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Analyses | | Kamil Całus

On 14 June the ruling Democratic Party of Moldova (PDM), controlled by the oligarch Vlad Plahotniuc, officially announced that it would move into opposition. At the…

Analyses | | Krzysztof Dębiec, Jakub Groszkowski

At the turn of June, the European Commission sent the Czech Republic draft versions of reports on two audits which show that the country’s prime minister, Andrej Babiš…

OSW Commentary | | Tadeusz A. Olszański

On 25 April, the Supreme Council of Ukraine passed a law guaranteeing the role of the Ukrainian language as the state language. The act was passed…

Analyses | | Kamil Frymark

Andrea Nahles stepped down as the leader of the SPD on 3 June. The following day she also stepped down from her role as the head of the Social Democrats’ grouping in the Bundestag. She announced that she will relinquish her…

Analyses | | Jakub Groszkowski

The elections to the European Parliament have weakened the Christian Democrats (EPP) and Social Democrats (S&D) in Central Europe; but although they have won fewer seats…

Analyses | | Joanna Hyndle-Hussein

The independent candidate, the economist Gitanas Nausėda, won the second round of elections in Lithuania on 26 May with 65.8% of the vote. His rival, the former Minister of Finance Ingrida Šimonytė, who was supported…

Analyses | | Kamil Frymark

The CDU won in Germany in the European elections which were held on 26th May. The CDU recorded 28.9% of the vote (6.4% less than its result in 2014) to secure 29 seats (5 seats less). The Greens came in…

OSW Commentary | | Jakub Jakóbowski

The first fortnight of May 2019 saw a major escalation in the Chinese–American trade dispute, in which additional tariffs on around 40% of bilateral trade were imposed and the US introduced an embargo on the Chinese…

Analyses | | Kamil Frymark

On 26 May, together with the elections to the European Parliament, elections were held to the regional parliament in Bremen, the smallest German state. These were the first of four elections to regional parliaments in…

Analyses | | Tadeusz Iwański, Marek Menkiszak

On 21 May the head of the Presidential Administration, Andriy Bohdan, said during an interview with the pro-Russian television station 112 that President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s team is considering the possibility of “…