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Analyses | | Rafał Bajczuk, Konrad Popławski
Following Germany’s decision to cease using nuclear energy, coal’s share in electricity production has increased again. Whereas in 2010 coal was used to produce 41.8% of electric energy in Germany, in 2011 its share grew to 43.1%. Given…
Analyses | | Artur Ciechanowicz
The Institute of Contemporary History in Munich (IfZ) has published a report entitled ‘Activists with a past’ on the Nazi past of the first activists of the Federation of Expellees (BdV), which was established in 1957. Historians’ findings…
OSW Commentary | | Tadeusz A Olszański
The All-Ukrainian Association ‘Svoboda’ scored an unexpected success in the parliamentary elections, winning support from over 10% of the voters and entering the select group of Ukrainian parliamentary parties which operate at a national…
Analyses | | Kamil Kłysiński, Agata Wierzbowska-Miazga
On 22 November, the head of the Russian company Gazprom. Aleksei Miller, paid a visit to Belarus. He opened the upgraded Zapadnaya gas distribution station in Minsk and met members of the Belarusian government. In his talks with President…
Analyses | | Rafał Sadowski
On 19 November, the EU Council acknowledged that Moldova has completed the first phase of the Visa Liberalisation Action Plan (VLAP), and agreed that it can move onto the second phase. Fulfilling the VLAP should lead to the abolition of…
Analyses | | Kamil Całus
On 20 November, Yevgeny Shevchuk, the leader of Transnistria, gave his stamp to a new concept of foreign policy of this breakaway republic. The document indicates complete economic, cultural and ultimately also political integration with…
Analyses | | Aleksandra Jarosiewicz
On 20 November, the Prosecutor General’s Office of Kazakhstan lodged a motion in court seeking a ban on the organisations Alga!, Halyk Maidany and a number of mass media, including the TV stations K+ and Stan.tv, the newspapers Respublika…
Analyses | | Anna Kwiatkowska, Witold Rodkiewicz
The 14th German-Russian intergovernmental consultations took place in Moscow on 16 November. The meeting had originally been scheduled for October, but it was delayed due to the ongoing cooling of political relations between Berlin and…
Analyses | | Marta Szpala
On November 18, the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) acquitted Croatian generals Ante Gotovina and Mladen Markac of all the charges connected with the way the military operation against Croatian Serbs was…
Analyses | | Tomasz Dąborowski
On November 15, the Bulgarian state-owned gas distributor Bulgargaz signed a ten-year contract with Russian Gazprom regarding the annual purchase of 2.9 billion m3 of gas. The contract will come into force at the beginning of 2013. Details…