The Europe Studies at the National Institute of Advanced Studies is an academic initiative within the Programme on Science, Technology and International Relations. This is a part of the Institute’s endeavour to build area studies within NIAS.

NIAS Europe Studies aims to monitor, record, and analyze the daily developments across Europe as short briefs, focused commentaries, and critical essays. The scope of NIAS Europe Studies includes reviewing contemporary geopolitics, security, human rights, climate change, as well as science and technology issues across Europe. Internal politics, democratic dividends and protests movements, trans-Atlantic alliances, regional integration, and the role of external actors such as China are a few niche areas of critical focus.

NIAS Europe Studies also aims to build capacity amongst young scholars researching on Europe. It organizes expert lectures on Europe, and regular discussions on Europe for young scholars. In the long run, it aims to build a network of institutions and scholars researching on Europe within India.

As a part of its research output, in collaboration with the India office of the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, NIAS Europe Studies publishes a monthly dispatch - Europe Monitor

Europe Monitor

NIAS Monthly on Contemporary Europe
Published by NIAS Europe Studies in collaboration with KAS-India Office

Analysis

NIAS Europe Studies
UK’s new push to promote economic growth and stability: Three Takeaways

November 2022 | CWA # 849

Madhura Mahesh

NIAS Europe Studies
Energy Charter Treaty: Three reasons for EU member states exit

November 2022 | CWA # 846

Sai Pranav

Interview with Ambassador Pankaj Saran | War in Ukraine
What next for Russia, Ukraine, Europe, South Asia & India, and China

November 2022 | CWA # 845

Harini Madhusudan, Rishma Banerjee, Padmashree Anandhan, Ashwin Immanuel Dhanabalan, and Avishka Ashok

NIAS Europe Studies
The UK: Domestic, regional and global challenges to the new Prime Minister

November 2022 | CWA # 844

Sourina Bej

NIAS Europe Studies
UNGA 77: Who said what from Europe?

November 2022 | CWA # 843

Padmashree Anandhan and Rishma Banerjee

NIAS Europe Studies
The Ukraine Conflict: What does it mean for Eastern Europe? Where does India stand?

November 2022 | CWA # 842

Mathew Sonu Simon

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About the team

Emmanuel Selva Royan

Mr Emmanuel is a Research Assistant at the National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore. As part of the NIAS Europe Studies, As a part of the Europe Studies program, he looks into developments of the Baltic states, Southern European countries, and follows developments in the Ukraine war. His larger research interests include climate change, maritime and sustainable development.

Padmashree Anandhan

Ms Anandhan is a Project Associate at the National Institute of Advanced Studies. As part of the NIAS Europe Studies, her research focuses on issues relating to politics, protests, Brexit, economy, maritime and NATO' operations in the Western Europe and Scandinavian countries. Her larger research interest includes studying peace, conflict and global initiatives taken towards the ocean in Europe.

Rishma Banerjee

Ms Banerjee is a Research Assistant at the NIAS Europe Studies under the Area Studies initiative at the National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore. Her research interests are in conflict and the geopolitics in the Eastern Europe. Currently she is tracing the war in Ukraine.

Sai Pranav

Mr Pranav is an undergraduate scholar from the Department of History at Kristu Jayanti Autonomous College, Bengaluru. He is currently a Research Scholar at the National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bengaluru. His research interests include the history of Europe, energy, and European conflicts.

Sourina Bej

Ms Bej is a doctoral candidate and KAS-EIZ scholarship holder at the University of Bonn. Her research for the Europe Studies at NIAS includes studying political populism, protest movements, migration and social inclusion, and religious extremism in Western Europe. Her research interest also includes understanding the socio-political conflicts in post-BREXIT Europe. She is currently working on a commentary on the lone acts of terror and radicalisation in Western Europe.

Daily Briefs

23 November 2022, Wednesday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #365

War in Ukraine: Day 272 | Novorssiysk port threat to challenge Russian Black Sea Coast says UK

Defence Cooperation between Norway, Sweden and Finland; Budget for European Space Agency increased; Italy's Prime Minister releases the new budget

Photo : American Journal of Transportation


War in Ukraine: Day 272
By Sai Pranav

War on the Ground
On 22 November, Ukraine’s Economy Minister and First Deputy Prime Minister, Yulia Svyridenko, announced sanctions on 3000 Russians linked to its military industry at the Interdepartmental Working Group (IWG) meeting on the State Sanctions Policy. The sanctions are placed on 3000 individuals and legal entities of the Russian military sector and its suppliers. The sanctions would have to be approved by the National Security and Defence Council and Ukraine’s President, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, to be implemented. On 19 October, Ukraine sanctioned 2,507 individuals and 1,374 legal entities, including Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, founder of the Wagner mercenary group, Yevgeny Prigozhin, and other Russian oligarchs.  

