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Analyses | | Łukasz Kobeszko
On 9 April, Bulgaria’s caretaker government was sworn in with Dimitar Glavchev as its head. Until recently, Glavchev had been the Chairman of the Chamber of Audit (SP) and the former Chairman of the National Assembly. For many years he was…
Analyses | | Łukasz Kobeszko
Slovenia is the only EU member state to have joined the proceedings at the UN International Court of Justice (ICJ) in the case which the Republic of South Africa has brought against Israel. It concerns a violation of the Convention on the…
Analyses | | Łukasz Kobeszko
On 19 December, the Bulgarian National Assembly adopted a package of changes to the Constitution aimed at finding a permanent solution to the country’s continuing political crisis (where parliamentary elections have been held five times in…
Analyses | | Łukasz Kobeszko
On 31 October, after an all-night debate, the parliament of Montenegro passed a vote of confidence in the government of Milojko Spajić, who was appointed prime minister-designate in August. The new cabinet was supported by the coalition…
Analyses | | Ilona Gizińska, Łukasz Kobeszko
On 13 October 2023, a law came into effect in Bulgaria which introduces an additional transit fee (referred to as the ‘energy levy’) for the import and transit of natural gas from the Russian Federation. The new levy was introduced as part…
Analyses | | Sławomir Matuszak, Ilona Gizińska, Krzysztof Dębiec, Kamil Całus, Łukasz Kobeszko, Andrzej Sadecki
On 15 September, the European Commission decided not to extend the restrictions on imports of wheat, maize, rapeseed and sunflower from Ukraine which have been in place since May. On the same day, Poland, Slovakia and Hungary unilaterally…
Analyses | | Łukasz Kobeszko
The Europe Now! Movement, a party co-founded by the new president Jakov Milatović, got 25.6% of the votes and won the snap elections to the 81-seat parliament in Montenegro on 11 June. The Together! electoral bloc came second with 23.2%…
Analyses | | Łukasz Kobeszko
On 6 June 2023, Bulgaria’s parliament passed a vote of confidence in the coalition government co-formed by two biggest parliamentary groups: GERB-Society of Democratic Forces (GERB-SDS) and Continuing Change-Democratic Bulgaria (PP-DB).…
Analyses | | Łukasz Kobeszko
The second round of Montenegro’s presidential elections, held on 2 April, was won by Jakov Milatović, a co-founder of the Europe Now party. He won 60% of the vote, while his rival, the incumbent Milo Djukanović, received 40%. Turnout was…
Analyses | | Łukasz Kobeszko
Early elections were held in Bulgaria on 2 April, and once again they failed to produce a clear outcome. The two strongest blocs, both led by former prime ministers – GERB-Society of Democratic Forces (GERB-SDS) under Boyko Borisov, and…