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Analyses | | Marta Zawilska-Florczuk
The telecommunication surveillance in Germany launched by the US National Security Agency, the NSA, is still fuelling controversy. It has put the German government and the chancellor herself in an embarrassing situation, and the opposition…
Analyses | | Jakub Groszkowski
On 17 July MPs representing the centre-right parties voted against a proposal to shorten the term in office of the Chamber of Deputies and to schedule a snap election. This move is strengthening the political position of President Milos…
Analyses | | Aleksandra Jarosiewicz
The deportation from Italy of the wife and daughter of the wanted Kazakh opposition figure Mukhtar Ablyazov, in violation of the official arrest procedure, has led to a scandal that threatened to bring down the Italian government. The…
Analyses | | Andrzej Wilk
13-20 July saw the largest previously unscheduled military training exercise since the collapse of the USSR, the so-called ‘readiness test’ in the Far East of the country, including up to 160,000 soldiers. The tests of the combat readiness…
Analyses | | Jadwiga Rogoża
The Navalny case, which was supposed to be a show of force against the opposition, has at the same time proved to be a catalyst of disputes within the elite itself. These concern both the degree of the repression against political…
Point of View | | Rafał Sadowski
Over the four years since its launch, the Eastern Partnership initiative has created frameworks and mechanisms for the integration of EaP countries with the EU. Despite this, the partner countries have so far made little meaningful…
Analyses | | Justyna Gotkowska
Sweden is thus interested in new forms of military co-operation with NATO. It sees the growing significance of the NATO Response Force, which after 2014 will contribute to maintaining interoperability of NATO member states as part of the…
Analyses | | Artur Ciechanowicz
On 27 June, Ireland, then holding the presidency of the Council of the EU, decided to postpone the vote on carbon emission limits for cars due to pressure from Germany. The vote was postponed following a personal intervention from…
Analyses | | Andrzej Sadecki
The European Parliament on 3 July adopted a resolution concerning constitutional reforms in Hungary by a definite majority of votes. The resolution criticises the tempo and the scope of the changes and their compliance with EU standards…
Analyses | | Szymon Ananicz
Turkey has firmly condemned the military coup in Egypt. It strikes a blow for Ankara's position in the Middle East. By condemning the coup, Turkey is trying to restore its image of a promoter of democracy.