On 22 November, Ukraine’s Energy Minister, Herman Galushchenko, met virtually with France’s Energy Transition Minister, Agnes Panier-Runachet. Galushchenko thanked Panier-Runachet for France’s humanitarian aid by supplying 73 tons of materials and equipment to Ukraine’s energy sector. France pledged to help Ukraine with its energy restoration following Russia’s shelling of Ukraine’s critical energy infrastructures. Galushchenko and Panier-Runachet emphasized the need to demilitarize and de-occupation of the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant and IAEA’s monitoring mission. Both Energy Ministers agreed on sending representatives from energy companies from France to provide operational assistance to Ukraine’s energy sector. 

The Moscow View
Claims by Russia

On 22 November, TASS reported on Gazprom’s comments holding Europe responsible for destabilizing the global LNG market. The European energy demand also led suppliers to redirect LNG export to Europe, eroding Asia of its LNG supply. Gazprom also criticized the US for failing to increase shale gas production during the 2022 energy crisis, missing a favourable market situation.

On 21 November, Russia’s embassy in Washington stated that the US has been enabling neo-Nazis in Ukraine following the US Ambassador-at-Large for Global Criminal Justice, Beth Van Schaack’s response to the video of the execution of Russian prisoners of war by the Ukrainian troops. Van Schaack said: “when we’re looking at the sheer scale of criminality exhibited by Russian forces, it’s enormous compared to the allegations that we have seen against Ukrainian forces.”

The West View
Responses from the US and Europe 

On 22 November, the European Commission President, Ursula von der Leyen, announced in her tweet that the Commission would allocate EUR 2.5 billion to Ukraine for repairs and fast recovery from the Russian shelling. The funds are also provided for the reconstruction of Ukraine after the war. The Commission has pledged EUR 18 billion to be provided to Ukraine for 2023, with the funds distributed regularly.

On 22 November, the UK’s Defence Ministry in its intelligence update reported that Russia’s Black Sea Fleet is concerned about its amphibious landing ship flotilla following an attack on an oil terminal in Novorssiysk port, near the fleet’s base. The fleet is responsible for supplying materials and resources to Russian soldiers in Crimea since the Kerch Bridge was damaged. The attack on the Novorssiyk port will undermine Russia’s already declining maritime influence in the Black Sea. 

On 21 November, Reuters reported that the US army had increased its pace in acquiring weapons following the depletion of arms by supplying them to Ukraine. The defence contract backlogs are looked into quickly to restock the US weaponry. The US had provided Ukraine with weapons worth USD 17.9 billion since the start of the war on 24 February. The US Army has spent USD 2.6 billion to replenish the US arms supply by using the special Presidential Drawdown Authority (PDA), which allows quick arms transfer without the consent of Congress in times of emergency. Lockheed Martin group received USD 477 million contract to restock the US weaponry.

On 21 November, Telegraph.co.uk the UK provided Ukraine with its advanced model of the laser-guided Brimstone missile. The Royal Air Force supplied Brimstone 2 missile to the Ukrainian air force to counterattack Russian troops. The new Brimstone missiles exceed the target range better than the previous model. The Brimstone 2 costs around GBP 175 hundred and has the capability to hit moving vehicles. It can also select a particular target that can be programmed into the equipment. It uses laser technology to hit the target successfully.

The Global Fallouts
Implications of the Ukraine war

On 22 November, in his address at a plenary session of the State Duma, Cuba’s President, Miguel Diaz-Canel, condemned the West’s sanctions against Russia. During his visit to Moscow, Diaz-Canel said that the US and NATO’s aggressive policies were responsible for the war in Ukraine. He condemned the role of sanctions in escalating the Ukrainian war and said that he favoured the negotiated solution to the war.

On 22 November, Japan’s government approved extending Emergency Grant Aid of USD 2.57 million to help Ukraine's electrical needs through winter. The aid will be implemented through the Office of the UNHCR. Generators and solar lanterns will be provided to Ukraine through aid.
 

References
FOR INVOLVEMENT IN THE MURDERS OF UKRAINIANS: NEW SANCTIONS HAVE BEEN PREPARED AGAINST 3,000 MEMBERS OF THE RUSSIAN MILITARY INDUSTRY,” me.gov.ua, 22 November 2022
Herman Galushchenko and the Minister of Energy Transition of France Agnes Panier-Runache discussed the needs of the energy sector of Ukraine and the situation at the NPP,” kmu.gov.ua, 22 November 2022
Europe destabilized global LNG market — Gazprom,” TASS, 22 November 2022
Moscow condemns US reaction to execution of Russian POWs,” RT, 22 November 2022
Ursula von der Leyen, “The @EU_Commission is disbursing a further €2.5 billion for Ukraine.,” Twitter, 22 November 2022
The UK Ministry of Defence, “Latest Defence Intelligence update on the situation in Ukraine - 22 November 2022,” Twitter, 22 November 2022
Mike Stone, “U.S. Army's weapons contract reviews accelerate to replace Ukraine aid,” Reuters, 22 November 2022
Dominic Nicholls, “Britain’s Brimstone missiles primed to make Russian soldiers' lives hell,” Telegraph.co.uk, 21 November 2022
Cuba condemns Western sanctions against Russia, says president,” TASS, 22 November 2022
Emergency Grant Aid for winterization assistance in Ukraine,” mofa.go.jp, 22 November 2022


