Anti-Hungarian Provocation: Polish Process, German Clue

Anti-Hungarian Provocation: Polish Process, German Clue

A trial of three Polish citizens accused of the arson attack on the Hungarian minority centre in the Ukrainian Zakarpattia has started in Cracow. This provocation was aimed to aggravate relations between Kiev and Budapest. Ukrainian authorities immediately suggested that Russian secret services might be responsible for the attack.

Putin-Connected Oligarch Wins Anticorruption Tender

Putin-Connected Oligarch Wins Anticorruption Tender

A decision to award a state grant to a company held by Arkady Rotenberg revealed corruption of Putin’s Russia, not to mention its dramatic lack of self-preservation instinct. Rotenberg, who is Putin’s friend, was offered lucrative contracts, including those to build gas pipelines to China and Germany, construct a bridge to Crimea and to prepare infrastructure for Winter Olympic Games.

Romania Will Support Poland in the Nord Stream 2 Issue

Romania Will Support Poland in the Nord Stream 2 Issue

One of the first decisions made by Romania after taking the half-year presidency over the European Union Council was the revision of the Gas Directive. Works on this directive may influence the Nord Stream 2 project aiming to connect Russia and Germany the construction of which Poland objects to.

Igor Dodon Surrounds Himself with Anti-EU Forces

Igor Dodon Surrounds Himself with Anti-EU Forces

On December 24, 2018, President Igor Dodon met with the representatives of the Union of Officers of Moldova (Romanian: Uniunea ofițerilor din Moldova), of which he has been a member since 2015 with the rank of reserve major. The organisation brings together former military members whose mission is to promote the idea of patriotism among young people in the spirit of traditions of the Soviet Union and Moldova.

Russian Disinformation: Chemical Provocation

Russian Disinformation: Chemical Provocation

The risk of the outbreak of a military conflict in Ukraine has increased recently. If an open war (less likely) or an armed incident similar to the one in the Kerch Strait (more likely) is to take place, Moscow needs to find a pretext, a very strong one indeed. One such pretext could certainly be the use of chemical weapons in Donbass.

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Russian Policy Towards the Arctic

Russian Policy Towards the Arctic

From Russia’s perspective, all ongoing climate changes “pave the way” for the development of shipping and profitable exploitation of energy resources in the Arctic region, though, due to the melting permafrost, they may pose a threat to the local land infrastructure.

Development of Defence Policy and Armaments Industry in the European Union

Development of Defence Policy and Armaments Industry in the European Union

The aim of the following report is to analyze the development of the EU’s common security and defence policy (CSDP) as well as Europe’s armaments industry. The study involves a geo-economic perspective, pointing out how economic instruments may facilitate achieving geopolitical goals.

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