In anticipation of Czeslaw Milosz

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Andrew Khadanovich: "Each poem Milosz brings a person closer to freedom"

2011 has been declared in many parts of the world Year of the poet and Nobel laureate Czeslaw Milosz. In this connection, a lot of which are already taking place and there will be more variety vshanavalnyya celebration. Of the International Poetry Festival in Krakow recently returned poet and translator, chairman of the Belarusian PEN Center Andrew Khodanovich.

Michas Scoble: "Andrew, with whom you come from impressions of Krakow What was unusual about the festival?"

Andrew Khadanovich

Andrew Khadanovich: "The program of the festival

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Belarus and Russia can not agree on the price of oil

Society Belarusian refiners are not yet able to negotiate with suppliers on the Russian formula, the price of oil, which will come to the country in 2011, the agency Interfax-West concern "Belneftekhim".

"Duty-free oil to Belarusian refineries until it arrives. Negotiations, which deal with issues of pricing. Belarusian side in these negotiations involved our refineries concern" Belneftekhim "and the Belarusian Oil Company, with Russia — the oil companies, the owners of resources" — told the concern.

Meanwhile Belarusian oil market participants said that during the talks the Russian oil companies have offered to lay a tax-free oil pricing formula, the

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Even today, January 6

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

Weather:

Mostly hmarnasts, sometimes the sun, the temperature of -9 .. -11 C

Do not pass:

Minsk: Christmas service in Minsk Holy Spirit Cathedral.

Minsk: Briefing at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

THERE WHERE HAVE NO:

Paris: Annual conference on the reform of the global financial system.

Caracas: The opening of the first session of the new National Assembly, which occupies much of the opposition to President Chavez.

ALSO THIS DAY:

1582: Signed Yam Zampolski world, which ended the Livonian War.

1810: Constantinople concluded an agreement under

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Coalition for the European continent without visa barriers — for free visas for Belarusians

Society The coalition "For European continent without a visa barriers" urged all governments — EU member states and the EU institutions to take over Poland's example and give up the fees for registration and issuance of national visas for Belarusian citizens. It is reported by non-governmental organization "Office for Democratic Belarus" (Brussels).

"The repressive actions of the Belarusian government against its own citizens can no longer be regarded as an internal matter and require joint action by all countries — EU member states and the EU institutions" — the statement says.

The authors of the sure that the

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Ministry of Foreign Affairs to tell what he was doing in Vilnius Voronetsky

Society Deputy Foreign Minister of Belarus Valery Voronetsky in working in consultation with Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania discussed the issues of cooperation between Belarus and the OSCE, told Interfax-West on Thursday, the Head of Information — spokesman for the Belarusian Foreign Ministry Andrei Savinykh.

"Consultations were initiated by both sides, and for the prospects of cooperation between member states of the OSCE in the context of Lithuania's chairmanship in the organization. Touched on issues of cooperation between Belarus and the OSCE after the termination of the OSCE Office in Minsk," — said A.Savinyh.

A spokesman also said that

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Foreign media: Europeans do not know how to react to the cold wind in Minsk

Society "In Minsk again the cold wind blows, so Europeans should respond. Even if it means that Lukashenko was back in the arms of Russia," said a commentary Austrian television ORF.

"The most sensitive in this regard the decision of the EU can be returned to the sanctions against the Belarusian leadership. Meanwhile Minsk authorities have warned that such a move would be counterproductive and futile. Indeed, the EU has to recognize that long-term efforts on the approach to the eastern neighbor undergone a fundamental failure. Germany and Sweden consider a return to the sanctions inevitable. In turn, Lithuania chairing

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Belarusian diplomats noticed when leaving the Lithuanian prezydentury

Society On Wednesday afternoon, Ambassador of Belarus to Lithuania Vladimir Drazin and Vice Foreign Minister Valery Voronetsky visited Lithuanian prezydenturu. They were accompanied by the Lithuanian ambassador in Minsk Edminas Bagdonas. Employees portal delfi.lt recorded output from the building of Undeclared at the presidential agenda guests.

Press Secretary to the President Linas Balsys assured delfi.lt, that the Belarusian Diplomats from Grybauskaite not met. "President they were not. Surely routinely met with our advisor in foreign group Darus Semashko. All I I can say. I do not see, "- he said.

Adviser Foreign Affairs Darus Semashko declined to comment on the

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The OSCE Office in Minsk is about to close

Society OSCE Office in Belarus is preparing for several months to cease its activities in Belarus.

This was in Vilnius, said the head of the representative office Benedikt Haller, quoted by Interfax.

"Formally, we have a mandate to work for a few months to complete the program and stop the mission, unless otherwise decided," — he told reporters after a meeting with Foreign Minister of Lithuania Azubalis.

The latter did not directly answer the question of whether he believes in something, that Belarus change the decision not to renew the mandate of the mission of the organization.

"As chairman

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Slovakia condemned the crackdown and closure of the OSCE Office in Minsk

Society The last steps of the Belarusian authorities contradict the values of democracy, rule of law and protection of fundamental human rights, including freedom of expression, the declaration of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Slovak Republic.

The Slovak Republic will support the use of EU instruments, including Extension of sanctions as part of the EU policy as a response to the actions of the Belarusian authorities.

Cooperation with institutions Civil Society remains one of the main priorities of the Slovak foreign policy in relations with Belarus.

The Slovak Republic condemns the use of force against

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Ambassador Contra: the relations between Belarus and the European Union can dramatically change

Society Heads of diplomatic missions of the EU countries that are accredited in Minsk, sent a joint note to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus. This was announced today at a press conference in Minsk, Ambassador of Hungary Ferents Contra. European diplomats want to meet with former presidential candidates, who are under arrest.

On January 1, Hungary EU presidency. Ambassador this country Ferents Contra during today's press conference, said the essence of the music, aimed at the MFA:

"We expressed our concern about the situation. Asked for information on the health status of people arrested. And asked

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