IN BRIEF
By Madhura S Mahesh

ITALY
Meloni government introduces EUR 35 million spending cuts and tax raises in new budget 
On 22 November, Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni signed the new budget which entails a EUR 35 billion spending plan and fiscal policies that intend to “...avoid a collision course with Brussels.” Meloni said that the increased spending plan  would encourage a faster recovery in the current quarter and the first quarter of the next year. The proposed budget will now be scrutinised by the Parliament who has to approve it before January 2023. With an extension of the single tax rate of 15 per cent from an annual income of EUR 65,000 to EUR 85,000 and cutting VAT on necessities by half, she has also prioritised the capping of increasing energy prices and providing a “citizen’s income” poverty relief scheme as part of the plans. Meloni said: "I consider it a courageous and coherent budget, courageous in the sense that it bets on the future." The opposition has criticised the budget for its inadequacy to combat inflation and added that the tax cuts will hit the poor the hardest calling it “inhuman.” (“Italy PM Meloni's new budget proposal more EU-friendly than expected,” Euronews, 22 November 2022; “Italy's Meloni hails "courageous" budget, opposition plans protests,” Reuters, 22 November 2023)
 
REGIONAL
European Parliament introduces new policies for infrastructure protection
On 22 November, the European Parliament passed new policies addressing essential infrastructure protection. It was agreed by the European Council to increase the protection of essential infrastructure. The policy includes cross-border communication, new national resilience strategies and increased transparency between critical actors and national authorities. It will be applicable to 11 essential sectors such as energy, transport, banking, financial market infrastructure, digital infrastructure, drinking water and wastewater, food, health, public administration, and space. (“MEPs approve new rules to protect essential infrastructure,” europarl.europa.eu, 22 November 2022)
 
European parliament decision to increase funds for ESA raises concern
On 22 November, the European Parliament increased funding for space by 25 per cent over the next three years. The European Space Agency (ESA) submitted a request to increase its budget from EUR 14.5 billion to EUR 18.5 billion for 2023-2025. This request was made to keep Europe in the Space sector amid increasing investments by the US and China. Currently, France, Germany and the UK launching small launchers have voiced complaints about the expensive materials acquired by the ESA to build small launchers. The increase in funding will ensure that the materials are acquired at a sustainable price and improve the scope of space technology in Europe. (“Europe ministers tackle sharp increase in space funding,” Reuters, 23 November 2022)
 
Finland, Norway and Sweden sign agreement to increase defence cooperation
On 22 November, the Defence Ministers of Finland, Norway and Sweden signed a trilateral defence cooperation agreement. This new trilateral Statement of Intent (SOI) aims to increase defence cooperation between the three countries and boost operations planning in Finland, Sweden and Norway. The SOI supports other agreements between Nordic countries such as the Nordic defence cooperation (NORDEFCO). The agreement outlines four points of cooperation which are, first conducting discussions and exercises based on common security concerns and national requirements. Second, discuss national operations plans between Finland, Norway and Sweden in common areas of concern. Third, undertake common operations planning in areas of mutual interest and fourth hold combined or coordinated military operations. (“Defence Ministers of Finland, Norway and Sweden signed an updated trilateral Statement of Intent,” defmin.fi, 22 November 2022)
 
INTERNATIONAL
German to withdraw troops part of the MINUSMA mission from Mali
On 22 November, Germany announced that it will be withdrawing troops stationed in Mali as a part of the MINUSMA mission. German government spokesperson Steffen Hebestreit said the government will ask the parliament to extend German troops’ presence in Mali till May 2024 to “..bring this mission to a structured end after 10 years.” Germany has been a part of the MINUSMA mission since 2013 and has deployed 1,400 troops to Mali as part of the mission. Germany is the next to announce its withdrawal after the UK and Ivory Coast as tensions rise between the UN and Mali’s military leaders. (“Germany to withdraw troops from UN Mali mission by May 2024,” Al Jazeera, 22 November 2022)


Other Daily Briefs

17 November 2022, Thursday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #360

Slovenia Presidential Election: Four Issues | War in Ukraine: Day 266


16 November 2022, Wednesday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #359

War in Ukraine: Day 265


11 November 2022, Friday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #355

War in Ukraine: Day 260 | US, UK, Spain vow to send air defence systems to Ukraine


