A referendum was held on 25 September in Republika Srpska concerning the celebration of the Day of Republika Srpska on 9 January.
The Ukrainian parliament adopted a law on the appointment of a new National Commission for the Regulation of the Energy Sector and Communal Services.
On 8 October parliamentary elections will be held in Georgia. A new element in the Georgian context is the appearance of slogans favouring rapprochement with Russia.
Media in Germany published the Franco-German non-paper on enhancing the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP).
The lobbying by CEOs of energy companies is intended to step up the scale of involvement of local politicians in supporting Nord Stream 2.
On 19th September President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the end of the first stage of the Turkish intervention in Syria and the beginning of another one.
On 19 September, the Kommersant daily newspaper published an article suggesting a large-scale reorganisation of the Russian law enforcement system.
United Russia has gained a constitutional majority as a result of an election to the State Duma which was characterised by the lowest voter turnout in history.
On 9 September in Geneva, the Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov and the US Secretary of State John Kerry signed a packag
Despite maintaining full control over this year's electoral process, the Belarusian authorities did at the same time strive to create some semblance of liberalisation.