Publications

On 11 July, the German press announced that Gazprom had invited the German company RWE, a strategic shareholder of the EU project Nabucco, to join the South Stream project. The proposal was probably aimed at discrediting Nabucco participants to potential gas suppliers and investors at a moment which is crucial for the enterprise.
Analyses
2010-07-21
On 14 July in Kyrgyzstan, the government created after the overthrow of President Kurmanbek Bakiyev, which was composed of leaders of the opposition, was replaced by a government of technocrats, which is intended to run the country until the parliamentary elections planned for October. It must be expected that the new government, which is made up of people with weak political positions, will be even weaker than the previous one, and real powers of government will be very limited. In this context, their most difficult task is to stabilise the still very tense situation in the south of the country.
Analyses
2010-07-21
On 16-17 July, at an informal meeting (closed to the press) of the OSCE’s foreign ministers in Almaty, it was agreed that the first in 11 years summit of the heads of states of the OSCE members will take place in Kazakhstan later this year. The agreement to organise the summit is the main result of this meeting, and a success for Kazakhstan.
Analyses
2010-07-21
In the early hours of 21 July, an attack took place on the Baksan hydroelectric power plant in the Kabardino-Balkarian Republic, in the Russian North Caucasus. As a result of the explosion, two of the three generators were damaged. The attackers, who killed two members of the security staff and injured two other people, succeeded in getting away. They are most likely to have been Islamist fighters under the command of Dokku Umarov. It must be expected that similar attacks will take place. As a consequence, Kabardino-Balkaria may join the least stable regions of the North Caucasus, together with Ingushetia, Dagestan and Chechnya.
Analyses
2010-07-21
Russia and Bulgaria have drawn the framework for agreements regarding South Stream and new gas contracts, but the negotiation process is still far from over.
Analyses
2010-07-21
Tomasz Dąborowski
Ewa Paszyc
Russia and Germany’s great expectations of the Modernisation Partnership project are being restrained by systematic limitations in both countries.
Analyses
2010-07-21
Justyna Gotkowska
The Slovakian government has accepted the establishment of the European Financial Stability Facility but refused to contribute to the loan for Greec.
Analyses
2010-07-21
Jakub Groszkowski
Ukraine is complying with EU directives in its new law concerning the gas market, but only putting them into practice will show if it is ready for the solutions proposed by EU.
Analyses
2010-07-21
Anna Górska
On 1 July Bulgarian Prime Minister Boiko Borisov announced that he would make known to the general prosecutor’s office the content of the gas contract signed in December 2006 between Bulgargaz and the Russian Gazprom. This decision, while being an element of the fight between the ruling camp and the opposition, is also part of the prolonged negotiations about new gas contracts and the joint energy project with Russia. 
Analyses
2010-07-07
The centre-right coalition has a majority of 118 votes in the 200-person Chamber of Deputies and may count on the favour of President Vaclav Klaus. However, the government’s stability is going to be weakened by the ambitions of the leaders of the coalition parties competing for the leadership on the right of Czech political scene.
Analyses
2010-07-07
Jakub Groszkowski

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