29 October 2022, Saturday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #344

Missile systems in Ukraine war: A profile | War in Ukraine: Day 247


28 October 2022, Friday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #343

War in Ukraine: Day 246 | Shahed drones launched from Belarus into Ukraine


27 October 2022, Thursday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #342

War in Ukraine: Day 245 | Russia's holds nuclear and missile exercise


26 October 2022, Wednesday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #341

Finland and the Nordic border barriers | War in Ukraine: Day 244


22 October 2022, Saturday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #339

War in Ukraine: Day 240 | Ukraine captures back 88 settlements in Kherson


20 October 2022, Thursday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #337

War in Ukraine: Day 238 | Russia's President Vladimir Putin declares martial law


13 October 2022, Thursday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #331

War in Ukraine: Day 231 | Germany to deliver IRIS-T air defence system to Ukraine


12 October 2022, Wednesday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #330

War in Ukraine: Day 230 | IMF warns of slow global economic growth in 2023


11 October 2022, Tuesday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #329

War in Ukraine: Day 229 | Belarus and Russia to launch a joint force unit


10 October 2022, Monday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #328

War in Ukraine: Day 227 & 228


08 October 2022, Saturday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #327

Latvia Elections 2022: Three takeaways | War in Ukraine: Day 226


06 October 2022, Thursday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #325

War in Ukraine: Day 224 | EU member states approve energy price cap on Russia


05 October 2022, Wednesday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #324

UK Growth Plan: Objectives and reactions | War in Ukraine: Day 223


04 October 2022, Tuesday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #323

War in Ukraine: Day 222


03 October 2022, Monday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #322

War in Ukraine: Day 220 & 221


30 September 2022, Friday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #320

Albania Cyberattacks: State and regional response | War in Ukraine: Day 218


29 September 2022, Thursday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #319

Italy’s far-right wins 2022 Elections: Result analysis | War in Ukraine: Day 217


28 September 2022, Wednesday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #318

War in Ukraine: Day 216


27 September 2022, Tuesday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #317

UNGA 77: Who said what from Europe? | War in Ukraine: Day 215


26 September 2022, Monday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #316

War in Ukraine: Day 213 & 214


24 September 2022, Saturday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #315

War in Ukraine: Day 212


22 September 2022, Thursday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #313

War in Ukraine: Day 210


21 September 2022, Wednesday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #312

Feedback reports on EU’s food waste: Three takeaways | War in Ukraine: Day 209


17 September 2022, Saturday| NIAS Europe Daily Brief #309

War in Ukraine: Day 205


15 September 2022, Thursday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #307

Ursula's State of the Union address: Three takeaways | War in Ukraine: Day 203


14 September 2022, Wednesday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #306

War in Ukraine: Day 202


13 September 2022, Tuesday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #305

War in Ukraine: Day 201


10 September 2022, Saturday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #303

War in Ukraine: Day 198


09 September 2022, Friday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #302

Queen Elizabeth: End of an era | War in Ukraine: Day 197


08 September 2022, Thursday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #301

Russia and Eastern Economic Forum 2022: A sturdy Far East | War in Ukraine: Day 196


