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On 19 April, the Belarusian oil company Belneftekhim reported a significant deterioration in the quality of Russian oil transmitted to Belarus via the Druzhba pipeline. The…
The EU’s commissioner for competition Margrethe Vestager announced that the European Commission (EC) was ready to settle the case against Gazprom.
Gazprom’s announcement of the deal with Eustream fits in with the Russian diplomatic and propaganda offensive linked to the Nord Stream 2 project.
Relations between Hungary and Russia have moved beyond a pragmatic energy co-operation.
Since the beginning of the Ukrainian-Russian conflict, the position of Slovakia’s left-wing government towards Russia has been ambiguous.
Russia has shown that it is able, regardless of sanctions, to build close co-operation with those EU member states which are interested in it.
As regards the Ukrainian-Russian conflict, Hungary will barely be able to maintain its neutral position.
Although Central and South-Eastern European countries evaluate the recent developments in Ukraine in a very similar manner, their reactions have been different.
By demonstrating Russia’s warm political relations with Budapest, Moscow is presenting itself as an attractive partner.
On 26–29 May, a delegation consisting of politicians and businessmen led by Prime Minister Petr Necas visited Moscow, St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg and Sochi. While there, they met with President Vladimir Putin, Prime Minister Dmitri…