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Analyses | | Marcin Kaczmarski
The course and the results of President Medvedev’s visit to the USA (22-24 June) show that the improvement in Russian-American relations has not become permanent yet. On the one hand, there are noticeable elements of the new model of…
Analyses | | Krzysztof Strachota
The calm manner in which the constitutional referendum has been conducted and the adoption of a new constitution in Kyrgyzstan do not mean a stabilisation of the country; nor will divergent approaches of global powers contribute to it…
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The Russian Ministry of Regional Development (MRD) on 22 June approved the implementation of the first nine investment projects as part of the co-operation programme between Russian and Chinese Far East regions until 2018 which had…
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On 24 June, Russian Defence Minister Anatoliy Serdyukov and Russian Navy Commander Vladimir Vysotsky confirmed the existence of plans to reinforce the Black Sea Fleet by adding new combat units and by modernising those already in…
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On 25 June, Alyaksandr Lukashenka signed a decree allowing the transformation of several key state-owned enterprises into state treasury joint-stock companies. In this way Belarusian authorities are removing the formal impediments to…
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On 29 June, Ukraine’s Parliament added new members to the National Television and Radio Council. All candidates put forward by the opposition and relevant non-governmental organisations were rejected. Three out of the four new members…
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On 29 June, Hungary’s parliament elected Pal Schmitt - a politician from the government party Fidesz - president by a significant majority (263 of the 322 votes were cast for him). Right-wing politicians, who have 2/3 of the votes in…
Analyses | | Tomasz Dąborowski
Romanian Constitutional Court rejected some austerity measures which may endanger cooperation with international financial institutions.
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On 25 June, the German Minister of Foreign Affairs Guido Westerwelle paid a brief visit to Chisinau. Presumably his main goal was to consult with the Moldovan authorities over the resumption of talks on the resolution of the…
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On 23 June, Iveta Radicova, leader of the Slovak Democratic and Christian Union – Democratic Party (SDKU-DS) was entrusted by President Ivan Gasparovic with the mission of forming the government. SDKU-DS signed a programme declaration…