07 September 2022, Wednesday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #300

War in Ukraine: Day 195


01 September 2022, Thursday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #295

War in Ukraine: Day 189


31 August 2022, Wednesday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #294

War in Ukraine: Day 188


30 August 2022, Tuesday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #293

War in Ukraine: Day 187


29 August 2022, Monday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #292

War in Ukraine: Day 185 & 186


26 August 2022, Friday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #290

War in Ukraine: Day 183


22 August 2022, Monday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #286

War in Ukraine: Day 178 & 179


20 August 2022, Saturday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #285

War in Ukraine: Day 177


19 August 2022, Friday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #284

EU member states impose visa ban on Russians | War in Ukraine: Day 176


18 August 2022, Thursday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #283

War in Ukraine: Day 175


17 August 2022, Wednesday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #282

War in Ukraine: Day 174


16 August 2022, Tuesday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #281

War in Ukraine: Day 173


15 August 2022, Monday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #280

War in Ukraine: Day 171 & 172


13 August 2022, Saturday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #279

War in Ukraine: Day 170


12 August 2022, Friday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #278

War in Ukraine: Day 169


11 August 2022, Thursday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #277

War in Ukraine: Day 168


10 August 2022, Wednesday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #276

War in Ukraine: Day 167


09 August 2022, Tuesday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #275

War in Ukraine: Day 166


08 August 2022, Monday| NIAS Europe Daily Brief #274

War in Ukraine: Day 164 & 165


06 August 2022, Saturday| NIAS Europe Daily Brief #273

War in Ukraine: Day 163


05 August 2022, Friday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #272

War in Ukraine: Day 162


03 August 2022, Wednesday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #270

Tensions in Kosovo-Serbia border: Three issues | War in Ukraine: Day 160


30 July 2022, Saturday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #268

War in Ukraine: Day 155 | Blame game over Olenivka POW attacks


28 July 2022, Thursday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #265

Italy's migration crisis | War in Ukraine: Day 154


27 July 2022, Wednesday| NIAS Europe Daily Brief #264

War in Ukraine: Day 153 | Value of Russian ruble falls


25 July 2022, Monday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #262

War in Ukraine: Day 150 & 151


21 July 2022, Thursday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #259

Estonia: New coalition after collapse | War in Ukraine: Day 147


20 July 2022, Wednesday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #258

War in Ukraine: Day 146


19 July 2022, Tuesday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #257

War in Ukraine: Day 145


18 July 2022, Monday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #256

War in Ukraine: Day 143 & 144


16 July 2022, Saturday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #255

EU’s Digital Services Act: Three takeaways | War in Ukraine: Day 142


15 July 2022, Friday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #254

Eurozone inflation: Three reasons | War in Ukraine: Day 141


14 July 2022, Thursday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #253

Italy’s drought condition | War in Ukraine: Day 140


12 July 2022, Tuesday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #251

Protests in North Macedonia: Three reasons | War in Ukraine: Day 138


07 July 2022, Thursday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #246

Political crisis in the UK: Four issues | War in Ukraine: Day 133


05 July 2022, Tuesday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #245

War in Ukraine: Day 131


02 July 2022, Saturday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #243

War in Ukraine: Day 128


25 June 2022, Saturday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #237

Bulgaria: Government loses no-confidence motion | War in Ukraine: Day 121


23 June 2022, Thursday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #235

EU’s strategies countering rising inflation | War in Ukraine: Day 119


22 June 2022, Wednesday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #234

French Parliamentary elections: Three issues | War in Ukraine: Day 118


21 June 2022, Tuesday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #233

War in Ukraine: Day 117


20 June 2022, Monday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #232

War in Ukraine: Day 115 & 116


18 June 2022, Saturday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #231

Poland and the EU’s COVID-19 aid impasse ends | War in Ukraine: Day 114


16 June 2022, Wednesday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #229

War in Ukraine: Day 112


15 June 2022, Wednesday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #228

UK’s propose new provisions to alter the Northern Ireland Protocol


14 June 2022, Tuesday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #227

Turkey’s persisting problems with Sweden and Finland joining the NATO


13 June 2022, Monday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #226

Ukraine faces an ammunition shortage as the battle for the Donbas rages


11 June 2022, Saturday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #225

War in Ukraine: Day 107


10 June 2022, Friday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #224

Sievierodonetsk: The bastion of the east


08 June 2022, Wednesday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #222

War in Ukraine: Day 104


06 June 2022, Monday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #220

Bulgaria’s and Croatia’s accession into the Eurozone


04 June 2022, Saturday | #219

NIAS Europe Daily Brief


02 June 2022, Wednesday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #217

War in Ukraine: Day 98


01 June 2022, Wednesday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #216

Baltic States push towards Natoization of Baltic Sea: Implications for Russia 


