What are the prospects for Belarus IMF loans?

Society Belarus applied for credit support to the International Monetary Fund. Will the West stand the political conditions? What is the solution of this issue would have the geopolitical factor? What are the economic requirements may expose the IMF?

Participants: analyst Andrei Fedorov from Minsk and expert at the Center for Eastern Studies Camille Klysinsky from Warsaw.

Andrei Fedorov

Camille Klysinsky

Valery Karbalevich How serious is this step?

Valery Karbalevich"Belarus has officially refers to the IMF to provide a loan. As Prime Minister Myasnikovich, Minsk requested a loan of 3.8 billion dollars. How serious is this step? Some experts

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Correspondent Kommmersanta denied accreditation

Society This is Mavsun Hajiyev told BelaPAN. According to it, all the documents he submitted for accreditation by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus at the end of December last year.

"I have repeatedly called to the Foreign Ministry after the 2011, but I was told that a decision is pending. But on January 17 called me and said that the decision was made: accreditation will not be extended to me. When I asked the reason for this decision, and I was told that denial of accreditation adopted because of "some inaccuracies in my materials," — said Hajiyev.

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Myasnikovich go on Russian oil

Society Deliveries to Belarus duty-free Russian oil that are stopped from 1 January this year, not yet resumed. In the relations between the official Minsk and the Kremlin remains calm. Meanwhile Russian media reported "severe police repression" against the opposition in Minsk.According to the press service of the Belarusian government, the Prime Minister of Belarus Mikhail Myasnikovich this week working visit to Russia, "to meet with the Chairman of the Russian Government Vladimir Putin." The specific date of the visit and the program is not reported. However, observers note that the main topic of the talks will be exactly the

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I can not see anyone who could control the Belarus after Lukashenko

Society This opinion was expressed in an informal forum in Lithuania, an analyst at Washington-based think tank Jamestown Foundation Vlad Sokar. This is the Internet portal Delfi. "We now have to start preparing for the period" after Lukashenko, "- said the expert. — At the moment can not see any one group capable of managing Belarus after Lukashenko. We have to reach the ruling circles at the moment and help develop a competent group that has been able to take responsibility without destabilizing the situation in the state, and without the intervention of Russia ", — said V. Sokar.

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Ukraine and Belarus signed an agreement on the transit of oil through the Odessa — Brody

Society OAO "Ukrtransnafta" and CJSC "Belarusian Oil Company" signed on January 17 in Kiev transit agreement in 2011-12 Ukrainian side 4 million annually through the oil pipeline Odessa — Brody pipeline to the Mozyr refinery in Belarus.

As the Minister of Energy of Ukraine Yuriy Boiko, the agreements with Belarus beneficial Kiev. Moreover, According to the minister, the agreement between the Belarusian Oil Company and Ukrtransnafta does not affect the interests of Russia on the transit of oil through Ukraine to Europe.

As the RIA Novosti reported with reference to the Ministry of Fuel and enegetyki Ukraine, the

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The European Parliament is preparing a proposal for sanctions against the official Minsk

Society Today in Strasbourg European Parliament session begins, which will consider the situation in Belarus after the presidential elections, and approved a resolution that will contain recommendations on sanctions against the Belarusian authorities. Our correspondent Valery Kalinowski spoke with the developer of one of the projects of the resolution of the Lithuanian MEP Justas Paleckis.European Parliament debate on Belarus scheduled for the afternoon of January 19. The plenary session will also address a head of EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton. The vote on the draft resolution will be held tomorrow, January 20. Now European political factions are working on

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How to stop the repression in Belarus?

Society Are there any sanctions on the Belarusian regime that does not stop the persecution of dissidents? This was the topic for the transfer of Russian service of Radio Liberty, which leads Vladimir Kara-Murza. It was attended by former presidential candidate Yaroslav Romanchuk, the correspondent of "Novaya Gazeta" Elena Kastsyuchenka, a journalist of the magazine "Ogonek" Pavel Sheremet, a former Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Fyodor Shelah-Kavyadyaev.

The text of the transmission can be read here.

Russian experts: Lukashenko has nowhere to go except Russia

Society New Belarusian-Russian oil conflict, the statement by Minister Sergei Lavrov, who sided with the European requirements for official Minsk, hard tone Russian TV channels regarding the Belarusian situation — what are these steps? How do they compare with the position of the West on the outcome of the Belarusian elections? These are the questions of Liberty meet Russian political scientists — the director of the International Institute of Political Expertise Yevgeny Minchenko and director of the National Strategy Institute Mikhail Remizov.

Inhabitant: There are several components. The main component — Russia is crucial to solve some of

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Reporters without Borders was nominated for Natalia Radin Netizen Prize-2011

Society Netizen Prize — award, which is a 2008 is presented annually to bloggers, online journalists and cyber-dissidents that promote freedom of expression on the web.In This year, Award Netizen Prize «Reporters without Borders" identified six journalists — from Tunisia, Bahrain, Thailand, China, Vietnam and Belarus.

As the press service of the Belarusian Association of Journalists, Belarus to the award nominated editor of "Charter 97" Natalia Radin. His decision to "Reporters without Borders" explains the special role of the Internet resource that works for Natalia and her own contribution to the struggle for freedom of speech in Belarus.

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Federal Chamber. Moment of the truth

From a small seed, sown with faith and love, rose grand forum — a beautiful, wide, generous and a little mysterious, as she's Slavic soul.

"Dip in the atmosphere of the festival, one clearly understands: Slavic unity is. People all want to live in the heart of one family — peacefully, happily and safely … Our festival has gained adherents on all continents of the world and a high rating. This means that there is no force that could be able to consign to oblivion that great noble impulse, which was born out of "Slavic Bazaar", and our very

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