Maryna RAKHLEI

Time for visa facilitation talks with EU is not due, says Belarusian ambassador to Germany

The time for talks on the facilitation of the visa regime with the European Union is inopportune, the Belarusian ambassador to Germany...

Dutch man accused of murdering Belarusian wife standing trial

The trial of Robert Jan Breukel who is accused of murdering his Belarusian wife began in the Netherlands...

EU may impose travel ban on 158 Belarusian officials and other individuals

Among the new individuals to be declared persona non grata in the EU are the two adult sons of Mr. Lukashenka, Viktar and Dzmitry...

West is shocked by events in Belarus, German MP says

The Belarusian authorities\' brutal crackdown on the opposition\'s post-election street protest and former presidential candidates has \"shocked\" the West...

UN human rights chief demands immediate release of opposition candidates and their supporters

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, has issued a statement demanding the immediate release of opposition presidential candidates...

Law enforcers establish cause of death of Belarusian woman found dead in house at Belgium-Dutch border in 2008

The body of Katsyaryna Khanyak, who had been missing since April 2007, was discovered in a box cemented just under the bed of her small girl..

EP president describes Belarus` coming presidential election as crucial

Dr. Buzek welcomed Minsk’s move to invite observers of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights to monitor the campaign...

EU hopes for Belarus’ presidential race to be in line with European and international standards for democratic elections

“Election observation is of utmost importance,” stressed Maja Kocijancic, spokesperson for Catherine Ashton...

Strasbourg court bars France from deporting couple alleged to have been subjected to political persecution in Belarus

According to Y.P., while in Belarus, he was repeatedly arrested and beaten up by the police for his activities as a member of the Belarusian Popular Front...

Lithuania\'s senior police official arrested in Belarus

Laimonas Bankauskas was apprehended by officers of the Ashmyany Customhouse and the Committee for State Security (KGB) as he was trying to cross the border...

Relations between Belarus and India are characterized by huge potential and shortage of information, ambassador says

Mr. Chandra called on Belarus to develop commercial tourism and noted that the facilities of Belarusfilm could be used to shoot both Bollywood movies and...

Crash pilot\'s Belarusian wife finished third in helicopter tournament minutes before the accident

Gunter Zimmer was a very \"experienced and cautious pilot,\" Konrad Geissler, chairman of the German Helicopter Club, said in an interview with BelaPAN.

EU to consider joint interim plan of dialogue with Belarus

Foreign MInister Martynaw noted that the text of the plan had not been under discussion at the meeting as the European Commission had yet to finalize it.

Euronest may be launched without Belarus\' participation

The establishment of the Assembly has hit a snag because of differences over the composition of Belarus\' delegation...

Poland\'s presidential candidates describe situation in Belarus as problematic

To support Belarus\' civil society and \"change the mentality of the Belarusians,\" it is necessary to provide assistance to radio stations broadcasting from Poland...

Minsk denies report of last-minute cancellation of Lukashenka-Yanukovych meeting

According to the diplomat, who asked not to be named, Minsk demanded at the last minute that Ukraine pay $130 million, a state debt that it allegedly owes to Belarus.

EU Council is expected to receive recommendations for visa facilitation talks with Belarus this month

The EU Council will decide on the beginning of visa facilitation talks with Belarus and this decision is not a formality or technical procedure...

PACE suspends high-level contacts with Minsk

The Assembly stressed that it was still prepared to engage in a meaningful dialogue with the Belarusian authorities in response to...

EU voices concern over local elections

The 27-nation bloc calls on the Belarusian authorities to continue their dialogue with the OSCE for improving the country\'s electoral regulations.

Sejm condemns Minsk’s policy regarding Polish minority

The Polish Sejm on February 17 adopted a resolution condemning the Belarusian authorities’ policy regarding the Polish national minority...

Polish president to express concern about situation of Polish community in letter to Lukashenka

Lech Kaczynski is concerned about the situation of the Polish community in Belarus and plans to express his concerns in a letter to Alyaksandr Lukashenka, Wladyslaw Stasiak, the Polish president’s chief of staff...

Eastern Partnership program creates framework for development of EU-Belarus dialogue, Spanish ambassador says

The Eastern Partnership program creates a framework for the active development of a dialogue between Belarus and the EU, Juan Antonio March Pujol...

European Parliament said to be suggesting two possibilities for composition of Belarus’ delegation to EURONEST PA

The delegation could consist of five members of the National Assembly and five representatives of opposition forces or all 10 members of the delegation would be...

EU extends suspension of visa restrictions against Belarusian officials

The European Union has prolonged the suspension of the bloc’s travel ban against certain Belarusian officials but decided not to lift the sanctions...

EU to extend freeze on sanctions against Belarusian officials

The European Union is expected to prolong the freeze on its sanctions against Alyaksandr Lukashenka and other Belarusian officials...