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Analyses | | Konrad Popławski
The Federal Statistical Office published complete data regarding German foreign trade on 18 February. The data for 2010 – in which the German economy strongly rebounded and GDP grew 3.6% – show how the trends in German foreign trade…
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On 16 February, the newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung accused Defence Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg (CSU) of including extensive fragments of press articles and Bundestag studies, without specifying their sources, in his PhD…
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On 16 February, the Russian newspaper Vedomosti reported that Russia intends to withdraw from the international consortium to construct the BurgasAleksandroupolis oil…
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On 16 February, the European Commission approved the amendments to the media law proposed by the Hungarian government. The European Commissioner for Digital Agenda Neelie Kroes and representatives of Hungary found that the law with…
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Early elections to the parliament in Hamburg were held on 20 February. The winner of the election is the SPD, which has received an absolute majority of the votes and will form a government by itself. The Christian Democrats, who…
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A solemn ceremony of fixing a cross on the dome of an Orthodox church, which took place on 19 February in Lasnamae, a district of Tallinn where ethnic Russian residents are predominant, became an element of the Centre Party’s campaign…
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On 17 February, the centre-right government led by Petr Necas agreed on the main guidelines of the pension system reform, which include the introduction of the second pillar in the form of private pension funds. The way the reform…
Analyses | | Wojciech Górecki
On 18-20 February a series of attacks took place in Kabardino-Balkaria in the Russian North Caucasus, in which tourists from Moscow were among those killed; a funicular on Mount Elbrus was also damaged. These attacks have demonstrated…
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On 16–17 February, during an official visit by President Dmitri Medvedev to Rome, Italy and Russia signed several agreements, including the sale to Gazprom of parts of the Italian ENI group’s shares in one of its Libyan projects. The…
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On 17 February in a court in Minsk, the first sentence concerning the clashes during the opposition’s post-election demonstrations last 19 December was handed down. A member of Uladzimir Niaklajeu’s electoral staff, Vasil Parfienkou,…