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Analyses | | Iwona Wiśniewska
The main reason for undertaking the privatisation is to support public finances, while simultaneously keeping financial assets in stabilisation funds. These may be used if a crisis situation reoccurs, or if there is a need to calm…
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On 22 October, the Russian State Duma accepted amendments to the law on public assembly, after the second and third readings. The changes limit the possibility of organising legal protests in Russia. At the same time, the new mayor of…
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On 22 October, the parliament of Azerbaijan confirmed its budget plan for 2011, foreseeing a near-doubling in growth of expenditure on defence. The decision to increase the military budget of Azerbaijan in a period of heightened…
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On 25 October, the EU Council accepted conclusions on situation in Belarus extending the existing ban on entry to EU countries on 41 representatives of the Belarusian government until 31 October 2011. At the same time, the Council…
Analyses | | Joanna Hyndle-Hussein
Although successive Lithuanian authorities have expressed negative opinions about Lukashenko's regime and supported the opposition in Belarus for years, they have on the other hand criticised the EU's policy of imposing restrictions…
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At an international conference in Lancut held on 22 October, Romania, Bulgaria and Greece joined the project for the Via Carpatia land transit route, which will lead from Lithuania through Poland, Slovakia and Hungary, and further…
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On 28 October, a report by historians who investigated the role of the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the persecution and extermination of Jews between 1933 and 1945 was published. From the major conclusions of the study,…
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On 19 October, Prime Minister Petr Necas announced that the government will decide the winner of the tender for the extension of the nuclear power plant in Temelin in 2013. This statement by the Prime Minister ends media speculation…
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On 25 October, the EU Council adopted Serbia’s accession application and submitted it to the European Commission for further consideration. This decision is a great success for the Serbian government; however, obtaining candidate…
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On 19 October, the German general prosecutor at a court in Munich accused eight people of supporting terrorist organisations through propagating Islamist contents in German on the internet. This is the second trial of a similar case,…