect more than 150 people from the European Union and the United States, including the chairman of the European Parliament Jerzy Buzek, MEPs Jacek Protasiewicz and a number of other politicians, parliamentarians, journalists, renowned the most odious initiatives with regard to Belarus, "- said the official.

He also noted that "one visa sanctions Belarus is

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The European Union intends to spend more money to help civil society

Society EU to increase aid to Belarusian civil society and the public, said European Commissioner Stefan Fule.

"Today's meeting is an important opportunity again to show solidarity with the people and civil society in Belarus. It will help to make that international assistance in this difficult period was a deliberate, targeted, effective, "- said in a communique released on behalf of the Stefan Fule.

Informal donor conference held on March 21 in Brussels.

The purpose of the conference, the report says the European Commission — to stimulate discussion among investors and Civil Society Belarus.

This meeting — the

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Human rights activists oppose the resumption of blacklists musicians

Society "The presence of" black lists ", the practice of banning performances, radio and TV broadcasting music and other works of art is nothing but a manifestation of obscurantism, which returns Belarus during the communist past," — said in a statement, the human rights center "Viasna"."These lists clearly indicate the existence of censorship in the country, which is directly prohibited by the Constitution Republic of Belarus (…) Human Rights Center "Viasna" considers this practice unacceptable and calls on the Belarusian authorities to immediately halt its "- says in a statement.

Lawyers "Spring" ready to assist musicians in upholding constitutional rights.

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Libyan lesson for Lukashenko

Society The Belarusian Foreign Ministry urged the participants of the international operation in Libya to cease hostilities immediately, as the missile and bomb strikes on Libyan territory, in the opinion of the Belarusian authorities, "go beyond the UN Security Council resolution." As in Belarus react to the start of the international operation in Libya?

Today, the Belarusian Foreign Ministry confirmed the position voiced by March 20. Foreign Ministry spokesman Andrei Savinykh said:

The settlement of the conflict is an internal affair of Libya and must provided by the Libyan people

"Missile and bomb strikes on Libyan territory beyond the UN

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Belarusian Debut Award supported by Russian businessman

Society Evening of March 21 in Minsk in the gallery "B" will be the first winners of the non-state ganaravanne literary prize "debut." It bears the name of Maxim Bogdanovich. Awards will get young writers under the age of 35 years in three categories: "Poetry," "Prose" and "Translation".

Award launched the Belarusian PEN Centre and the Union of Belarusian

writers. However, the chairman of the PEN Center Andrew Khadanovich says that in reality the founders of the award "Debut" anymore.

"Finally we have a great friend of Belarus Russian businessman Paul Beragovich, opened their Belarusian roots, who became interested

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EU to expand the black list of Belarusian officials

Society Today in Brussels at a meeting of foreign ministers of the European Union has to be decided to expand the list of Belarusian officials banned from entering the EU. It is expected that the European ministers to include a list of almost two dozen of the Belarusian judges and prosecutors who have considered the case against members of the opposition. There should also be blacklisted and leaders of universities, students are expelled for political activity.

Human rights activist Valentin Stefanovich believes that the expansion of the list of banned Belarusian officials is quite natural, as the Belarusian authorities

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Foreign Ministry urges Libya to cease fire

The Company's March 20 Belarusian Foreign Ministry issued a statement in response to rocket and bomb attacks by Gaddafi forces.

According to the Belarusian Foreign Ministry, "air strikes on Libyan territory beyond the UN Security Council resolution number 1973 and in conflict with its main goal — the safety of civilians."

"The Republic of Belarus Calls upon States that participate in military operations, to immediately cease hostilities that lead to human victims. The settlement of the conflict is an internal affair of Libya and must provided by the Libyan people without military intervention from outside, "- said in a

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