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Point of View | | Justyna Gotkowska

Sweden finds itself in the midst of the most heated debates about defence policy and the direction of military reforms since the end of the Cold War, as Stockholm faces the challenge of finding a new military security formula.

Analyses | | Andrzej Sadecki

In Hungary the conflict between the Viktor Orban cabinet and energy companies is growing. The government forced the companies to reduce energy prices for households at the beginning of 2013. This striving for a reduction in energy bills…

Analyses | | Krzysztof Strachota

The imprisoned leader of Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), Abdullah Ocalan, has released a manifesto. It was read on the occasion of the Iranian/Kurdish New Year on 21 March during a rally in Diyarbakir, where hundreds of thousands of…

Analyses | | Szymon Ananicz

During a telephone call on 22 March, Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, apologised to Turkey’s prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, for the raid carried out by Israeli commandos on a ship carrying humanitarian aid to the Gaza…

Analyses | | Szymon Kardaś, Witold Rodkiewicz

On 22-24 March, President Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic of China paid an official visit to Moscow. The Chinese leader held talks in the Kremlin with President Vladimir Putin, and met Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev, the defence…

Analyses | | Ewa Fischer, Marek Menkiszak, Konrad Popławski,

On the night of 24/5 March, the Cypriot government reached an agreement with the Eurogroup on a loan to rescue the country’s public finances. In exchange for a loan of €10 billion, the Cypriot government will have to liquidate the…

Analyses | | Tomasz Dąborowski

On 12 March Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev signed a decree on the dissolution of parliament and the holding of a snap parliamentary election on 12 May. On that same day he formed a provisional government which will govern the…

Analyses | | Jadwiga Rogoża

Recent months have seen a series of events which have tarnished the ‘party of power’ United Russia’s reputation and deepened the erosion in its ranks. The party is coming under constant criticism from the opposition, and has become the…

Analyses | | Ewa Fischer, Marek Menkiszak, Konrad Popławski,

On 16 March a deal was presented by the Cypriot government and the Eurogroup (a group comprising the finance ministers of the eurozone states). Three days later, the Cypriot government rejected the terms and conditions of this deal. It…

Analyses | | Konrad Popławski,

The Council of the European Union at its session on 7 March cancelled its planned vote on the enlargement of the Schengen Area to include Romania and Bulgaria due to expected vetoes from Germany and also Finland and Holland. This…