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Analyses | | Krzysztof Strachota, Andrzej Wilk
On 17 April, the Russian president’s press secretary Dmitry Peskov confirmed that Russia has begun the complete withdrawal of its peace-keeping contingent from Nagorno-Karabakh (now part of the territory of Azerbaijan, but which until…
Analyses | | Sławomir Matuszak
Over the past three weeks, Russia has employed a new tactic: targeting Ukraine’s critical infrastructure facilities by aiming to destroy its power plants. This has proved more effective and devastating than the tactics it used in late 2022…
Analyses | | Jakub Ber
On 16 April, Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky signed a law amending certain legislative acts regarding the rules for conducting mobilisation and performing military service in wartime. The Ukrainian parliament adopted it on 11 April…
Analyses | | Lidia Gibadło, Paulina Uznańska
Germany’s Chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD) went on a three-day visit to China on 14–16 April. He met the Chinese leader Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Li Qiang in Beijing; he also visited Chongqing, an important automotive production hub, as…
Analyses | | Iwona Wiśniewska
On 12 April, the Council of the European Union adopted a directive according to which circumventing the sanctions imposed on Russia shall be considered a crime and prosecuted. The document commits all EU member states to punish…
Analyses | | Jakub Ber, Andrzej Wilk
Analyses | | Marek Matusiak, Krzysztof Strachota, Jacek Tarociński
During the night of 13 to 14 April, Iran launched an assault on Israeli territory using over 330 air attack weapons of different types, including drones, cruise missiles and ballistic missiles. It did so in retaliation for the attack on…
Analyses | | Witold Rodkiewicz
The Kremlin has published excerpts from talks between the leaders of Russia and Belarus, Vladimir Putin and Alyaksandr Lukashenka, which were held on 11 April in Moscow. They concerned the subject of possible negotiations which could lead…
Analyses | | Wojciech Górecki
At the beginning of April, in response to a motion tabled by the ruling Georgian Dream party (GD), Georgia’s parliament launched work on a draft law concerning “the transparency of foreign influence”. The draft states that various entities…
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…