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On 2 September, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin announced the extension of the ban on exporting cereal from Russia until at least September 2011; furthermore, the introduction of preferential rail tariffs to transport cereal to regions…
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On 31 August and 4 September, Azerbaijan fired shots at and made sorties towards the forces of the self-proclaimed Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh. The limited character of the clashes and the personnel losses, which were mainly borne by…
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On 3 September, the deputy head of Gazprom, Andrei Kruglov, stated that from next year the price of gas for Belarus, Moldova and Armenia will be raised to European levels. If this comes about, this would be the final stage in the…
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On 2 September, the Prime Minister of Russia Vladimir Putin stated during his meeting with the visiting leader of the Social Democratic Party of Kyrgyzstan, Almazbek Atambayev, that the Russian government will give aid amounting to US…
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On 5 September in Baku, Gazprom signed an agreement under which the Russian monopoly will increase its purchases from Azerbaijan from 1 billion cubic meters (bcm) in 2010 to 2 bcm of gas in 2011. This agreement, which is not…
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On 3 September near Minsk, the body of the opposition journalist Alyeh Byabyenin was found. Although it is difficult at the moment to state unequivocally what the actual cause of death was, in the political context, the death of a…
Analyses | | Tomasz Dąborowski
The replacement of some members of the cabinet will curb conflict inside the key party in the coalition and allow Emil Boc’s government to finish the implementation of the savings programme
Analyses | | Marta Zawilska-Florczuk
The heated debate over Thilo Sarrazin’s chauvinist theses shows the real scale of problems linked to immigrant integration in Germany.
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The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on 1 August granted consent for a raise in public sector wages and a re-evaluation of pensions and social allowances in January 2011, the first one since 2009. The government hopes that this move…
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On 5 September, the ministers of environmental protection and the economy developed a compromise draft new energy policy for Germany. The key guidelines of this strategy include an extension of the operation period of nuclear reactors…