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Point of View | | Jolanta Darczewska

It is generally believed that one sign that the secret services are doing their job well is media silence. In this respect, Russia is a special case: the services receive an excess of media coverage, which is part of…

Analyses | | Szymon Kardaś, Jan Strzelecki

On 22 March a meeting took place in Moscow between the Russian prime minister Dmitri Medvedev and the chairman of Gazprom Aleksei Miller and the pro-Russian Ukrainian…

Analyses | | Michał Bogusz, Ryszarda Formuszewicz, Jakub Jakóbowski

On 21-27 March, the leader of the People’s Republic of China (PRC), Xi Jinping, paid official bilateral visits to three European countries, Italy, Monaco and France. During…

Analyses | | Justyna Gotkowska

On 20th March Germany’s government adopted the draft federal budget for 2020 and the financial plan to 2023. According to the draft, Germany’s defence spending is set…

Analyses | | Agata Łoskot-Strachota

A rapid change in the structure of gas imports by Turkey has been visible since the beginning of 2019. According to estimates from the ICIS energy market information provider, in the first two months of this year…

Analyses | | Mariusz Marszewski, Krzysztof Strachota

In a television address to the nation on 19 March, the President of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, unexpectedly announced his resignation from office. Nazarbayev…

Analyses | | Marta Szpala

Over ten thousand people have been taking to the streets in Serbia every weekend since November 2018. The protesters are demanding dismissal of the government and the…

OSW Commentary | | Piotr Szymański

In response to the change in the security environment after 2014, militarily non-aligned Sweden and Finland are developing their defence cooperation with NATO and the USA and strengthening their bilateral defence…

Analyses | | Krzysztof Dębiec, Jakub Groszkowski

The first round of presidential elections held in Slovakia on 16 March saw a clear victory for Zuzana Čaputová - a lawyer and vice-president of the liberal Progressive…

Analyses | | Łukasz Frynia, Ryszarda Formuszewicz

On 4th March the president of the European People’s Party (EPP) Joseph Daul announced the launch of a procedure which could lead to Fidesz being suspended…