Martin Polak of Belarus: The European Terra Incognita

Society The famous Austrian writer, journalist and translator Martin Pollack, immortalized in this year's International Leipzig Book Award for European Understanding, called on Europeans to stop ignoring Belarus and treats her with indifference.

"Belarus — is Terra Incognita, a white spot on the map in our heads — writes Martin Polak. — This is shameful and inexcusable. Maybe it's because of Belarus — a dictatorship, the last dictatorship in Europe, and feel it is unpleasant and uncomfortable? What it is a shame for our democratic, progressive continent, which is better to remain silent like?

Probably. Critics have called

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Lukashenko luring investors

Society Alexander Lukashenko issued the decree introduced additional benefits and incentives for investors.

According to the decree number 4, foreign investors are allowed to use the design documentation developed abroad, do not pay VAT on the purchase of goods used for the construction of facilities of the investment project.

Lukashenko also released a number of investors from paying tax — land tax and rent for the land owned by the state. Investors are also now required to make contributions to innovation funds.

A number of preferences is also endowed with a resident of free economic zones.

The government hopes that

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McCain and Lieberman will support Belarus

Society In Vilnius, the European Union and the U.S. policy today will discuss the situation in Belarus. The discussion will take place in the framework of an international conference. It invited politicians, diplomats, experts, and journalists.

Columnist Jacob Roman begins by noting the extremely high level of representation of the United States of America. It's — well-known senators John McCain and Joseph Lieberman:

"These two members of the U.S. Congress — a very influential and iconic people in American politics. As for Belarus, they are both fans of the very strict approach and to himself, Alexander Lukashenko and his

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Constantine Loukashov: I was fired from the institute, who founded my grandfather

Society Belarus continues to persecute those who had to do with the presidential election on December 19. People are losing their jobs, students expelled from universities. A few days ago to the number of unemployed has joined researcher Belarusian Research Institute of geological exploration Loukashov Constantine, who was a trustee of the presidential candidate Ales Mikhalevich.

Michas Scoble: "Constantine, you belong to a famous dynasty of Belarusian geologists: your grandfather Constantine Loukashov an academician, rector of the Belarusian State University, and his father — Valentine Loukashov — Doctor of Sciences and a corresponding member of the Academy of Sciences of

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Sen. Joe Lieberman: We are with you. Do not lose hope!

Society Sen. Joe Lieberman gave an exclusive interview to Radio Liberty, in which he expressed his assessment of the situation in Belarus. Lukashuk: Senator, in a few hours you are going to

Andrews Air Force Base outside Washington that the U.S. delegation to fly to Europe at the Munich security conference. But your first stop — Vilnius. What is the purpose of your visit?

Lieberman: For many years, Senator John McCain and I led a delegation to the Conference in the affairs of the Munich Security and prypynyaemsya always somewhere else to learn something and maybe make constructive

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Belarus Migration

Society Each family of migrants entering the territory of Belarus in 2011, will receive from the state up to $ 1000 for adaptation and accommodation.

The budget provides for a new program of national demographic security of Belarus, which will be adoptedand in the first quarter of this year. Thus Government plans to increase the flow of migrants and to compensate for the natural reduction of the Belarusians, the Internet portal TUT.BY.

As the portal TUT.BY Head of Migration, working with foreign citizens and persons without citizenship, Department of Citizenship and Migration Ministry of Internal Affairs of Belarus

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Belarus enterprising

Society Alexander Lukashenko on February 3 signed a decree declaring 2011 the Year of pradprymalnastsi, BelTA informs.

According to the decree, today before Belarusian society is a major challenge to make a breakthrough in all sectors and industries to reach the level of advanced European countries.

Year pradprymalnastsi will help create a new image of the Belarusian economy, raznyavolennyu business activity and initiatives, create an atmosphere of healthy competition, favorable conditions for the introduction of new technologies in all fields, the well-being and quality of life of citizens — writes the state news agency.

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Today, February 4

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

Snow …

…with rain. Temperature: 6 — 11 C. 

Do not pass:

Presentation of the book "The Belarusian word from singing" about the work of Dmitry Vaitsyushkevich. At the office of the Movement "For Freedom" at Independence Ave, 80 square meters. Seventy-third beginning at 18.00. 


European Union summit in Brussels.

The 47th Conference on Security in Munich. 


In 1746, the estate of the Slonim district Merechevschina born Tadeusz Kosciuszko, a hero of the national liberation struggle in the Commonwealth and the

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Today, February 7


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

Dry …

Temperatures around zero.

Do not miss:

The deadline for those who want to get on 25-27 March in Vilnius on Open Days of the European Humanities University. "Three Days of Yerevan State University" — an opportunity for high school seniors and their parents to attend classes, talk with teachers and students to write an introductory essay, as well as to live in a student dormitory.

The National Council of the United Civic Party will discuss "the case Romanchuk."


British court will

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Lukashenko does not eat meat oppositionists

Society February 3 St. Petersburg branch of the organization "Defence" held an action of solidarity with Belarusian political prisoners called "Breakfast of Lukashenko."The agency "Asasheyted press", the participants hehe sold Alexander Lukashenko meat "of the Belarusian opposition." By the Belarusian consulate in St. Petersburg young people brought cans of stewed meat, signed the names of the ex-presidential candidates.

In the embassy intruders said that such a transfer for President Lukashenko will not take, because they have other functions — to issue a visa, although in so-called State of the Union this sounds like nonsense.

As a result of

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