31 May 2022, Tuesday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #215

War in Ukraine: Day 96


30 May 2022, Monday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #214

War in Ukraine: Day 94 & 95


27 May 2022, Thursday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #212

War in Ukraine: Day 92


23 May 2022, Monday| NIAS Europe Daily Brief #208

War in Ukraine: Day 87 & 88


21 May 2022, Saturday| NIAS Europe Daily Brief #207

War in Ukraine: Day 86


19 May 2022, Thursday| NIAS Europe Daily Brief #205

War in Ukraine: Day 84


18 May 2022, Wednesday| NIAS Europe Daily Brief #204

War in Ukraine: Day 83


16 May 2022, Monday| NIAS Europe Daily Brief #202

War in Ukraine: Day 80 & 81


12 May 2022, Wednesday| NIAS Europe Daily Brief #198

War in Ukraine: Day 77


11 May 2022, Wednesday| NIAS Europe Daily Brief #198

Putin's Victory Day speech: Three Takeaways | War in Ukraine: Day 76


10 May 2022, Tuesday| NIAS Europe Daily Brief #197

War in Ukraine: Day 75


09 May 2022, Monday| NIAS Europe Daily Brief #196

War in Ukraine: Day 73 & 74


07 May 2022, Saturday| NIAS Europe Daily Brief #195

War in Ukraine: Day 72


06 May 2022, Friday| NIAS Europe Daily Brief #194

War in Ukraine: Day 71


05 May 2022, Thursday| NIAS Europe Daily Brief #193

War in Ukraine: Day 70


04 May 2022, Wednesday| NIAS Europe Daily Brief #192

War in Ukraine: Day 69


03 May 2022, Tuesday| NIAS Europe Daily Brief #191

War in Ukraine: Day 68


02 May 2022, Monday| NIAS Europe Daily Brief #190

War in Ukraine: Day 66 & 67


30 April 2022, Saturday| NIAS Europe Daily Brief #189

War in Ukraine: Day 65


29 April 2022, Friday| NIAS Europe Daily Brief #188

War in Ukraine: Day 64


28 April 2022, Thursday| NIAS Europe Daily Brief #187

War in Ukraine: Day 63


27 April 2022, Wednesday| NIAS Europe Daily Brief #186

War in Ukraine: Day 62


26 April 2022, Tuesday| NIAS Europe Daily Brief #185

War in Ukraine: Day 61


25 April 2022, Monday| NIAS Europe Daily Brief #184

War in Ukraine: Day 59 & 60


23 April 2022, Saturday| NIAS Europe Daily Brief #183

War in Ukraine: Day 58


22 April 2022, Friday| NIAS Europe Daily Brief #182

War in Ukraine: Day 57


21 April 2022, Thursday| NIAS Europe Daily Brief #181

War in Ukraine: Day 56


20 April 2022, Wednesday| NIAS Europe Daily Brief #180

War in Ukraine: Day 55


19 April 2022, Tuesday| NIAS Europe Daily Brief #179

War in Ukraine: Day 54


18 April 2022, Monday| NIAS Europe Daily Brief #178

War in Ukraine: Day 52 & 53


16 April 2022, Saturday| NIAS Europe Daily Brief #177

War in Ukraine: Day 51


15 April 2022, Friday| NIAS Europe Daily Brief #176

War in Ukraine: Day 50


14 April 2022, Thursday| NIAS Europe Daily Brief #175

War in Ukraine: Day 49


13 April 2022, Wednesday| NIAS Europe Daily Brief #174

War in Ukraine: Day 48


12 April 2022, Tuesday| NIAS Europe Daily Brief #173

War in Ukraine: Day 47


11 April 2022, Monday| NIAS Europe Daily Brief #172

War in Ukraine: Day 45 & 46


09 April 2022, Saturday| NIAS Europe Daily Brief #171

War in Ukraine: Day 44


08 April 2022, Friday| NIAS Europe Daily Brief #170

War in Ukraine: Day 43


07 April 2022, Thursday| NIAS Europe Daily Brief #169

War in Ukraine: Day 42


06 April 2022, Wednesday| NIAS Europe Daily Brief #168

War in Ukraine: Day 41


05 April 2022, Tuesday| NIAS Europe Daily Brief #167

War in Ukraine: Day 40


04 April 2022, Monday| NIAS Europe Daily Brief #166

War in Ukraine: Day 38 & 39


02 April 2022, Saturday| NIAS Europe Daily Brief #165

War in Ukraine: Day 37


01 April 2022, Friday| NIAS Europe Daily Brief #164

War in Ukraine: Day 36


31 March 2022, Thursday| NIAS Europe Daily Brief #163

War in Ukraine: Day 35


30 March 2022, Wednesday| NIAS Europe Daily Brief #162

War in Ukraine: Day 34


29 March 2022, Tuesday| NIAS Europe Daily Brief #161

War in Ukraine: Day 33


28 March 2022, Monday| NIAS Europe Daily Brief #160

War in Ukraine: Day 31 & 32


26 March 2022, Saturday| NIAS Europe Daily Brief #159

War in Ukraine: Day 30


25 March 2022, Friday| NIAS Europe Daily Brief #158

War in Ukraine: Day 29


24 March 2022, Thursday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #157

War in Ukraine: Day 28


23 March 2022, Wednesday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #156

War in Ukraine: Day 27


22 March 2022, Tuesday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #155

War in Ukraine: Day 26


21 March 2022, Monday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #154

War in Ukraine: Day 25


19 March 2022, Saturday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #153

War in Ukraine: Day 24


18 March 2022, Friday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #152

War in Ukraine: Day 23


17 March 2022, Thursday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #151

War in Ukraine: Day 22


16 March 2022, Wednesday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #150

War in Ukraine: Day 21


15 March 2022, Tuesday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #149

War in Ukraine: Day 20


14 March 2022, Monday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #148

War in Ukraine: Day 18 & 19


12 March 2022, Saturday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #147

War in Ukraine: Day 17


11 March 2022, Friday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #146

War in Ukraine: Day 16


10 March 2022, Thursday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #145

War in Ukraine: Day 15


09 March 2022, Wednesday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #144

War in Ukraine: Day 14


08 March 2022, Tuesday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #143

War in Ukraine: Day 13


07 March 2022, Monday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #142

War in Ukraine: Day 12


05 March 2022, Saturday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #141

Presidential Elections 2022: Zemmour guilty of copyright infringement


04 March 2022, Friday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #140

Top five developments in Ukraine – Day nine of conflict


03 March 2022, Thursday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #139

Top five developments in Ukraine – Day eight of conflict


02 March 2022, Wednesday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #138

UK sanctions Belarus Defense Ministry for engaging with Russia


01 March 2022, Tuesday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #137

Putin calls on Russian army to ready nuclear forces for “combat service”


