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Analyses | | Jakub Groszkowski
The main reason for the government's downfall was the dispute within the coalition about the shape of the pension scheme reform and personal infighting. Slovenia is facing early elections on 4 December. Despite the breakdown of the…
Analyses | | Konrad Mazur
Under the rejected CCS law, which was meant to implement the EU directive regarding the introduction of clean carbon technologies, small and medium-sized pilot storing facilities with a capacity of up to 3 million tonnes per year…
Analyses | | Sławomir Matuszak
The statements after this round of negotiations show that both parties have come to agreement on the two main sticking points: Ukrainian export duties on goods, and duties on EU car imports. Ukraine has agreed to abolish these in…
Analyses | | Marek Menkiszak, Jadwiga Rogoża
On 24 September, during the United Russia party congress, President Dmitri Medvedev and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin announced their election scenario: Putin will be the party's candidate in the presidential elections in March 2012,…
Analyses | | Marta Jaroszewicz
On 23 September, the European Commission (EC) presented a negative evaluation of Ukraine and Moldova's achievements in completing the first phase of the EU Action Plans for Visa Liberalisation, which were granted to Ukraine in…
Analyses | | Wojciech Konończuk
Some details of the negotiations were revealed on 26 September by the Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov, according to whom Russia has agreed to cut gas prices for individual consumers in Ukraine, in exchange for reducing the…
Analyses | | Witold Rodkiewicz
On 20 September, Moldova's Constitutional Court rejected the possibility of changing the constitution's procedures for electing the president of the country by law, and thus prevented the ruling Alliance for European Integration (AIE…
Analyses | | Joanna Hyndle-Hussein, Paweł Siarkiewicz
The Harmony Centre, a left-wing grouping which represents the interests of the Russian minority, gained 31 of the 100 seats in the Saeima, Latvia’s parliament. The second best result (22 seats) was achieved by the newly created Reform…
Analyses | | Tomasz Dąborowski, Mateusz Gniazdowski, Jakub Groszkowski
On 13 September a member of the supervisory board of the Czech operator, Net4Gas, confirmed that the company’s owner, the German corporation RWE, was considering its sale. In August, representatives of the Czech-Slovak holding EPH…
Analyses | | Justyna Gotkowska
On 15 September, Germany’s minister of defence, Thomas de Maizière, visited Moscow. Among those he met was his Russian counterpart, Anatoly Serdyukov. One of the issues they discussed were the military reforms currently being…