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Analyses | | Katarzyna Chawryło Jarzyńska

In recent weeks a dozen of members has left the Presidential Council for the Development of Civil Society and Human Rights, an advisory body to the President of the Russian Federation. Most of them are people of liberal sympathies:…

Analyses | | Tadeusz A Olszański

On 25 June a new lawsuit against Yulia Tymoshenko began in Kharkiv. The indictment relates to tax fraud by the United Energy Systems of Ukraine company (YESU), of which Tymoshenko was president in 1995-1997, and also concealment of her…

Analyses | | Jakub Groszkowski

On 18 June the left-wing government of Robert Fico published a list containing 22 solutions which are set to help decrease Slovakia's public finance deficit to below 3% in 2013, in line with the requirements of the EU and the fiscal…

Analyses | | Marta Szpala

Since the end of May this year the NATO mission in Kosovo (KFOR) has been dismantling the barricades which prevent movement of the international forces through communication routes in the territory of four communes in the north of the…

Analyses | | Marta Zawilska-Florczuk

On 21 June German President Joachim Gauck’s spokesman announced that the president would refrain from signing laws ratifying the treaties on the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) and the fiscal compact. Both documents will be subject…

Analyses | | Katarzyna Chawryło Jarzyńska

On 13 June, President Vladimir Putin endorsed the concept of a national migration policy for the Russian Federation until 2025. This is the first comprehensive document defining the goals, directions and mechanisms for implementing a…

Analyses | | Ewa Paszyc

On 15 June, Vladimir Putin signed a decree establishing the President’s Commission for the Strategic Development of the Fuel & Energy Complex and Environmental Safety. Putin himself has become chairman of the committee, and the…

Analyses | | Joanna Hyndle-Hussein

On 12 June, the Lithuanian parliament adopted a law prepared by the government to build an LNG terminal near Klaipeda, which is to come online by December 2014. However, the left-wing opposition and some liberal MPs were disturbed by…

Analyses | | Konrad Mazur

On 13 June, the German media reported that the largest energy companies in the country have brought a case to the Federal Constitutional Court for breach of property rights, following the federal government’s decision to discontinue the…

Analyses | | Konrad Popławski

On 16 June, the leadership of the SPD announced an agreement to ratify the treaty on the European Stabilisation Mechanism (EMS) and the fiscal pact. Both instruments are crucial in the government's strategy for fighting the crisis in…