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PO-PIS: The Polish Show
Politics

PO-PIS: The Polish Show

 Piotr Popeda explains reforms introduced by Poland’s new government and questions whether Western criticism is warranted Downtown Warsaw  On the 25th of October 2015, Poland held parliamentary elections. After 8 years of uninterrupted government of the Civic Platform (PO) and the Polish People’s Party (PSL), the conservative party, Law and Justice (PIS) with its frontman, Jarosław Kaczyński and … Continue reading

Russia’s strategic culture or What are the odds of anything happening?
Development / Politics

Russia’s strategic culture or What are the odds of anything happening?

 Russia’s strategic culture  Or: What are the odds of anything happening? Eastern Europe has been the center of attention on security for 15 months. Since events in Ukraine started unfolding rapidly and tensions began rising between Russia and NATO, not to mention diplomatic ties being shaken with the European Union, more publications started speculating on … Continue reading

“The Nord Stream knot” or CEE’s Sisyphean task
Development / Economics

“The Nord Stream knot” or CEE’s Sisyphean task

Piotr Popęda analyses the subtle conflict in the energy sphere between Poland and the Baltic countries versus Russia and Germany. He raises questions about the controversial judgment passed in Hamburg and how the German lawsuit affects European geopolitics and solidarity. “The Nord Stream knot” or CEE’s Sisyphean task In 2006, the Russian company Gazprom and German companies … Continue reading

Romania’s Marshall Plan for Moldova’s economic doldrums
Development / Economics / Politics

Romania’s Marshall Plan for Moldova’s economic doldrums

Romania’s Marshall Plan for Moldova’s doldrums: quixotic crusade or methodic initiative? Dadiana Chiran contends that Romanian assistance might be the key to Moldova’s economic issues. The latter, a country which lost one billion dollars from its national budget, is in need of solidarity and support from its EU neighbour  December 1st marks the glorious unification … Continue reading

Art of Revolution vs Revolution in Art: the history of Belarusian avant-garde
Culture

Art of Revolution vs Revolution in Art: the history of Belarusian avant-garde

What is Belarus? A small state bordering Poland, Latvia, Lithuania, Ukraine and Russia, known mostly for its president and its Nobel laureate (both the only ones in the country’s sovereign history). Not quite an exhaustive description, but at least we are sure that this is a country. At the beginning of the 20th Century, the … Continue reading