MEPs were denied visas to Belarusian

As BelaPAN reports quoting the press service of the Parliament of the European Union, MPs called on the official Minsk to such a step in response to the decision of the foreign ministers of the EU’s ban on partial suspension of arrival in the EU Belarusian officials.October 28 meeting of the deputies of the European Parliament Delegation for Relations with Belarus will be held in Vilnius, as they were denied the ability to visit the country. In the Lithuanian capital, they met, namely, ex-presidential candidates Milinkevich and Alexander Kozulin, students also Euro Humanities Institute. MEPs, who intended to monitor the

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Lukashenko remains banned entry into the European Union?

European Alliance invited Minister Foreign Affairs Belarus Sergei Martynov Council meeting of EU ministers in Luxembourg on 13 October. Brussels prepares usmotritelnye easing in relations with the official Minsk.Certain thaw in relations began in August, when Belarus freed last 3 political prisoners and has shied away from support of in recognizing the independence of the breakaway Georgian regions of South Ossetia and Abkhazia.The French Presidency of the European Union offers to reduce the available sanctions and throw them only for those Belarusian officials who are to blame for the organization of repression and electoral fraud."The question is solely Lukashenko. There

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The sanctions against the official Minsk joined by nine countries

Society Visa and financial sanctions against Lukashenko and 175 Belarusian officials entered Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Islyandyya, Macedonia, Liechtenstein, Norway, Serbiya, Croatia and Montenegro.

EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton welcomed the decision of a number of countries outside the European Union to accede to the decision of the Council of the European Union to expand the list of Belarusian officials, which are subject to restrictive measures. BelaPAN was informed in the press service of the EU Delegation to Belarus.

"The European Union takes note of this commitment and welcomes it," — said Ashton.

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The EU welcomes the accession of a number of countries for sanctions against Belarusian officials

Society "The European Union welcomes the decision of countries outside the EU to accede to the decision of the Council of the EU to expand the list of Belarusian officials, which are subject to restrictive measures", — reported in the EU mission in Belarus.

The sanctions have joined the EU:

Croatia The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Montenegro Islyandyya Albania Bosnia and Herzegovina Serbiya Liechtenstein Norway

"These countries supported the decision of the European Council of 21 March this year. This decision expands the list of Belarusian officials, in respect of which the Council of the EU restrictive measures

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Foreign Ministry: Politics proved the futility of sanctions

Society The policy of sanctions repeatedly proved its futility. This statement was made by the Head of Information — Foreign Ministry spokesman Andrei Savinykh, commenting on the decision of the EU Council on Belarus on March 21.

"In addition, this decision is a blatant attempt to put pressure on the judicial system of a sovereign state", — said Savin. Thus, for He said, "The EU is disdainful of the norms and principles of international law."

"Such actions discredit the EC declaration in defense of democracy and European values," — said the representative of the Foreign Ministry. March 21 the

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Minsk joined the visa war with Europe and the U.S.

Society The European Council today expanded the list of Belarusian officials banned from entering its territory, to one-hundred seventy-seventh to Alexander Lukashenko, his older sons, heads of electoral commissions responsible for the falsification of election results on December 19, representatives of the state-owned media, law enforcement agencies responsible for the dispersal of shares protest, prosecutors and judges added that harsh sentences arrested opposition leaders. Meanwhile the Belarusian government declared their visa sanctions in return — against members of the European Union and the United States.The European Council endorsed the decision to extend the restrictive measures (visa and financial) against Belarusian

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Ashton welcomed the accession to the sanctions against Belarusian officials

Society EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton welcomed the decision of some countries to join the EU restrictive measures against Belarusian officials — quotes BelaPAN Statement issued June 9 press service of Ashton.

The document states that Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Islyandyya, Albania, Serbiya, Liechtenstein and Norway decided to bring its government policies in line with the decision of the European Council on 23 May 2011.

May 23 The European Council meeting in Brussels endorsed strengthening the restrictive measures against the regime of Alexander Lukashenko in connection with the verdicts of former presidential candidate Andrei Sannikov

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Foreign again deplores sanctions

Society Belarus regrets the decision of several European countries to join the EU sanctions against Belarusian officials.Foreign Ministry regrets the fact that a number of European countries have joined the EU sanctions against Alexander Lukashenko and 157 Belarusian officials, said the agency "Interfax" Foreign Ministry spokesman Andrei Savinykh.

"The response to this decision similar to the one on the EU sanctions adopted against Belarus on January 31," — said Savinyh.

Once the EU decision Savinyh said: "The Foreign Ministry expresses regret over the conclusions of the Council of the European Union on 31 January 2011. sanctions thinking deepens dividing

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In the European Union embassy in Minsk blacklists are not there yet

Society European embassies in Belarus do not have a list of 158 Belarusian officials who yesterday was banned from entering the EU.

This is particularly the embassy of Hungary, which holds the EU presidency:

"It's too early. Apparently lists will be later."

In representation of the European Commission in Minsk on Freedom noted that "black lists" of Belarusian officials who have come under the visa ban "yet in the public domain", and not have them in the office.

In theory, the people who made the "black list", now might still apply for a Schengen visa, but since the time

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