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Analyses | | Aleksandra Jarosiewicz, Marek Matusiak, Krzysztof Strachota
On 16 December in Zhanaozen (Mangystau region) riots broke out, and as a result of the pacification action at least ten people died. In the following days, demonstrations were also held at other places in the region.
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 | | Wojciech Górecki, Agata Wierzbowska-Miazga
The Supreme Court of South Ossetia (a breakaway republic on Georgian territory) annulled the results of the second round of presidential elections held on 27 November.
Analyses | | Aleksandra Jarosiewicz
During President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov of Turkmenistan’s visit to China (23-25 ​​November) a contract was signed to supply 25 billion m³ of gas to China, which together with previously concluded contracts represents a total of 65…
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 | | Katarzyna Chawryło Jarzyńska, Wojciech Górecki
On 8 November, the Tajik court of first instance handed down jail sentences of eight and a half years to two pilots (one a citizen of Russia, the other of Estonia) who were working for the Russian company Rolkan Investment Ltd. They…
Analyses | | Iwona Wiśniewska
Details of the initialled agreement, which was signed on 9 November, have not yet been published. From official reports, it is known that the parties have agreed to monitoring and an electronic data exchange system for trading goods…
Analyses | | Aleksandra Jarosiewicz, Marek Matusiak
Western Kazakhstan (735,000 km², population 1.66 million), which is over a thousand kilometres from the political centre of the country, is the region where the bulk of the oil and gas industry is concentrated – the industry which has…
Analyses | | Józef Lang
The elections end the phase of provisional government, which began after the overthrow of President Kurmanbek Bakiyev in April last year. Given the scale of the social, economic and political challenges facing Kyrgyzstan, this…
Analyses | | Aleksandra Jarosiewicz
On 26 October, Turkey and Azerbaijan signed a number of complex agreements determining the rules for the transit, supply volumes and prices of gas which Azerbaijan exports to Turkey (these documents had been undergoing negotiation for…