28 February 2022, Monday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #136

President Zelenskyy appeals to accede into the EU


26 February 2022, Saturday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #135

Cyber attacks in Ukraine: Four lessons


25 February 2022, Friday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #134

President Zelenskyy announces general mobilization


24 February 2022, Thursday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #133

Ukraine approves 30-day state of emergency


23 February 2022, Wednesday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #132

Russia hit by international sanctions after recognizing Ukrainian separatist regions


22 February 2022, Tuesday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #131

EU leaders discuss tensions in Bosnia


21 February 2022, Monday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #130

PM Johnson speculates a Russian invasion of Ukraine


19 February 2022, Saturday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #129

EU and African Union leaders meet in Brussel


18 February 2022, Friday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #128

Ukraine: Kyiv in talks with Washington over potential SDRs from IMF


17 February 2022, Thursday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #127

EU to discuss tensions in Ukraine


16 February 2022, Wednesday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #126

Slovakia’s defense agreement with the US: Three reasons why people are protesting


15 February 2022, Tuesday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #125

Besides Ukraine, the Baltic is also apprehensive of Russia. Four reasons why


14 February 2022, Monday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #124

The One Ocean Summit 2022: EU’s pledges and Four takeaways


12 February 2022, Saturday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #123

The Normandy format: A profile


11 February 2022, Friday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #122

Poland and China: President Duda’s meeting with Xi


10 February 2022, Thursday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #121

Maastricht Treaty: Thirty years after


09 February 2022, Wednesday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #120

Italy: Return of President Mattarella. Short term stability, long term challenges


08 February 2022, Tuesday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #119

Northern Ireland and Bloody Sunday: 50 years later


07 February 2022, Monday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #118

Northern Ireland: Challenges post the resignation of the First Minister


05 February 2022, Saturday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #117

Germany’s hike in inflation rate: What does it mean for the Eurozone?


03 February 2022, Thursday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #115

The Minsk Protocol


02 February 2022, Wednesday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #114

The UK: Boris Johnson and the Partygate scandal


01 February 2022, Tuesday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #113

Ukraine: Questions and responses over German ambiguity


31 January 2022, Monday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #112

Six reasons, why is Russia looking at Ukraine


29 January 2022, Saturday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #111

Kosovo: The ban on Crypto mining


28 January 2022, Friday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #110

Russia: One year since Alexei Navalny’s arrest


27 January 2022, Thursday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #109

Taking on China: EU, Lithuania, and France


24 January 2022, Monday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #106

The Artemis Accords: Europe’s Dilemma


22 January 2022, Saturday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #105

Spain's Menstrual Leaves: Progressive or Regressive?


21 January 2022, Friday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #104

The Ukraine Crisis: Challenges and Ambitions


20 January 2022, Wednesday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #103

Germany's conviction of a former Syrian Colonel: Implications


19 January 2022, Wednesday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #102

France: EU Foreign and Defense Ministers’ Meeting


18 January 2022, Tuesday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #101

NATO-Russia Council: What does it mean for Europe?


17 January 2022, Monday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #100

The 1350th Special Plenary Meeting of the OSCE Permanent council


15 January 2022 Saturday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #99

Abortion Rights in Spain: “A Privilege, not a Right"


14 January 2022, Friday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #98

Geneva Talks: Three Takeaways


13 January 2022, Thursday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #97

P5 statement to prevent nuclear wars: Four takeaways


12 January 2022, Wednesday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #96

Poland’s Pegasus Row: A Polish Watergate?


11 January 2022, Tuesday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #95

Pan-European ink ban: what does it mean for the tattoo industry?


10 January 2022, Monday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #94

The rising cases of femicide in France


08 January 2022, Saturday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #93

France: Celebrating 60 years of Yves Saint Laurent


07 January 2022, Friday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #92

Italy: The race for presidency


06 January 2022, Thursday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #91

Impact of BREXIT and COVID-19 on educational visits to the UK


05 January 2022, Wednesday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #90

Mapping COVID-19 protests in Europe: Who, Why and How?


04 January 2022, Tuesday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #89

France's EU presidency: What it means for Europe?


03 January 2022, Monday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #88

Geneva: What to expect in the January US-Russia security talks?


01 January 2022, Saturday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #87

One year of Brexit: What does it mean for European exporters to the UK?


31 December 2021, Friday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #86

Marking 30 years since the dissolution of the USSR


29 December 2021, Wednesday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #84

The EU's "taxonomy for sustainable activities”


28 December 2021, Tuesday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #83

Gender: The Pope’s comments on Gender Violence


27 December 2021, Monday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #82

Germany’s nuclear waste problem


24 December 2021, Friday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #81

Russia's draft treaty with the US and NATO


23 December 2021, Thursday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #80

Moscow: Putin’s Annual Press Conference


22 December 2021, Wednesday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #79

Poland: Infringement procedure initiated against Poland over rule of law violations


21 December 2021, Tuesday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #78

IMF: Belarus economy severely impacted under Western sanctions


20 December 2021, Monday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #77

Poland: Protests erupt post demands to veto controversial media law


18 December 2021, Saturday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #76

The G7 Foreign and Development Ministers’ Summit


17 December 2021, Friday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #75

Regulations for Artificial Intelligence and the Council of Europe (CAHAI)


16 December 2021, Thursday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #74

Modi-Putin, reinvigorating bilateral ties and defence relations.


