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Analyses | | Paulina Wankiewicz
On 17 May, the Croatian parliament passed a vote of confidence in the coalition government of Andrej Plenković, the leader of the Croatian Democratic Union party (HDZ), who will serve as prime minister for the third consecutive time. His…
OSW Commentary | | Zuzanna Krzyżanowska
Ankara’s active policy in the Caucasus and Central Asia is linked among other things with pan-Turkism, an idea which advocates the integration of the Turkic nations. It is continuously present in the political culture of the Turkish state…
Analyses | | Łukasz Kobeszko
The centre-left government rule (2017–24) is nearing its end, and it has been characterised by significant changes and achievements: the state’s official name was changed when a prolonged dispute with Greece over this issue was resolved, a…
OSW Commentary | | Kamil Całus
Over the past year or so, Romania has seen a rapid increase in the popularity of radical and Eurosceptic right-wing parties which are unwilling to provide military or financial support to Ukraine and sometimes openly advocate for…
Analyses | | Marta Szpala, Paulina Wankiewicz
In the coming months, Croatia will face a series of elections that will determine the shape of its political scene for the years ahead. Elections for the single-chamber parliament, the 151-seat Sabor, will be held on 17 April; these will…
Analyses | | Łukasz Kobeszko
On 9 April, Bulgaria’s caretaker government was sworn in with Dimitar Glavchev as its head. Until recently, Glavchev had been the Chairman of the Chamber of Audit (SP) and the former Chairman of the National Assembly. For many years he was…
Analyses | | Paulina Wankiewicz
On 21 March, the European Council decided to initiate accession negotiations with Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), which is the last Western Balkan state (apart from Kosovo) to open such talks. Sarajevo has been seeking this for years, but…
Analyses | | Paulina Wankiewicz
On 28 February Tirana hosted the Ukraine–Southeastern Europe summit, which aimed at enhancing cooperation between Kyiv and its partners in the region. The participants of the meeting – the prime ministers or presidents of Albania, Serbia,…
Analyses | | Paulina Wankiewicz
Since January 2024 the Constitutional Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) has been functioning without any judges from Republika Srpska (RS; for the specific features of the political system in BiH, see Appendix).
OSW Report | | Konrad Popławski, Sandra Baniak, Adam Michalski, Marcin Popławski
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, which has now been ongoing for almost two years, is not only leading to significant political re-evaluations, but is also bringing with it significant transformations in Eurasian transport routes. One of the…