Europe's East

What is the Interest of Kiev in Transnistria Regulation?

The subject of Transnistria regulation seems to return into the list of priorities of native Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Despite the scepsis of last months, related to indefiniteness around the candidate and the level of authorities of a future special representative to Ukraine on the issues of Transnistria regulation, and also the attempt of Russia and Germany to establish new grounds to discuss frozen conflicts (the role of Ukraine, choosing words carefully, is not clear), Kiev finally decided again to turn to the subject of Transnistria regulation. READ MORE

Komorowski wins Polish presidential election

By Sonia Phalnikar and Bartosz Dudek

Bronislaw Komorowski, the candidate of Poland's ruling pro-business Civic Platform party, has become the country's next president. Komorowski beat Jaroslaw Kaczynski by a margin of seven percent of the vote. READ MORE

Clinton Pledges U.S. Support For Georgia

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton issued a robust show of support for Georgia today by vowing to uphold its "territorial integrity" and voicing opposition to its inclusion in a Russian "sphere of influence." READ MORE

Commonness of Historic Destinies of Armenia and Poland Creates a Favorable Background for Close Cooperation Between the Two States

By Ashot Safaryan

The interview of Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Poland to Armenia Zdzisław Raczyński. READ MORE

Belgian EU presidency would support enlargement

Belgium will support the enlargement of the European Union to include Croatia, Iceland and Turkey during its forthcoming presidency of the bloc. READ MORE

Poland's Kaczynski stirs pride, anxiety before poll

Poland, Kaczynski, Komorowski

His core conservative supporters see Jaroslaw Kaczynski as an honest patriot who will champion Poland's national interests in the European Union and beyond if he wins Sunday's presidential election run-off. READ MORE

The EU needs a foreign policy doctrine

Today's world contains two declining global powers (Russia and the US) and two emerging ones (China and the EU). While China's rise is unstoppable, the EU must establish its own foreign policy doctrine, which in an interdependent world must be one of "inclusiveness" and soft power, writes Romanian MEP Adrian Severin, vice-president of the Socialists & Democrats group in the European Parliament, in an exclusive commentary. READ MORE

Leila Aliyeva: Azerbaijan could become a bridge between civilizations

Leila Aliyeva, head of the Russian office of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation and editor-in-chief of Baku magazine. READ MORE

Georgian Exit Polls Show Incumbent Ugulava Winning Reelection As Tbilisi Mayor

By Brian Whitmore

Polls have closed across Georgia in key local elections that are seen as the first test of the strength of President Mikheil Saakashvili's government since the disastrous August 2008 war with Russia. READ MORE

Ukraine and Moldova: Time to talk openly

By Alyona Getmanchuk

The Republic of Moldova is the smallest of Ukraine’s neighbors, yet the most roublesome as well. An undemarcated border, the frozen conflict in Transnistria, a Ukrainian community on both sides of the Dnister whose interests are not always defended, common challenges linked to neighboring Romania—all these prevent Kyiv from dropping Chisinau from its sights for any length of time. READ MORE