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Presidential Elections in Moldova

On November 15, Moldova concluded only its fourth direct presidential elections since independence, in which the new President was elected from multiple candidates via a two-round system. Maia Sandu, a former World Bank economist and the Prime Minister of a short-lived 2019 coalition government between pro-EU and pro-Russian political parties, defeated incumbent President Igor Dodon …

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Russian Government Reshuffle

For the first time during his presidency, on 9 November 2020, Vladimir Putin dismissed four members of Mikhail Mishustin’s Cabinet: Alexander Novak, Minister of Energy, Yevgeny Ditrikh, Minister of Transport, Vladimir Yakushev, Minister of Construction, Housing and Utilities, and Dmitry Kobylkin, Minister for Natural Resources and the Environment. Igor Artemiev, who has headed the Federal …

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New Investment Policy Approaches in Russia

In early October, the Russian Government approved a number of Resolutions required for launching a new investment tool – Investment Protection and Promotion Agreements (‘IPPAs’ or ‘the Agreements’). The documents were adopted pursuant to the IPPA Law enacted on 1 April 2020. The Law has not so far been enforced because no approved agreement signing …

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Parliamentary Elections: Aftermath in Georgia

On October 31, Georgian voters went to the polls to elect the country’s new parliament for the upcoming legislative term. While the ruling Georgian Dream party (GD) emerged victorious and is on course to claim an all-out parliamentary majority, opposition parties – contradicting the largely positive assessments of international observers – have so far rejected …

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What Can International Investors Expect From the Change of Government?

On October 25, Lithuania held the second round of its parliamentary elections. 73 MPs were appointed in the first round on October 11th, with voters then electing the remaining 68 single district MPs to the Seimas, the country’s unicameral parliament, in round two. IGP member Kesarev, takes a deeper look at the election results, as …

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Three Political Hotspots in the Post-Soviet Space

Over recent months, three significant trouble spots have emerged in the post-Soviet space. In Belarus, the political crisis prompted by the disputed Presidential elections has continued for more than two months; in Nagorno-Karabakh, an unprecedented military escalation between Armenia and Azerbaijan started in late September and in Kyrgyzstan, the protests after the Parliamentary elections resulted in a quick power transfer …

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Kazakhstan Snapshot: Incentives for Investors after Covid-19

To respond to the ongoing crisis and stimulate a recovery the Kazakh Government employed a range of new and already-existed tax incentives. The idea is clear – to increase the country’s attractiveness for investors, both domestic and international. Kesarev tries to find the answer why some experts doubt that these measures would be enough to …

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What Next for Belarus? What can International Investors Expect Amidst the Political Crisis?

BELARUS IN TURMOIL The political crisis in Belarus shows no signs of abating. On the contrary, since the hotly-disputed and (as claimed by the EU, the US and others) fraudulent Presidential elections on August 9th, the opposition protests have continued to grow, both in volume and confidence. More than 200,000 people joined the largest ever …

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New Rules of the Game in Ukraine’s Renewable Energy Market

This week, on July 21, the Ukrainian Parliament (Verkhovna Rada) adopted the Law1 on the Improvement of Support Measures for the Production of Electricity from Alternative Energy Sources. The Law is the compromise outcome of long-running negotiations between the Government and international renewable energy investors in Ukraine, reached under the Energy Community Dispute Resolution and …

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Presidential Elections in Moldova

On November 15, Moldova concluded only its fourth direct presidential elections since independence, in which the new President was elected from multiple candidates via a

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Kesarev

Russian Government Reshuffle

For the first time during his presidency, on 9 November 2020, Vladimir Putin dismissed four members of Mikhail Mishustin’s Cabinet: Alexander Novak, Minister of Energy,

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Kesarev

New Investment Policy Approaches in Russia

In early October, the Russian Government approved a number of Resolutions required for launching a new investment tool – Investment Protection and Promotion Agreements (‘IPPAs’

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Parliamentary Elections: Aftermath in Georgia

On October 31, Georgian voters went to the polls to elect the country’s new parliament for the upcoming legislative term. While the ruling Georgian Dream

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Three Political Hotspots in the Post-Soviet Space

Over recent months, three significant trouble spots have emerged in the post-Soviet space. In Belarus, the political crisis prompted by the disputed Presidential elections has continued

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