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Analyses | | Wojciech Konończuk

On 26 January the Financial Times, citing a source in the Ukrainian government, reported that  Gazprom had issued a bill for US$7 billion to Naftogaz for the purchase in 2012 of a smaller amount of gas than that agreed in their…

Analyses | | Ewa Fischer

On 25 January, at the first reading, the State Duma adopted a government bill to amend the Russian Federation’s budget code and to set requirements to the staff of a specialised financial organisation. The project envisages the…

Analyses | | Wojciech Górecki

On 28 January, President Vladimir Putin accepted the resignation of the President of Dagestan, Magomedsalam Magomedov, and appointed him one of the deputy heads of his administration. At the same time, Putin appointed Ramazan…

Analyses | | Arkadiusz Sarna

On 24 January in Davos, the Ukrainian Minister of Energy, Eduard Stavitsky, and the director of the Dutch-British company Shell, Peter Vozer, signed a 50-year Production Sharing Agreement (PSA) concerning a project for the production of…

Analyses | | Aleksandra Jarosiewicz

A series of protests have taken place in Azerbaijan since the beginning of this year (12, 19, 23–24 and 26 January). Various social groups have been involved in them: young people, merchants and residents of Ismayilli. These were…

Analyses | | Jakub Groszkowski

The former Czech left-wing prime minister, Milos Zeman, won the presidential election, defeating Karel Schwarzenberg, the present deputy prime minister and minister of foreign affairs, in the runoff on 25-26 January. Their support…

Analyses | | Konrad Popławski,

On 22 January, the EU commissioner for energy, Guenther Oettinger, announced that the European Commission would be looking into the German system for supporting the use of renewable energy sources (RES). This task will be entrusted to…

Point of View | | Krzysztof Strachota

The Kurdish issue remains a serious challenge to the stability and security of both Turkey and much of the Middle East. Over the last ten years, however, the region has witnessed substantial major changes (including, Turkey’s socio-…

Analyses | | Tadeusz A. Olszański

On 18 January, the Prosecutor General of Ukraine charged Yulia Tymoshenko with the theft of property from the company she herself ran, the United Energy Systems of Ukraine (UESU), and with complicity in the 1996 murder of Yevhen…

Analyses | | Aleksandra Jarosiewicz

On 18 January, at a meeting with the heads of foreign missions accredited in Astana, Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev questioned the need for deeper integration in the Eurasian Union which has been jointly developed with…