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Analyses | | Kamil Kłysiński
The repression employed against the opposition and independent media after the elections may significantly limit co-operation between the EU and Belarus, and thus weaken Minsk’s position in its dealings with Moscow.
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Yevhen Bakulin and Aleksei Miller, the heads of Naftogaz and Gazprom, have signed a memorandum establishing a joint venture formethane extraction. Both parties have also announced the establishment of a new company to extract gas from…
Analyses | | Kamil Kłysiński
Unlike the previous elections in 2006, during this year's presidential campaign the government of Belarus has clearly eased its policies towards the opposition, and created greater opportunities to conduct electoral canvassing.…
Analyses | | Aleksandra Jarosiewicz, Kamil Kłysiński, Iwona Wiśniewska
The chances of Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus creating a common market in the planned form and by the intended deadline are limited. Closer cooperation between those countries will be the result of a lengthy and difficult process.…
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RosUkrEnergo (RUE), a former Russian/Ukrainian intermediary company engaged in gas export, has reached an agreement with Naftogaz Ukraine and Gazprom on the adjudication by a court of arbitration in Stockholm, which requires Naftogaz…
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On 9 December, President Viktor Yanukovych issued a decree reducing the number of ministries from 20 to 16, subordinating the ministries to the deputy prime ministers, and creating around a dozen new central offices. These changes in…
OSW Commentary | | Sławomir Matuszak
Ukraine's consent to send oil to Belarus along the Odessa-Brody pipeline shows that the government in Kyiv is ready to engage in projects they consider profitable, even those that run counter to Russian interests. Ukraine’s adoption…
Analyses | | Witold Rodkiewicz
The parliamentary elections in Moldova have not led to the overcoming of the political deadlock there. There are only extremely meagre chances for a broad political compromise which is required to elect a president and avoid early…
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At the end of November, Russia took action to block the supply of alternative oil deliveries to Belarus. On 25 November the Latvian-Russian company LatRosTrans, which owns the Ventspils-Navapolatsk pipeline, started emptying…
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On 24 November, the Belarusian democratic forces organised a demonstration in the centre of Minsk, whose main slogan was the demand for Alyaksandr Lukashenka to resign as President. Both the preparations for and the course of the…