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Section: The Centre for Eastern Studies (Poland)

      Zelenskiy: Anatomy of a success
      Apr04

      Zelenskiy: Anatomy of a success

      The political situation in Ukraine since the ‘revolution of dignity’ and the Russian aggression has created a specific social context in which the public’s perception of the traditional politicians has started to deteriorate dramatically. The revolution awakened high public expectations of comprehensive reforms to the state, a new...

      Election in Ukraine: Zelenskiy is closer to the presidency
      Apr02

      Election in Ukraine: Zelenskiy is closer to the presidency

      The first round of the presidential elections was held on 31 March in Ukraine. The results of exit polls conducted by both TV stations and a consortium of public opinion research centres (the so-called ‘national exit poll’) indicated that the first round had been won by the comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy, while the incumbent president Petro...

      Turkey: accelerating the diversification of gas supply sources
      Mar29

      Turkey: accelerating the diversification of gas supply sources

      A rapid change in the structure of gas imports by Turkey has been visible since the beginning of 2019. According to estimates from the ICIS energy market information provider, in the first two months of this year Turkey bought almost the same number of LNG cargoes as it did in the whole of 2018, and is continuing to buy more on the spot market....

      Pre-election gambit: Gazprom’s offer to Ukraine
      Mar28

      Pre-election gambit: Gazprom’s offer to Ukraine

      On 22 March a meeting took place in Moscow between the Russian prime minister Dmitri Medvedev and the chairman of Gazprom Aleksei Miller and the pro-Russian Ukrainian politicians Viktor Medvedchuk and Yuri Boyko (the latter is a candidate in the presidential elections in Ukraine. The Russian side declared its readiness to sign a new contract for...

      Serving politics. Television’s role in Ukraine’s presidential election
      Mar08

      Serving politics. Television’s role in Ukraine’s presidential election

      Television plays a major role in the formation of public opinion in Ukraine. For 85% of the population, it represents their main source of information. By providing information about candidates in an election, their manifestos, and events surrounding election campaigns, television stations have a fundamental impact on the popularity of individual...

      Hungary’s response to the offer to improve US-Hungarian relations
      Feb14

      Hungary’s response to the offer to improve US-Hungarian relations

      On 11 February, the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo travelled to Budapest as part of his trip to Europe. This was the first visit of a US Secretary of State to Hungary since 2011. Pompeo met with Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, the minister of Foreign Affairs and the minister of Defence. The main subjects of the talks were Hungarian-US relations,...

      Everything is possible: Ukraine two months before the presidential election
      Feb07

      Everything is possible: Ukraine two months before the presidential election

      4 February was the deadline for candidates in the presidential elections scheduled for 31 March to submit their applications to the Central Election Commission. The three favourites are: comedian and television producer Volodymyr Zelenskiy, former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, and the incumbent president Petro Poroshenko. …read more...

      A ‘last-minute’ transit contract? Russia-Ukraine-EU gas talks
      Feb06

      A ‘last-minute’ transit contract? Russia-Ukraine-EU gas talks

      On 21 January another round of trilateral gas talks between Russia, Ukraine and the European Union was held in Brussels. This meeting mainly concerned the new Russian-Ukrainian transit contract; the transit contract currently in force between Gazprom and Naftogaz will expire as of 1 January 2020. During the meeting, European Commission...

      Zelenskiy: a comedian joins the race for the presidency of Ukraine
      Jan10

      Zelenskiy: a comedian joins the race for the presidency of Ukraine

      30 December 2018 saw the official launch of the campaign for Ukraine’s presidential elections scheduled for 31 March. Candidates can submit their documents to the Central Electoral Commission by 4 February. So far, several candidates have publicly announced their intention to run for the highest office in the land, including Volodymyr...

      NATO‘s Northeast Quartet: Prospects and Opportunities for Baltic-Polish Defence Cooperation
      Dec11

      NATO‘s Northeast Quartet: Prospects and Opportunities for Baltic-Polish Defence Cooperation

      For quite some time, territorial defence seemed to be an obsolete need, a leftover from the Cold War era. However, Russia’s overt and covert uses of military force—against Georgia in 2008 and against Ukraine since 2014—have profoundly altered the security environment and threat perceptions in the region and, indeed, across the entire...

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