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Analyses | | Rafał Bajczuk, Konrad Popławski

Following Germany’s decision to cease using nuclear energy, coal’s share in electricity production has increased again. Whereas in 2010 coal was used to produce 41.8% of electric energy in Germany, in 2011 its share grew to 43.1%. Given…

Analyses | | Artur Ciechanowicz

The Institute of Contemporary History in Munich (IfZ) has published a report entitled ‘Activists with a past’ on the Nazi past of the first activists of the Federation of Expellees (BdV), which was established in 1957. Historians’…

Analyses | | Kamil Kłysiński, Agata Wierzbowska-Miazga

On 22 November, the head of the Russian company Gazprom. Aleksei Miller, paid a visit to Belarus. He opened the upgraded Zapadnaya gas distribution station in Minsk and met members of the Belarusian government. In his talks with…

Analyses | | Rafał Sadowski

On 19 November, the EU Council acknowledged that Moldova has completed the first phase of the Visa Liberalisation Action Plan (VLAP), and agreed that it can move onto the second phase. Fulfilling the VLAP should lead to the abolition of…

Analyses | | Kamil Całus

On 20 November, Yevgeny Shevchuk, the leader of Transnistria, gave his stamp to a new concept of foreign policy of this breakaway republic. The document indicates complete economic, cultural and ultimately also political integration…

Analyses | | Aleksandra Jarosiewicz

On 20 November, the Prosecutor General’s Office of Kazakhstan lodged a motion in court seeking a ban on the organisations Alga!, Halyk Maidany and a number of mass media, including the TV stations K+ and Stan.tv, the newspapers

Analyses | | Anna Kwiatkowska-Drożdż, Witold Rodkiewicz

The 14th German-Russian intergovernmental consultations took place in Moscow on 16 November. The meeting had originally been scheduled for October, but it was delayed due to the ongoing cooling of political relations between Berlin and…

Analyses | | Marta Szpala

On November 18, the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) acquitted Croatian generals Ante Gotovina and Mladen Markac of all the charges connected with the way the military operation against Croatian Serbs was…

Analyses | | Tomasz Dąborowski

On November 15, the Bulgarian state-owned gas distributor Bulgargaz signed a ten-year contract with Russian Gazprom regarding the annual purchase of 2.9 billion m3 of gas. The contract will come into force at the beginning of…

Analyses | | Konrad Popławski

On November 12, the German company Bosch announced that it intended to withdraw from the Desertec project as a technological partner. This follows the announcement by Siemens, one of the main initiators of the project, to sell off its…