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Supreme Court upholds registration denial to Movement for Freedom
European Commission officer downplays effects of Belarus withdrawal from Generalized System of Preferences
A judge of the Supreme Court on September 20 rejected an appeal against the justice ministry’s refusal to register the Movement for Freedom led by former presidential candidate Alyaksandr Milinkevich, BelaPAN reported.
Belarus: Foreign Priests To Be Phased Out
An officer at the European Commission has downplayed effects of the suspension of Belarus` benefits under the Generalized System of Preferences on the country`s economy.
Lukashenko goes for unscheduled walk to former military camp in Uruchye
All foreign Catholic priests in Belarus will be phased out over the next several years in favor of replacements who have attended domestic religious schools, Deputy Prime Minister Alyaksandr Kasinets said Sept. 20. Kasinets added that foreign priests cannot conduct religious activities in Belarus because they do not understand the mentality and traditions of the Belarusian people.
Javier Solana: Without freeing of all political prisoners cooperation in the field of energy is not possible
On September 20 President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko went on an unscheduled walk around a former military camp in Uruchye.
Statement of Founders of Movement «For Freedom»
Current political situation in Belarus prevents the European Union from development of the full-value relationship in the field of energy that was declared by Secretary-General of the Council of the EU and EU High Representative for the CFSP in his interview with the “Mirror” Ukrainian Weekly.
Natallia Pyatkevich received letter of European March organizing committee
The Statement of the founders of the Movement “For Freedom” concerning the refusal of the Supreme Court to overrule the decision of the ministry of justice not to grant the legal registration status to the Movement “For Freedom”.
If Belarus joins European Neighborhood Policy, Schengen visa fees for Belarusians may be lowered
The European March organizers read their letter to the Belarusian authorities at the press- conference in Minsk .In the letter they asked the deputy head of the president’s administration Natallia Pyatkevich for the meeting to discuss organizational issues of the European March, the Radio Svaboda reports.
Georgia supporting Belarus in its “battle” with Russia
If Belarus joins the European Neighborhood Policy (ENP), the Schengen visa fees for Belarusian citizens may be lowered, Benita Ferrero-Waldner, the European Union’s commissioner for external relations, said while meeting with a group of Belarusian reporters in Brussels on September 18.
Meeting of internal minister of Georgia Vano Merabishvili with Alyaksandr Lukashenka does not mean that the official Tbilisi changed its attitude to supporting democracy in Belarus. That was declared by the deputy of the Georgian parliament, head of the Georgian delegation to the PACE Giga Bokeria. ”No changing of attitudes is foreseen”, Bokeria remarked in his interview with the Georgian mass media. “We support the Belarusian people in their intentions to elect their government “. Meanwhile, according to the deputy, Georgia supports Belarus as “the country towards which the Russian aggression has been noticeable over last year”.