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Analyses | | Kamil Frymark, Konrad Popławski

The results of the French president’s visit to Berlin prove that Germany is unwilling to support the proposals for thorough reforms of the eurozone.

Chancellor-style governance model in Armenia
Analyses | | Wojciech Górecki

On 17 April, the parliament of Armenia elected Serzh Sargsyan (alternatively transliterated as Sarkisyan) prime minister, having previously served as president.

Analyses | | Marek Menkiszak

On the night of 13 to 14 April, armed forces from the United States, the United Kingdom and France bombed three sites in Syria.

Próba sił. Eskalacja kryzysu w stosunkach rosyjsko-amerykańskich
OSW Commentary | | Marek Menkiszak

On 6 April, the Trump administration introduced additional, more severe sanctions against Russia, covering 24 people and 14 companies. 

Analyses | | Iwona Wiśniewska

The Russian oligarchs Ziyavudin and Magomed Magomedov, who control the Summa holding were arrested on 31 March. 

Election in Hungary: Viktor Orbán’s dominance confirmed
Analyses | | Andrzej Sadecki

The Fidesz-KDNP electoral coalition which has governed Hungary since 2010 achieved a sweeping victory in the parliamentary election on 8 April. 

Analyses | | Maria Domańska

According to official data, the death toll of the fire at the Winter Cherry shopping mall in Kemerovo was 64 (77 according to the list made by the victims’ families).

Controlled patriotism
Analyses | | Kamil Kłysiński

On 25th March in the centre of Minsk a concert was held in order to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the proclamation of the Belarusian People’s Republic.

Analyses | | Maria Domańska

A presidential election was held in Russia on 18 March. As expected, it was won by Vladimir Putin, who garnered, according to official results, almost 77% of the votes.

Putin for the fourth time
OSW Report |

The current system of government in Russia will not collapse, although signs of destabilisation may appear. The authorities will not carry out any reforms, political or economic. A process of ‘technocratisation’ will take place. The economy will remain dependent on external factors. Despite the implementation of energy infrastructure projects, exports of raw materials will not rise significantly.