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Analyses | | Piotr Żochowski
On 20 January, Alyaksandr Lukashenka issued a decree scheduling a constitutional referendum to be held on 27 February. The vote will concern a document attached to a decree containing changes to dozens of articles of the present…
Analyses | | Wojciech Górecki
On 19 January, the state of emergency introduced in Kazakhstan two weeks earlier in connection with the mass riots (at first in the west of the country and then also in other centres, especially in the former capital of Almaty) expired (…
Analyses | | Marek Menkiszak, Witold Rodkiewicz
A 1.5-hour meeting between US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov took place in Geneva on 21 January. After the talks, described by both sides as useful, concrete and frank, the parties reiterated…
Analyses | | Bartosz Chmielewski
On 18 January, the Lithuanian parliament adopted a law on spelling of surnames in identity and civil-status documents at the third vote. The new law was supported by 82 MPs (most of them from the ruling coalition), with 37 opposed ( a…
Analyses | | Anna Kwiatkowska
Germany's response to Russian demands for a revision of the European security order and for Russia to be guaranteed a sphere of influence in the post-Soviet area has been inconsistent and overcautious. So far, it in no way resembles the…
Analyses | | Kamil Kłysiński
On 6 January 2022, during a meeting to discuss historical policy, Alyaksandr Lukashenka stressed that the “correct interpretation of history” is of key importance to the state’s security. He ordered historians to review the descriptions of…
Analyses | | Krzysztof Dębiec
The centre-right government of Petr Fiala, in power since December 2021, has announced that it will more effectively support small family farms, as well as start-up, small, medium and organic farmers. It also declared its support for the…
Analyses | | Michał Kędzierski
The record-high prices of electricity and natural gas observed since mid-2021 on European exchanges have led to major rises in energy prices for consumers. The information released on 10 January by the Check24 price comparison website…
Analyses | | Krzysztof Nieczypor, Andrzej Sadecki
In early December 2021, President Volodymyr Zelensky submitted to the Verkhovna Rada five draft amendments to laws and codes on holding multiple citizenships: draft amendments to the Citizenship Law regarding the procedures for acquiring…
Analyses | | Jadwiga Rogoża
On 6 January, the Pecherskyi District Court in Kyiv ordered the property of former President Petro Poroshenko to be seized, granting the request of the Office of the Prosecutor General, which on 20 December 2021 filed criminal charges…