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Analyses | | Kamil Całus

On 9 July, the Romanian parliament passed an act regulating oil and gas extraction from offshore fields in the Black Sea.

Thaw in Uzbekistan. Reforms by President Mirziyoyev
OSW Commentary | | Mariusz Marszewski

It has been almost two years since the death of the long-serving leader of Uzbekistan President Islam Karimov, and since Shavkat Mirziyoyev took up power.

Analyses | | Krzysztof Dębiec

The minority government of Andrej Babiš won a parliamentary vote of confidence in the night of 11 to 12 July.

Romania: anti-corruption institutions are getting weaker
Analyses | | Kamil Całus

On 4 July, the Romanian parliament hastily passed controversial changes in the Criminal Code and the Code of Criminal Procedure.

NATO summit in Brussels: the eastern flank between the USA and Europe
Analyses | | Justyna Gotkowska

The NATO summit in Brussels on 11–12 July will be a summit of political and military paradoxes.

Troublesome Investment
OSW Studies |

When Belarus embarked on the construction of its first nuclear power plant in Astravyets in 2012, the official objective was to significantly reduce the share played by imported Russian gas in the country’s electricity production.

The US–China trade dispute: phase two
OSW Commentary | | Jakub Jakóbowski

Donald Trump has pursued his strategy of stepping up pressure on Beijing by threatening it with a tariff war since March 2018. 

(Un)realistic neutrality. Attempts to redefine Belarus’ foreign policy
OSW Commentary | | Kamil Kłysiński

The continuing conflict between Russia and Ukraine have led the Belarusian authorities to attempt to redefine their country’s foreign policy.

Expansion at the state’s expense: Novatek as a driving engine of the Russian LNG sector
OSW Commentary | | Szymon Kardaś

A deal for France’s Total to acquire a 10% stake in the Arctic LNG 2 project for US$2.55 billion was struck during the International Economic Forum in Saint Petersburg.

Analyses | | Andrzej Sadecki

On 20 June, the Hungarian parliament made a number of legislation changes branded collectively by the governing Fidesz as the ‘Stop Soros’ package.