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On 18 November at the international Forum of Constitutional Justice in St. Petersburg the Chairman of the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation Valery Zorkin criticised several decisions made by the European Court of Human…
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On 19 November in Lisbon at the NATO summit a meeting was held between US President Barack Obama and the Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili, the first one since Obama took the office in January 2009. The long-awaited meeting and…
Analyses | | Andrzej Wilk
Due to the weakening importance of the ‘open door’ policy and the crisis in the concept of partnership with states outside NATO, the long-term consequence of this summit may be a drop in the Alliance's involvement in the CIS area.…
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The Hungarian Prime Minister, Viktor Orban, during the meetings of the government delegation in Brussels and Paris (17 and 19 November) presented the agenda of the Hungarian presidency of the Council of the EU in the first half of…
OSW Commentary | | Marta Szpala
Increasingly serious challenge for integrating the Balkan states is the EU's growing reluctance to enlarge any further. Among other measures, the EU states have blocked the formal acknowledgement of the integration progress, which has…
Analyses | | Aleksandra Jarosiewicz
Baku has given up even the appearance of democracy, something which puts the EU, above all, in a difficult situation; on the one hand it wants to intensify its cooperation with Azerbaijan, but on the other, it does not have the tools…
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In Moscow on the night of 5-6 November, Oleg Kashin, a journalist for the influential daily Kommersant, who specialised in socio-political subjects, was severely beaten. This incident was condemned by President Dmitri Medvedev…
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On 10 November, Mikhail Arustamov, the deputy head of Transneft, the Russian pipeline monopoly company, said in an interview for the monthly newspaper Truboprovodny Transport Nefti that Russia will stop transferring oil using…
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On 7-9 November on the outskirts of Osh, the largest city in southern Kyrgyzstan, attempts were made by ethnic Kyrgyz to occupy parcels of land leased by the local Uzbeks. The reaction of the administration (a visit by the governor;…
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On 8 November, the Belarusian deputy prime minister Uladzimir Siemashka announced that in the second half of this month a test transmission of oil to Belarus via Ukrainian territory will be carried out along the Odessa-Brody pipeline…