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Analyses | | Artur Ciechanowicz, Konrad Popławski
The German political elite not only continue to support specific actions taken by representatives of business circles but are also adding strategic political concepts to their activity. On the one hand, these concepts are aimed at…
Analyses | | Andrzej Sadecki
On 22 February, the European Commission recommended the Council of the EU to suspend the payment of 495 million euros from the Cohesion Fund to Hungary from the beginning of 2013. This equates to 0.5% of Hungary’s GDP and 29% of the…
Analyses | | Marta Zawilska-Florczuk
On 27 February, the Bundestag voted for the second aid package for Greece worth 130 billion euros. 496 of the 591 MPs voted in favour of Germany’s participation in the aid package, 90 voted against and 5 abstained from voting.…
Analyses | | Marcin Kaczmarski
On 27 February, Vladimir Putin published an article devoted to his plans for foreign policy. The article is primarily intended for internal consumption, and by drawing upon the syndrome of 'a fortress besieged (by the USA)', it is…
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 | | Joanna Hyndle-Hussein
On 18 February approximately 75% of those who took part in the referendum rejected the proposals of the amendments to the constitution which would establish Russian as the second state language along with Latvian and the second…
Analyses | | Jakub Groszkowski
The Czech Republic, which on 30 January at the summit of the European Council refused to sign the fiscal compact along with the UK, is becoming more active in the EU. Together with the group of 11, mostly new EU member states, on 17…
Analyses | | Marta Zawilska-Florczuk
On 17 February German President Christian Wulff (CDU) handed in his resignation after the prosecutor's office of Lower Saxony had announced it would launch an investigation into accusations of graft in connection with befriended…
Analyses | | Jadwiga Rogoża
The Russian prime minister, Vladimir Putin, the clear front-runner in the upcoming presidential elections, has been presenting his electoral agenda in the press and in public speeches in recent weeks. He offered a vision of the…
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…