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Analyses | | Tadeusz A. Olszański
In the short term, the bringing of charges against the former President of Ukraine, in connection with the abduction in 2000 of the well-known journalist Georgiy Gongadze, is intended to give a boost to the image of Ukraine’s current…
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On 25 March, the upper chamber of the Uzbek Parliament adopted a package of amendments to the constitution, which implemented the principles contained in a paper by President Islam Karimov entitled ‘A concept for further deepening…
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The National Commission for Energy Regulation has granted the Ukrhaz-Energo company (a joint venture between NAK Naftogaz and RosUkrEnergo) a five-year licence to sell up to 4.8 billion m³ of gas per year on the internal market. This…
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On March 24, the Court of Arbitration in Stockholm blocked this January’s transaction between Rosneft and BP to exchange shares and start the joint exploitation of energy resources in the Russian Arctic. The court found that the…
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On 28 March, the Russian Statistics Office (Rosstat) announced the preliminary results of last year's census. Since the previous census in 2002, the population of Russia has fallen from 145.2m to 142.9m people (a fall of 1.6%).…
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On 24 March, the deputy prime minister of Moldova Valeriu Lazar revealed that Moldova and Russia had reached an agreement to formally separate that part of the Moldovagaz company which is situated on the territory of the breakaway…
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On 25 March, the Russian government commission for supervising foreign investments approved the relaxation of restrictions on foreign capital’s access to the extraction sector. This is another decision by the Russian government in…
Analyses | | Marta Szpala
The EU is unable to solve the protracted conflict over the establishment of the government in Bosnia and Herzegovina. By pursuing its present policy the EU will not be able to prevent a real disintegration of the state into three…
Analyses | | Marta Zawilska-Florczuk

The state elections accentuated the changes taking place on the German political scene: an erosion of traditional electorates and the growing attractiveness of the Green party for voters in the political centre. These changes will be…

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At the summit of the European Council held on 24-25 March, Hungary, currently holding presidency of the EU Council, and the Czech Republic announced that they will opt out of the Euro Plus Pact. Thus these two countries figure, along…