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Analyses | | Jadwiga Rogoża, Piotr Żochowski
The rescue action after the attack exposed the weaknesses of the institutions responsible for ensuring the security of the state; this has brought forth hitherto unprecedented criticism from President Dmitri Medvedev. The President's…
Analyses | | Agata Wierzbowska-Miazga
The Russian government have no proper integration policy for minorities. Instead, they have been attempting to counteract the growing symptoms of nationalism by limiting the number of migrants (both internal and external).
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On 19 January, the Belarusian Ministry of Finance reported the issue of Euro-bonds with a value of US$800 million. The government has thus once again raised the level of Belarus’s external debt, which has been forced upon them by the…
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In Moldova on 24 January, the European Commissioner for internal affairs, Cecilia Malmström, officially presented Prime Minister Vlad Filat with an Action Plan on visa liberalisation. The EU Commissioner’s visit is a symbolic…
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During Uzbek President Islam Karimov’s visit to Brussels on 24 January, he met the highest representatives of the EU and NATO. This was the first visit by the Uzbek leader to EU and NATO headquarters since the massacre in Andijan in…
Analyses | | Marta Szpala
The clashes in Tirana are the culmination of the dispute between the ruling Democratic Party (PDSh) and the opposition party PSSh that has been ongoing since June 2009. Without the direct involvement of the international community…
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On 25 January the Greek minister for investment Harris Pamboukis wrote a letter to the management of the Greek subsidiary of Siemens that demanded damages for obtaining contracts from Greek state-owned companies through bribes. The…
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The Hungarian government received a letter from the president of the European Commission that included a question about Hungary's media package which came into force at the turn of 2010 and 2011. As the letter states, the EC has…
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The German Federation of Expellees (BdV) blocked the opening of the exhibition on expulsions organised by the radical NPD party. The exhibition that was to be opened to viewers on 22 January in Bernburg (Saxony-Anhalt) included…
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On 20 January the German company RWE, the French GDF Suez and the Spanish Iberdrola announced that they were pulling out of the project of the extension of the Cernavodă nuclear power plant. Thus the companies joined the…