- Daily Brief
- July 1, 2022
WHAT’S HAPPENING? On May 24, former Moldovan President Igor Dodon was detained and subsequently placed under house arrest on three
The Russian invasion of Ukraine has caused Germany to rethink its national defense strategy.
The suspension of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline’s operations on the eve of the Ukraine invasion may not have the intended impact.
Escalating disputes and conflicting visions between the EU and Hungary and Poland may result in a divisive future for EU politics and foreign policy.
As the Syrian civil war continues to de-escalate, European and Arab countries are beginning to normalize relations with the Assad regime while current US policy remains unchanged.
Snap elections would be the first for Romania since independence and would likely benefit far-right political forces.
MPs from Slovakia’s center-right Freedom and Solidarity party have called for the dismissal of Prosecutor General Maroš Žilinka after his office halted several major corruption cases using a controversial legal provision.
President Maia Sandu and her allies in parliament plan changes that could shift Moldova’s geopolitical balance toward the West.
Divisions within the ruling bloc in Montenegro’s parliament could threaten the country’s EU bid.
The DUP’s pact with the Conservatives, intended to reinforce their unionist position, has backfired.
Diplomatic measures, contradictory stances and domestic divisions could harm Czechia’s external ties.
The surprise victory of the independence-minded opposition will draw attention from Beijing and Washington.