Belarus threatens to exclude from the Eastern Partnership

Society The European Parliament today called for a new presidential election in Belarus. It is also proposed to apply economic sanctions and exclude Belarus from the "Eastern Partnership". Analysts estimated the document as the most brutal of all the resolutions that the EU has ever taken in Belarus.

In the first paragraph of the resolution the European Parliament "calls for new elections" in compliance with democratic standards of the OSCE. The coordinator of the campaign "For free and fair elections — 2010" Viktor Kornienko believes that new presidential elections in Belarus could to announce in three months:

Viktor Kornienko

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The European Parliament will send their deputies to Minsk

Society MEPs delegation plans to visit Belarus in support of the opposition. This decision was taken on January 20 Confederation of leaders of political factions of the European Parliament, the PAP passes.

The plans MEPs — a meeting with detained after the elections and their families, as well as with representatives of the independent media. Date of the mission is not specified, but MEPs want to visit Belarus possible more.

It is likely that the visit will take place next week, in time to get acquainted with the situation prior to the meeting of the Council of Ministers Foreign

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Chairman of the European Parliament welcomes the resolution on Belarus

Society "The Belarusian people deservedly has a European past, and we will always support him ", said Jerzy Buzek.European Parliament President Jerzy Buzek said in his statement that decision will soon send a mission to Minsk to study the situation.

The authorities should ensure unimpeded access to the detainees relatives, legal and judicial assistance.

"We urge the Belarusian authorities to immediately and unconditionally release all those detained during the elections and beyond, including prisoners of conscience. The Belarusian authorities must ensure unimpeded access to the detainees relatives, legal and judicial assistance. Until we see the prisoners on the loose,

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The Embassy will provide lists of banned Belarusian officials

Aspect of society, it should be noted that, says the correspondent, it is a call for an end to the participation of Belarus in the Eastern Partnership.

"Made a call for the termination of the participation of Belarus in the Eastern Partnership, and this is done before, as will vote for the program in Budapest in May. So it's a sign that there is still time for Belarusian authorities, but if nothing changes until May, the EU cease participation of Belarus in the program. "

Now 27 foreign ministers are developing a decision on visa sanctions against representatives of the

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Luis Ayala: Never expected that this could be in Europe

Society The Secretary General of the Socialist International Luis Ayala, who concluded his visit to Minsk, called on the Belarusian authorities to immediately and unconditionally release all those who were arrested after the presidential elections in Belarus.

Luis Ayala's visit was not planned in advance. Secretary General Satsynternu arrived in Minsk on January 18 in the evening and almost three in the morning waiting at the airport to let him through the territory of Belarus. In all the conversations, Mr. Ayala noted that Belarus Now is priority for Satsynternu. He came to study the situation in Belarus, and met

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Delegation of European Union in Belarus headed by former Latvian Ambassador Maira Mora

Society Her appointment to the post held on June 17, the press office of the High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton.

"Representation of the European Union in Belarus headed by Maira Mora will expand cooperation with the Belarusian people. EU remains committed to its policy of critical engagement with Belarus", — quotes Ashton BelaPAN with reference to its press office.

At the same time, stressed the EU High Representative, "any deepening of relations depends on the release of all political prisoners, as well as on further progress by the Belarusian authorities in matters pavazhannya the principles

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European Parliament calls for new elections in Belarus

Society At the session of the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Thursday unanimously adopted a resolution on Belarus — the hardest of all the resolutions that the EU has ever taken in Belarus.

European Parliament resolution on the situation in Belarus

The European Parliament,

— Taking into account the previous European Parliament resolution on the situation in Belarus, in particular its resolution of 17 December 2009,

— Taking into account the resolution of the Council 2010/639/CFSP of 25 October 2010 concerning restrictions on the specific officials of Belarus,

— Taking into account the resolution of the Council of Ministers

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Myasnikovich wants to update the Belarusian-Russian cooperation

Society Veteran Belarusian politicians Mikhail Myasnikovich made his first official foreign visit to the new post of prime minister.

Experts do not rule out that Myasnikovich will hear a lot of complaints against the Belarusian leadership.

Announced that at the meeting of heads of government will first be discussed energy issues: the conditions of the supply of oil to Belarusian refineries, gas cost for Belarus in 2011in the construction of the first Belarusian nuclear power plant with the assistance of the Russian capital.

At the beginning of a meeting with Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin Myasnikovich assured,

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Belarus and Russia has not yet switched to a single vehicle control

Society The transition of Belarus and Russia on a single transport control was held in accordance with the agreements with the first of January, but so far has fulfilled its obligations only Belarus.

In making the transition to a single vehicle control "today … there are issues" — quoted by the agency "Interfax" the Deputy Minister of Transport and Communications Alexander Shishko.

At today's press conference, Alexander Shishko noted that Belarus brought into line with the new requirements of its regulatory framework, with January 1, Transport Inspectorate is working on the new rules, the inner border of the Union State,

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Minsk slowly preparing a response to Warsaw

Society Belarus will not rush to visa sanctions against Poland. This was stated by Foreign Ministry spokesman Andrei Savinykh.

"We will not be in a hurry, and the measures that will do will be the same size and scope of the west of the Polish side."

Foreign Ministry spokesman also said, that the authorities Belarus "with great regret the fact that the Polish side has chosen a confrontational way." Polish Foreign Ministry confirmed the ban on the entry of hundreds of representatives of the authorities of Belarus headed by Lukashenko. Similar sanctions are expected in late January and the Council

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