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Point of View | | Mateusz Seroka
In March 2021, during the run up to the parliamentary elections, the Bulgarian counter-intelligence cracked a Russian espionage network that had been collecting information, including on Bulgaria’s activity in NATO. This was not the first…
Analyses | | Mateusz Seroka
On 18 March Bulgaria’s counterintelligence arrested a group of six Bulgarians suspected of spying for Russia. According to the Prosecutor’s Office, five out of the six arrested are former or active servicemen, including officers of the…
Analyses | | Marta Szpala, Mateusz Seroka
Due to objections from Bulgaria, the EU Council did not adopt the conclusions on the enlargement policy, including the negotiating framework with North Macedonia and Albania proposed by the European Commission (EC) in December this year.
Analyses | | Marta Szpala
The announcement on 7 July of the reintroduction of a curfew in connection with the COVID-19 epidemic sparked mass anti-government protests in Belgrade. The demonstrators were joined very quickly by representatives of far-right…
Analyses | | Kamil Całus
On 30 June, the Romanian Parliament approved the country’s new National Security Strategy for 2020-2024. 311 deputies and senators voted in favour of the document submitted by President Klaus Iohannis to both houses of parliament; only…
Analyses | | Marta Szpala
On 21 June, parliamentary, regional (to the parliament of the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina) and local elections were held in Serbia. The vote should have taken place on 26 April, but was postponed due to the state of emergency caused…
Analyses | | Marta Szpala
On 25 March the Assembly of Kosovo passed a vote of no confidence in the government of Prime Minister Albin Kurti, the leader of Vetëvendosje party (Self-Determination). This procedure was initiated by the Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK…
Analyses | | Mateusz Seroka
On 3 March the Slovenian parliament appointed Janez Janša prime minister. Janša is the leader of the opposition centre-right Slovenian Democratic Party (SDS). The SDS will form a coalition government with another opposition party, the…
Analyses | | Marta Szpala
On 3 February the Kosovo parliament approved the formation of a government under Albin Kurti, the leader of the anti-establishment Vetëvendosje (VV, Self-Determination) party, which will form a coalition with the centrist Democratic League…
Analyses | | Kamil Całus
On 24 November 2019, Romania held the runoff of the presidential election which was won by the incumbent President Klaus Iohannis, who is linked with the centre-right National-Liberal Party (PNL). He has received 65.88% of the vote (with…