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Analyses | | Piotr Szymański
On 6 October the Estonian Centre for Defence Investment (ECDI) announced the procurement of Blue Spear 5G SSM missiles with a range of 290 km for a land-based coastal defence unit under development. They will be delivered by an Israel-…
Analyses | | Krzysztof Nieczypor
The 23rd EU-Ukraine Summit took place on 12 October in Kyiv, with the participation of President Volodymyr Zelensky and Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal, as well as President of the European Council Charles Michel, President of the European…
Analyses | | Kamil Całus, Agata Łoskot-Strachota
Since 1 October supplies of Russian gas to Moldova have dropped to approximately two thirds of the country’s demand for this resource (excluding Transnistria). Russia argues that this situation is due to the ongoing Russian-Moldovan…
Analyses | | Krzysztof Nieczypor
On 7 October, the Verkhovna Rada (the lower house of parliament) of Ukraine voted to dismiss Dmytro Razumkov as its speaker. 215 deputies from the ruling Servant of the People party voted in favour of the resignation, as did 20 from…
Analyses | | Wojciech Górecki
Local elections were held in Georgia on 2 October. According to unofficial nationwide results, they were won by the ruling Georgian Dream/Democratic Georgia (GD) party, which obtained 46.7% of the votes. The United National Movement (UNM)…
Analyses | | Adam Michalski, Witold Rodkiewicz
The first meeting between the presidents of Turkey and Russia after a year and a half took place in Sochi on 29 September. The talks between Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Vladimir Putin were closed to the media and lasted almost three hours.…
Analyses | | Szymon Kardaś, Andrzej Sadecki
On 27 September, representatives of the Hungarian state-owned energy company MVM and the Russian company Gazprom Export (a subsidiary of Gazprom) signed two new, long-term gas contracts in Budapest. The Hungarian Minister of Foreign…
Analyses | | Szymon Kardaś
On 27 August this year, the Russian daily Kommersant reported that on 13 August, the president of Rosneft, Igor Sechin, sent a letter to the Russian president in which he requested that the largest Russian oil company be granted the right…
Analyses | | Agata Łoskot-Strachota
Natural gas prices are breaking new records on EU gas hubs: they have risen by about 250-300% this year. This is due to the rapid economic recovery after the pandemic, the unusually cold winter of 2020-1, low levels in storages, the…
OSW Commentary | | Kamil Całus
Romania stands out as having one of the EU’s least developed systems of online public services, which contrasts with its extensive telecommunications infrastructure offering very fast and cheap access to the network. This is due both to…