Tanya KOROVENKOVA

EU expected to remove 13 Belarusian individuals, five companies from its blacklist

The Foreign Affairs Council of the European Union is expected to lift its sanctions against 13 citizens of Belarus and five Belarusian companies...

Polish and Swedish diplomats tell Belarusian officials that political prisoners should be released

A delegation of the foreign ministries of Poland and Sweden made it clear to Belarusian authorities that the political prisoners should be released...

Lukashenka: Freedom is not chaos but calm and quiet life and public order

Freedom is not chaos but a calm and quiet life and public order, Alyaksandr Lukashenka said on Thursday while meeting with students...

Swedish MP Christian Holm becomes head of OSCE Parliamentary Assembly\'s Working Group on Belarus

Mr. Holm\'s predecessor, Uta Zapf of Germany, headed the Group since 2002.

Viktar Ivashkievich dies at 54

Veteran opposition politician Viktar Ivashkievich (Ivashkevich) died in Minsk on October 3 at the age of 54 after...

UN secretary general submits draft report on human rights situation in Belarus to General Assembly

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has submitted a draft report on the human rights situation in Belarus to the international organization\'s General Assembly...

Zmitser Dashkevich released from prison

Zmitser Dashkevich, chairman of an opposition youth organization called Malady Front (Young Front), was released from a prison in Hrodna at 6:20 a.m. on Wednesday...

Moscow demands release of Uralkali CEO

Moscow demands the release of Uralkali Director General Vladislav Baumgertner and the Belarusian government\'s explanations over his arrest...

Electoral changes should be in the interests of the Belarusian people

Amendments to electoral regulations should be well-considered and in the interests of the Belarusian people, not just for the sake of competition with other countries, Alyaksandr Lukashenka said Tuesday...

Makey attends meeting of EU, Eastern Partnership foreign ministers

Belarusian Foreign Minister Uladzimir Makey attended a meeting of the foreign ministers of member countries of the European Union and the Eastern Partnership in Brussels on Monday...

Poland wants EU to fund fence along Belarusian border over African swine fever

Poland has requested the European Union to provide funds for the construction of a 420-kilometer-long fence along the country’s entire border with Belarus...

Israeli president presented with Belarusian commemorative birth certificate

A representative of the Belarusian foreign ministry on Monday presented a commemorative birth certificate to Israeli President Shimon Peres...

Criminal case against journalist Iryna Khalip goes back to court

The probation department of the Partyzanski district police station in Minsk has referred the criminal case against journalist Iryna Khalip back to court to decide whether to grant her complete freedom...

Haydukow sentenced to 18 months in prison

A judge of the Vitsyebsk Regional Court on Monday sentenced young opposition activist Andrey Haydukow to one and a half years...

OSCE Parliamentary Assembly expected to call on Belarusian government to release political prisoners

The OSCE Parliamentary Assembly is expected to adopt a resolution on Belarus during its 22nd annual session held in Istanbul…

EU foreign ministers may consider lifting entry ban on Foreign Minister Makey

The European Union imposed the travel ban on Uladzimir Makey in January 2011 for his role in \"the violations of international electoral standards\"...

Obama extends US sanctions against Lukashenka by one year

US President Barack Obama has extended by one year his country’s sanctions against Alyaksandr Lukashenka and nine other Belarusians...

Russia supports Belarus’ wish to normalize relations with West, ambassador says

Russia understands and supports the wish of Belarus to bring its relations with the West back to normal, Russian Ambassador Aleksandr Surikov told...

Information ministry re-registers intellectual magazine Arche

The information ministry has granted an application for the re-registration of the Belarusian-language intellectual magazine Arche...

European Parliament\'s rapporteur recommends suspension of travel bans against Belarusian officials

Justas Paleckis, the European Parliament\'s rapporteur on Belarus, has recommended the suspension of the visa ban against key Belarusian officials...

Former Deputy Prime Minister Patupchyk appointed energy minister

Alyaksandr Lukashenka on April 22 appointed Uladzimir Patupchyk to the position of energy minister, reported the presidential press office...

Judge declares 2011 Belarus Press Photo book «extremist material»

A book featuring the best pictures selected for the 2011 Belarus Press Photo contest was declared \"extremist material\" by a judge of the Ashmyany District Court on Thursday...

Belarus hopes for rapprochement with Europe during Lithuania’s EU presidency, Lukashenka says

Belarus hopes for “active normalization” of its relations with Europe during the period of Lithuania’s presidency of the EU Council...

Belarus and EU are walking in circles, Lyabedzka says

Belarus and the European Union are walking in circles, Anatol Lyabedzka, chairman of the United Civic Party...

Warsaw says that it learned of Strzelec`s plight «too late»

The Polish foreign ministry said on Monday that it had learned of the plight of Teresa Strzelec \"too late\" but was doing its utmost to provide assistance...