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OSW Report | | Marek Menkiszak, Jan Strzelecki, Piotr Żochowski, Andrzej Wilk, Maria Domańska, Iwona Wiśniewska

Moscow has been developing a new model of governance for Kaliningrad Oblast in 2016. The changes in the regional government (the governance of the oblast was entrusted to people sent from Moscow and had no links with the region) were…

Analyses | | Artur Ciechanowicz

In the evening on 19 December a truck drove into one of the Berlin Christmas markets.

Analyses | | Witold Rodkiewicz

On 15–16 December, the Russian President Vladimir Putin paid an official visit to Japan, which had originally been scheduled for 2014.

Analyses | | Tadeusz Iwański

On 18 December, the government in Ukraine decided to nationalise the country’s largest bank, PrivatBank. It has been owned by the oligarchs Ihor Kolomoyskyi and Henadiy Boholyubov.

Analyses | | Mateusz Seroka

A snap parliamentary election was held in Macedonia on 11 December. The strongest support was won by the coalition focused on the centre-right party VMRO-DPMNE.

Analyses | | Szymon Kardaś

During President Vladimir Putin’s meeting with Igor Sechin a public announcement was made about the privatisation of a 19.5% stake in Rosneft. 

Analyses | | Tomasz Dąborowski

The Social Democrats’ excellent result is primarily a result of their efficient election campaign together with the lack of a consistent message from the centre-right. 

OSW Studies | | Kamil Całus

The Republic of Moldova is an exceptional state. It was the only Soviet republic to proclaim independence, on 27 August 1991, in order to become part of another state, i.e. Romania, rather than building its own independent political…

Analyses | | Artur Ciechanowicz

The German chancellor was elected the leader of the CDU, by a clear majority of voters, for the ninth time (in 16 years).

Analyses | | Rafał Bajczuk

The European Commission published its winter package – a series of legislative proposals  regarding the EU energy and climate policies for 2020-2030.