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Analyses | | Andrzej Wilk
While the contract of sale of the French ships to Russia – which has been commented on by the press worldwide from the very beginning – is mainly of political significance and bears no significant impact on the condition of the…
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During a meeting in Prague on 23 June, the prime ministers of the United Kingdom and the Czech Republic, David Cameron and Petr Nečas, stated they did not want the EU’s budget for 2014–2020 to be increased and appealed for a…
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The launch of a special grant facility to support the Eastern Partnership as part of the International Visegrad Fund was agreed on 16 June during the summit meeting of the Visegrad Group prime ministers in Bratislava. However, this…
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On 22 June, RWE and E.ON contested the law imposing the obligation to pay the tax on nuclear fuel at the Federal Constitutional Court, claiming it was contrary to the German constitution and European law. A day earlier, RWE also…
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On 27 June, the opposition Czech Social Democratic Party (ČSSD) appealed to the government led by Petr Nečas to give up its efforts for the approval of the Czech Republic’s opt-out from the validity of the EU Charter of Fundamental…
Analyses | | Marta Zawilska-Florczuk
The first conference devoted to the prevention of Islamic radicalism was held on 24 June upon the initiative of the Interior Minister Hans-Peter Friedrich (CSU). The meeting, along with representatives of the state administration and…
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Contrary to earlier announcements from Russia and China during President Hu Jintao’s visit to Moscow and St. Petersburg on 16-17 June, no contract to supply Russian gas to the People’s Republic of China was concluded. The main…
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On 24 June, a preliminary hearing was held in the trial against Yulia Tymoshenko, who is accused of abuses of power as Prime Minister of Ukraine in 2009 while negotiating a gas contract with the Russian Federation. The trial…
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On 22 June, many Belarusian towns once again saw public demonstrations organised through social networking websites. These protests have been cyclical in nature, and are gathering more and more participants. The growing popularity of…
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On 15 June, the parliament of Tajikistan adopted a law prohibiting children and adolescents aged under 18 from entering mosques (except for religious holidays recognised by the state) under penalty of punishment for their parents.…