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Analyses | | Kamil Kłysiński, Rafał Sadowski
By ratcheting up the tension with the EU, Minsk is hoping to reinforce the divisions between those member states which are primarily interested in developing economic cooperation with Belarus, and those that advocate taking a firm…
Analyses | | Tadeusz A Olszański
On 14 February, the Ukrainian president, Viktor Yanukovych, dismissed Andriy Klyuyev from his post of first deputy prime minister and minister for the economy, and nominated him Secretary of the National Security and Defence Council…
Analyses | | Rafał Sadowski
On 9 February, the European Commission presented reports evaluating the progress of Moldova and Ukraine in implementing action plans for visa liberalisation with the European Union. This implementation is divided into two phases: (1…
Analyses | | Andrzej Wilk
On 24 January, the Ukrainian Ministry of Defence presented its financial plans for 2012. According to the budget law, 16.4 billion hryvnia (US$2.04 billion) will be allocated for military purposes, an increase of 20% on last year.…
Analyses | | Kamil Kłysiński
On 25 January at a press conference Iryna Khalip, the wife of one of Belarus's political prisoners, Andrei Sannikau, announced that already last November her husband, probably pressured by tortures and threats, asked President…