Pavel Sheremet: European bureaucrats such as immoral as Russian

Society Sous: 31 January the EU imposed sanctions against the Belarusian leadership for the deployment of the country's wave of mass arrests. Simultaneously, the U.S. imposed visa bans and economic sanctions against the "Belneftekhim". In your opinion, what distinguishes these sanctions on those who had been introduced earlier in relation to Belarus? Will have the effect of these sanctions?

Sheremet: The current sanctions in contrast to all previous European action distinguished by the fact that the adopted fast enough, they are accompanied by a rather tough rhetoric and, most likely, will be continued. As to the U.S., they are more

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Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the EU and U.S. sanctions

Society Ministry Foreign Affairs Russia's called "counter-productive" decision of the EU and United States introduce new sanctions Belarus.This is stated in a statement issued on 1 February at the website of the Russian Foreign Ministry comments Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich.

"The consistent position of Russia is the need for the widest possible accession of Belarus as a sovereign European state in the process of international cooperation. This strategic context, the application against Belarus for political reasons unilateral sanctions based on undermining social and economic stability in the country will be counterproductive nature. On the contrary, the establishment and

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Estonia is ready to issue visas to Belarusians free

Society Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet has approved the decision to impose sanctions against Belarusian officials for acts of violence against participants in peaceful protest on December 19.

On He said, in the future the EU should pursue a policy which will take into account the actual conditions and will not be at the expense civil society Belarus.

One possibility, as Urmas Paet said, is a program of the EU "Eastern Partnership".

"We need to provide assistance to Belarusian students and facilitate people's ability to travel," — said the Minister, stressing the need to speed up the process

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YSU announces opening campaign

Society Belarus is the only university in the European Union — the European Humanities University in Vilnius — is launching a campaign to recruit new students. By the way, the third most successful students to study at YSU for free.

In the new academic year for first-year students will increase the number of scholarships to pay for benefits and other bonuses. There will be new programs.

YSU diploma — a diploma is the European standard, which is recognized in all EU countries and North America. Graduates bakalyavryyatu and graduate of Yerevan State University successfully find work in Europe and

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Will the effectiveness of the sanctions the U.S. and the European Union?

Society members: Vice-president of the "Freedom and Democracy" Marek Bucko from Warsaw and political scientist Andrei Fedorov from Minsk.

Visa sanctions

Valery Karbalevich"The EU was limited visa sanctions. U.S. addition to the visa restrictions prohibited cooperation with two Belarusian refineries. Why such measures did the West? "

Marek Bucko"There is no single policy of the USA and the EU, although this would be desirable. U.S. sanctions affect the economy, and the EU sanctions — no. There is only the promise that if the situation in Belarus human rights deteriorate, then the West will introduce economic sanctions. What is now accepted

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Mijatovic reiterates its call to stop the harassment of journalists

Society The OSCE Representative on Media Dunja Mijatovic once called on the Belarusian authorities to stop the harassment of independent journalists. It is said in its statement issued on February 1 press service of the OSCE.

As the BelaPAN, Mijatovic expressed regret that the authorities did not allow her to visit Belarus in January. According to the statement, she wanted to come to Belarus to discuss the situation with the freedom of the media, as well as the fate of journalists Natalia Radina yes Rockets, who were arrested on December 19 and a few days ago released from the

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Today, February 2

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

Outside

Warming, sleet, rain, frost from two to three heat. 

Do not pass

At the Government House — a meeting of the Standing Committee of the House of Representatives on Human Rights.  

There, where we do not

Warsaw will host the international donors' conference, which aims to support civil society in Belarus in terms of repression.  

Also this day

1386 — Congress of the Lublin Grand Duke Jagiello ON elected King of Poland.1838 — Born Konstantin Kalinowski.1943 — Hitler's army lost the Battle of Stalingrad. 1989

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Russians are demanding the release of detainees in Minsk compatriots

Society 53% of Russians believe that by any means necessary to achieve as much as possible early release of Russian citizens detained in Belarus during the opposition rally on December 19. This is evidenced by the results of a survey conducted by the All-Russian Public Opinion Research Center.

Citizens of Russia Artem Brevs andIvan Gapon were arrested in Minsk on the day presidential election and charged with "organizing riots. " Russians now face up to 15 years in prison freedom.

A minority — those who propose not to intervene in the situation, allowing the Belarusian side of himself

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Wreath Memory: Vladimir Conon

Society Lost Vladimir Conon. Eminent philosopher and literary critic, Ph.D., professor left this world on the night of June 6. April 23, he was 78th year.

Vladimir Konan — the author of thousands of articles and dozens of monographs, compiled several collections of the Belarusian literary and folkloric heritage, one of the most active participants in the national revival of the country. Says the poet and philosopher Igor Bobkov, who worked with Mr. Conon.

Igor Bobkov

"I first heard about Vladimir Konan from Larissa Chernyshevoj. It was in the middle 80s. Then the department of history of philosophical thought in

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Kastusyou: Official EU must total several thousand people

Society What is the attitude in Belarus to sanctions imposed by the U.S. against the official Minsk and the European Union?

The Belarusian Foreign Ministry, in response to sanctions promised to introduce "appropriate and proportionate measures in content." When asked what would these measures, spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus Andrei Savinykh, explained:

The EU decision to us, unfortunately, leaves no choice …

"Any introduction of measures requires a certain amount of time. We are not going to rush this. Measures will be well analyzed, and once they are accepted, we will inform you. It is

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