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Analyses | | Witold Rodkiewicz
The first round of presidential elections was held on 11 December in Transnistria. Igor Smirnov, who had been the head of this unrecognised country for twenty years, received third largest support (24.8% of the votes) and thus lost…
Analyses | | Szymon Ananicz, Rafał Sadowski
On 5 December, the European Union decided to launch negotiations to create Deep And Comprehensive Free Trade Areas (DCFTA) with Moldova and Georgia. These DCFTA agreements assume the abolition of duties and quotas in mutual trade in…
Analyses | | Kamil Kłysiński
In the absence of prospects for economic recovery and a return to dialogue with the West, it will be extremely difficult for Lukashenka to inhibit the further expansion of Russian capital, which is tantamount to a significant…
Analyses | | Tadeusz A Olszański
On 17 November, the Supreme Council adopted new regulations for parliamentary elections. Thus a new mixed system has been introduced, which imposes a ban on creating electoral blocs and raises the electoral threshold from 3% to 5%.…
Analyses | | Agata Wierzbowska-Miazga
On 18 November in Moscow, the presidents of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan – Dmitri Medvedev, Alyaksandr Lukashenka and Nursultan Nazarbayev – signed documents designed to lead to the creation of a Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU).
Analyses | | Sławomir Matuszak
Even if the negotiations are formally concluded, then the case of Yulia Tymoshenko will have crucial significance for the Association Agreement’s coming into force. EU representatives have informally indicated that if the main…
Analyses | | Kamil Kłysiński, Piotr Żochowski
In the past two months, the President of Belarus Alyaksandr Lukashenka has taken a number of steps to strengthen and modify the role of the power ministries in managing the state and enhancing the military factor in the functioning…
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
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 | | 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…