Category Archives: Centre for Eastern Studies (OSW)

The European Commission will scrutinise the German system of renewable energy subsidies

OSW: The European Commission will scrutinise the German system of renewable energy subsidies http://ow.ly/2uB9iX

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Public feeling in Ukraine ahead of the parliamentary election

English: (Green) Ukraine. (Grey) Europe. (Ligh...

(Green) Ukraine. (Grey) Europe. (Light-grey) The surrounding region.  (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Tadeusz IwanskiCentre for Eatern Studies (OSW), September 19, 2012

After two and a half years under President Viktor Yanukovych and the Party of Regions, the overwhelming majority of Ukrainians are dissatisfied with the state the country’s economy is currently in and the direction it has been developing in. There has also been a significant drop in stability and social security with the general public increasingly feeling that the government has little interest in their problems… (more) http://ow.ly/1mwtEa

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Hungary intensifies its rhetoric against the IMF

OSW: Hungary intensifies its rhetoric against the IMF – On 6t September, the conservative daily newspaper Magyar Nemzet posted a list of the International M http://ow.ly/1mrGOd

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Russia’s military presence in the CIS: the partners are haggling

English: Commonwealth of Independent States map.

Commonwealth of Independent States map. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Agata Wierzbowska-Miazga, Center for Eastern Studies (OSW), August 22, 2012

In recent months, an increase in Russian activity aimed at maintaining its military presence in the CIS has been noted. On 20 August, the Russian Defence Minister Anatoly Serdyukov and his Ukrainian counterpart Dmytro Salamatin signed a protocol in Kyiv amending the agreement on the use of land for Russia’s NITKA military training ground in Crimea.Russia will make lease payments in the form of cash payments, and not (as it has done so far) in the form of spare parts for aircraft. Russia’s monopoly on use of the training ground will also be abolished; Ukraine wants to make it available to other countries (including China). Kyiv has also announced an increase in the fees for using the training ground (from US$700,000 to US$2 million)… (more)  http://ow.ly/1m751D

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Patriarch Cyril in Poland: the policy of the Orthodox Church and the policy of the Kremlin

Patriarch Kirill I, or Cyril I (Russian: Кирил...

Patriarch Kirill I, or Cyril I, born November 20, 1946, is a Russian Orthodox bishop who has been Patriarch of Moscow and All Rus and Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church since February 1, 2009. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Katarzyna Jarzyńska and Jadwiga RogożaCentre for Eastern Studies (OSW), August 22, 2012

On 16-19 August, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church (ROC), the Patriarch of Moscow and All-Russia, Cyril I, paid a visit to Poland. A key event during the visit was the signing of a Joint Message to the Polish and Russian Nations by Patriarch Cyril and the President of the Polish Bishops’ Synod, Archbishop Jozef Michalik, on 17 August at the Royal Castle in Warsawhttp://ow.ly/1m738l

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OSW: Romania trapped between the referendum and criticism from the EU

OSW: Romania trapped between the referendum and criticism from the EU http://ow.ly/1lE7DJ

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OSW: Georgian dilemmas – Between a strong state and democracy

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Rose Revolution: Demonstration at the Mayor’s Office, Freedom Square, Tbilisi (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Marek Matusiak, OSW, July 16, 2012
Since its ‘Rose Revolution‘ of 2003, Georgia has become the most spectacular example in the CIS of the export of a Western economic policy model: an example of success in building up efficient state structures, a state which was not broken by losing a war with Russia, and which still retains strong ties with the West. The strength of the Georgian state lies in its very determined ruling elite, which, thanks to considerable help from the US and the EU, has in a very short time completely reformed the state. At the same time, the ruling elite’s accretion of the state and the personalisation of its institutions has generated a number of problems. (more) http://ow.ly/1loGoS

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