Belarus in Focus: Lukashenko is ready to start a new game
with the EU, who will deal the cards?
Europe Point – House of the European Union, Millenáris Park
10.00 - 12.00 on May 15th, 2012
In Belarus, the government expects people to survive on 68 Euro per month. Lukashenko is short of cash but not willing to fulfill Russia's conditions to get further funding. There are 13 political prisoners in the country, including one officially nominated for a Nobel Prize.
Solidarity with Belarus Information Office and Foundation for Development of Democratic Rights would like to invite you to a discussion/press conference on Belarus to take place at Europe Point – House of the European Union, Millenáris Park - Lövőház u. 35. Budapest, 1024 from 10.00 - 12.00 on May 15th, 2012.
Guest speakers will be prominent Belarusian experts: Anna Gerasimova, Director of the Vilnius-based Human Rights House, Alexander Klaskouski, political analyst, Alexei Pikulik, BISS Academic Director, and Yuliya Slutskaya, Director of Solidarity with Belarus Information Office.
10.00 - 10.30 – Human rights situation: quo vadis?
10.30 - 11.00 – Freedom of the Media in Belarus.
11.00 - 12.00 – Current political and economic situation.
Two books will be presented: "For Right to Elect: Portraits of Convicts", a photo album about the aftermath of the 2010 Presidential elections in Belarus and "Belarus in Focus: through the eyes of foreign journalists".
Working languages of the event are English and Russian (consecutive translation will be provided). Registration is compulsory, please register at the Foundation for Development of Democratic Rights (info below) until 14th of May 14.00. Because of security check at the venue please bring an ID with you.
For further information, please contact:
Robert Hodosi, Foundation for Development of Democratic Rights,
+36 1411-0410 (Hungarian, English)
Natalia Belikova, Solidarity with Belarus,
,+48517313480 (English, Russian)
This event is organized within a project, funded by the Visegrad Group, aiming to raise awareness of European countries about pressing issues in Belarus. The event is also supported by the European Union, EuropeAid program.