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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 | | Witold Rodkiewicz
On 16 November, the U.S.House of Representatives approved the lifting of the so-called Jackson-Vanik amendment, thus clearing the way for the Russian Federation to enjoy permanent normal trade relations with the United States. At the same…
Analyses | | Jadwiga Rogoża
In recent weeks, many corruption scandals have come to light in Russia: the scope of the investigation into fraud in the Ministry of Defence’s subject company Oboronservis (which led to the resignation of the minister Anatoly Serdyukov) is…
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 | | 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…
Analyses | | Agata Wierzbowska-Miazga
On 9 November, the Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka announced that a large part of current Belarusian exports through ports in Lithuania and Latvia will be redirected to Russian ports in the Leningrad oblast. The decision was…
Analyses | | Andrzej Wilk
On 6 November, President Vladimir Putin dismissed Defence Minister Anatoly Serdyukov, who had held that position since 2007. At the same time he appointed Sergei Shoigu, the governor of the Moscow region, to the post; several years earlier…
Analyses | | Ewa Paszyc
On 30 October, Gazprom’s Board of Directors approved a change in the investment programme for this year. The company plans to increase its capital expenditure for investment to around $31 billion (a rise of about 25% compared with the…
Analyses | | Tomasz Dąborowski, Andrzej Sadecki, Marta Szpala
Russia’s Gazprom and the state-controlled Serbian and Hungarian energy companies on 29 and 31 October passed final investment decisions concerning the construction of the Serbian and Hungarian sections of the South Stream gas pipeline.…