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OSW Commentary | | Michał Kędzierski
The slowdown in expansion of onshore wind farms poses a serious threat to the German Energiewende. In 2018, wind power accounted for half of the electricity obtained from RES, and is considered the driving force behind the Energiewende. In…
Analyses | | Tadeusz Iwański, Piotr Żochowski
Five months since winning the presidential election and two months since the sweeping victory in the parliamentary election, President Volodymyr Zelensky is the unchallenged leader of the country with a dominant political position. The…
Analyses | | Justyna Gotkowska
The structure of the new European Commission presented by its designated President Ursula von der Leyen includes, for the first time, a Directorate-General for Defence Industry and Space. The directorate-general will be placed under the…
Analyses | | Franciszek Tyszka
The Hungarian politician László Trócsanyi, who as Hungary’s minister of justice in 2014–2019 supervised reforms which are criticised in the EU for being anti-democratic, has been presented as an official candidate for the EU Commissioner…
Analyses | | Mateusz Seroka
A number of events have taken place in Bulgaria over the past two weeks resulting in a sudden deterioration of Bulgarian-Russian relations. On 3 September, the Bulgarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs criticised an exhibition entitled the ‘…
OSW Report | | Michał Bogusz, Jakub Jakóbowski
The fundamental feature of the Chinese political system is the primacy of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its control over all areas of the state’s operation as well as a large part of the economy. The CCP regards the state as a tool…
Analyses | | Ryszarda Formuszewicz
On 5-7 September Angela Merkel visited China for the twelfth time during her tenure. The Chancellor was accompanied by a 25-person delegation of leading representatives of the German economy, including from Siemens, Allianz, BASF, Daimler…
Analyses | | Wojciech Górecki
On 8 September, the second round of presidential elections in the separatist republic of Abkhazia, which is unrecognised by the international community, was won by the para-state’s former leader Raul Khajimba, who narrowly defeated the…
Analyses | | Maria Domańska
Annual regional and local elections were held on 8 September in Russia. The officials elected included 16 governors, members of 13 regional parliaments (including in the occupied territories: Crimea and Sevastopol), city mayors, city…
OSW Commentary | | Agata Łoskot-Strachota, Szymon Kardaś
On 10 September, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) annulled a decision issued by the European Commission on 28 October 2016 allowing the Russian Gazprom to send greater volumes of gas through the OPAL pipeline. The CJEU…