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OSW Studies | | Mateusz Gniazdowski, Tomáš Strážay
The Danube strategy is the second example, after the Baltic Sea strategy, of the growing importance of macro-regions in the EU. The regional policy is being more and more often looked at through the prism of not only ensuring internal…
Analyses | | Kamil Kłysiński
The Belarusian public’s growing dissatisfaction with the economic situation could lead to wider social protests this autumn. This may open up room for manoeuvre for the Belarusian nomenklatura and for external actors, mainly Russia.…
Analyses |
International financial institutions have improved their assessment of the Ukrainian economy. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has raised its forecast for economic growth in Ukraine in 2011 from 4.5% to 5%,…
Analyses |
On 20 July, President Dmitri Medvedev signed an amendment to the law on state regulation of the production and distribution  of alcohol, introducing restrictions on its consumption, sale and advertising; and on 21 July, he signed…
Analyses |
On 15 July, the Azerbaijani energy company SOCAR expressed an interest in participating in the planned privatisation of the Greek company DEPA, which is involved in the Turkey-Greece-Italy (ITGI) pipeline project. If SOCAR purchased…
Analyses |
On 22 July, Gazprom agreed to reduce the price of Russian gas purchased by the Italian energy company Edison. This is the first ever case of the Russian monopoly approving the revision of a long-term contract’s conditions. Gazprom's…
Analyses |
On 25 July, a militant website announced that Hussein Gakayev and Aslambek Vadalov, two commanders who last year renounced their allegiance to Dokku Umarov (the leader of the armed underground in the North Caucasus), had reconciled…
Analyses |
On 18 and 26 July, talks were held between the government and the main opposition force, the Armenian National Congress (ANC), whose leader is the former President Levon Ter-Petrossian ( held office between 1991 and 1998). The ‘ruling…
Analyses | | Justyna Gotkowska
On 18-19 July the 13th German-Russian intergovernmental consultations were held in Hanover. A dozenor so ministers from each country participated in the consultations along with Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Dmitri…
Analyses |
On 14 July in Austria, a Russian citizen, Mikhail Golovatov, was arrested. He was wanted by Lithuania by means of a European arrest warrant on charges of leading the action of pacifying independence protests at the TV tower in Vilnius…