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Analyses | | Tadeusz Iwański
The conclusion of the DCFTA negotiations were in doubt until the last minute because of the sentencing of former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko to seven years’ imprisonment. On 26 October, the 20th round of negotiations on the…
Analyses | | Iwona Wiśniewska
The decision to include Russia could be taken at the WTO Ministerial Conference on 15-17 December, although the consent of Georgia is necessary for any such motion to come to a vote. Tbilisi is blocking the Russian negotiations.…
Analyses | | Józef Lang
On 21-22 October, the US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton paid a visit to Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. The talks were focused on Afghanistan, particularly these countries’ participation in the so-called ‘Northern Distribution Network…
Analyses | | Iwona Wiśniewska
This document is intended to replace more than 100 bilateral agreements which currently govern free trade between these countries. The free trade area can only come into force when all the signatory states ratify it.
Analyses | | Paweł Siarkiewicz
The government has been formed by three parties: the centre-right Unity, the Reform Party led by the former president, Valdis Zatlers, and the nationalist All for Latvia. The new government is also supported by six independent MPs.…
Analyses | | Jakub Groszkowski
The left-wing opposition, whose votes were needed to amend the constitution, forced the centre-right to seriously reduce the competences of the transitional government. It will not be able to take decisions in key issues concerning…
Analyses | | Tomasz Dąborowski, Marta Szpala
On 19 October the Chinese corporation China Guangdong Nuclear Power Group entered into an agreement for access to confidential information concerning the development of the Cernavoda nuclear power plant in Romania. During that…
Analyses | | Wojciech Konończuk, Tadeusz A Olszański
On 20 October, the Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine Andriy Kluyev and the EU Commissioner for Trade Karel De Gucht announced that the parties have concluded negotiations on a Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA). The…
Analyses | | Andrzej Sadecki, Marta Szpala
The result of the talks between Bosnian President Boris Tadic and the leader of the Alliance of Vojvodina Hungarians (SVM) Istvan Pasztor will be key to solving the dispute. If SVM reaches an agreement with the Serbian government…
Analyses | | Konrad Mazur
The German-Australian consortium BBM Operta and Macmahon signed a deal for extracting 15 million tonnes of coal annually, worth US$ 2 billion from the Tavan Tolgoi mine. Siemens concluded an agreement for the construction of gas…