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Analyses | | Aleksandra Jarosiewicz
This strike is unprecedented in its duration and scale, and it has hit both Kazakhstan’s strategic oil sector and KazMunaiGaz, which is the most important state-owned company. The responses from both the company and the government…
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On 16 August, the secretary of the Russian Security Council Nikolai Patrushev visited Tehran, and the next day Ali Akbar Salehi, the Foreign Minister of Iran, visited Moscow. The main topic of conversation was Russia’s new proposal to…
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In Kyrgyzstan on 16 August, the first stage of registering candidates before the presidential elections scheduled for October 30 was concluded. The very large number of candidates reflects the weakness and fragmentation of the…
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The MAKS-2011 International Aviation & Space Salon, which was held on 16-21 August in Zhukovsky near Moscow, has brought contracts worth at least US$10 billion. For the first time in the show’s 18-year history, these contracts are…
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On 24 August the North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il met President Dmitri Medvedev in Ulan-Ude (Buryatia). The talks concerned trilateral infrastructure projects on the Korean peninsula (with South Korea’s participation), and the…
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On 16 August, the Deputy Prime Minister and leader of the Strong Ukraine party, Serhiy Tyhipko, together with the Prime Minister Mykola Azarov, announced that his party would join the ruling Party of Regions. This merger of both…
Analyses | | Jakub Groszkowski
The negative experiences with renewable energy sources have made the Czech Republic strengthen its stance on its energy and climate policy. The use of coal deposits, the development of the nuclear power sector and the diversification…
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A number of proposals for the stabilisation of the eurozone were presented in effect of the meeting of German Chancellor Angela Merkel with French President Nicolas Sarkozy on 16 August in Paris. The two leaders proposed for example…
Analyses | | Artur Ciechanowicz
The foreign ministers of Germany and Egypt met at consultations on 12 August in Berlin. Mohamed Kamel Amr, the new foreign minister of Egypt, went on his first foreign visit to Turkey and Germany. This is an effect of Berlin’s active…
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Romania wants to establish closer economic co-operation with China as a consequence of its serious difficulties in obtaining Western financial backing for a number of infrastructural projects of strategic significance for Bucharest.…