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Analyses | | Jakub Groszkowski

For three weeks now a heated debate has been under way in the Czech Republic concerning a scandal involving solar power plants. It has been claimed that the state has lost hundreds of millions of euros due to this. The results of the…

Analyses | | Tomasz Dąborowski

Over the last two weeks, Bulgaria has seen its biggest wave of public demonstrations since 1997. The protesters were initially demonstrating against high electricity prices, but it gradually evolved into protests against the current…

Analyses | | Szymon Ananicz, Kamil Frymark

On 24–25 February Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel visited Turkey, where she expressed her support for the continuation of Ankara's accession negotiations with the EU, after France unblocked the negotiating chapter on regional policy…

Analyses | | Arkadiusz Sarna

On 22 February President Viktor Yanukovych, during the TV show “Dialogue with Society” announced that it would be possible to sign a gas deal with Russia in the first half of the year. The deal would involve Ukrainian transit gas…

Analyses | | Jadwiga Rogoża

On 20 February Vladimir Pyekhtin, the head of the parliamentary ethics committee and a prominent member of United Russia, together with three other State Duma deputies, resigned their mandates as members of parliament. This came a week…

Analyses | | Rafał Bajczuk

On 7 February, Germany’s E.ON, EnBW, Otto and Puma and the German branches of Alstom and Shell, along with the non-governmental organisation Germanwatch, published an open letter calling upon the German government and the European…

Analyses | | Konrad Popławski,

The debate on shale gas extraction has become more intense in Germany. In early February, a group of MPs from the government coalition appealed to the government for a law to be passed which would set the conditions of shale gas…

Analyses | | Tomasz Dąborowski

The centre-right cabinet led by Boyko Borisov announced its dismissal on 20 February. The reason for this was the desire to prevent an escalation of public tension resulting from demonstrations against rises in the price of electricity…

Analyses | | Krzysztof Strachota

A presidential election was held on 18 February in Armenia. According to initial calculations from the Central Election Committee, the incumbent, Serzh Sargsyan, won the election in the first round with almost 59% support, while his…

Analyses | | Kamil Całus

On 13 February, Prime Minister Vlad Filat stated that the agreement under which the coalition named Alliance for European Integration was established and which has been in force since November 2010 needed to be thoroughly reconstructed…