15 December 2021, Wednesday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #73

Protests against lithium mining projects in Serbia


14 December 2021, Tuesday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #72

100 years of the Anglo-Irish Treaty


13 December 2021, Monday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #71

Continued protests against vaccine mandates and lockdowns in Europe


11 December 2021, Saturday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #70

The Ukrainian History: Relations with Russia and the EU


10 December 2021, Friday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #69

Russia and Ukraine: Options for NATO, the EU, and the US


09 December 2021, Thursday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #68

Eric Zemmour and the launch of his presidential campaign


08 December 2021, Wednesday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #67

Greece: Pope Francis’ visit focuses on democracy, migration and Christian unity


07 December 2021, Tuesday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #66

Omicron - The New Virus Taking over Europe


06 December 2021, Monday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #65

Putin’s Agenda in Ukraine


04 December 2021, Saturday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #64

The NATO Summit: Key Takeaways


03 December 2021, Friday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #63

Ukraine: Emanating military confrontations and escalating tensions with Russia


02 December 2021, Thursday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #62

Nord Stream 2 and Europe’s Energy Supplies


01 December 2021, Wednesday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #61

Lithuania, Taiwan, and China


30 November 2021, Tuesday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #56

The English Channel migrant disaster


29 November 2021, Monday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #55

Profile of the Digital Markets Act


27 November 2021, Saturday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #54 

Ukraine: Russia's military mobilisation raise concerns 


26 November 2021, Friday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #53 

Austria: Protests against fresh COVID-19 restrictions 


25 November 2021, Thursday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #52

Belgium: Protests against fresh COVID-19 restrictions


24 November 2021, Monday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #51

The Netherlands: Three factors in COVID protests


22 November 2021, Monday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #49

Belarus, Migrants and the EU sanctions on airlines


20 November 2021, Saturday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #48

UK and France sign agreement to prevent migration


19 November 2021, Friday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #47

Austria: Anti-lockdown protests 


18 November 2021, Thursday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #46

Bulgaria: Despite three elections in 2021, more instability in store? 


16 November 2021, Tuesday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #44

The European Union, Google, and the antitrust bill


15 November 2021, Monday | NIAS Europe Daily Brief #43

France to build new nuclear energy reactors: what does this mean?


13 November 2021, Saturday I NIAS Europe Daily Brief #42

Portugal: Looming Political Crisis


12 November 2021, Friday I NIAS Europe Daily Brief #41

Europe's Wine Industry: Impacts of Climate Change


NIAS Europe Daily Brief #08, 10 November 2021, Wednesday

EU-US Steel and Aluminium trade deal: Five reasons why


NIAS Europe Daily Brief #07, 09 November 2021, Tuesday

"Her heart beats too": Poland's anti-abortion protests continue


NIAS Europe Daily Brief #06, 08 November 2021, Monday

The resurgence of COVID-19 in Europe: Three issues


NIAS Europe Daily Brief #03, 05 November 2021, Friday

The UK-France fishing rights row


NIAS Europe Daily Brief #29, 03 November 2021, Wednesday

France and Australia: Continuing AUKUS echo 


NIAS Europe Daily Brief #28, 02 November 2021, Tuesday

North Macedonia: Four reasons why the PM stepped down after a local election


NIAS Europe Daily Brief #24, 29 October 2021, Friday

Spain: One month after the La Palma volcanic eruption


NIAS Europe Daily Brief #23, 28 October 2021, Thursday

The European Council Summit 2021: Key Highlights


NIAS Europe Daily Brief #22, 27 October 2021, Wednesday

Turkey: President Erdogan's Osman Kavala drama 


NIAS Europe Daily Brief #21, 26 October 2021, Tuesday

Italy: The Matteo Salvini trial 


NIAS Europe Daily Brief #20, 25 October 2021, Monday

EU-Taiwan bilateral relations intensify amid Chinese opposition


NIAS Europe Daily Brief #19, 23 October 2021, Saturday

EU’s farewell to Chancellor Angela Merkel


NIAS Europe Daily Brief #17, 21 October 2021, Thursday

​​​​​​​France’s New Face: Eric Zemmour 


​​​​​​​NIAS Europe Daily Brief #16, 20 October 2021, Wednesday

​​​​​​​The Future of NATO-Russia relations


NIAS Europe Daily Brief #15, 19 October 2021, Tuesday

FIFA versus EA: It is more than Football


NIAS Europe Daily Brief #14, 18 October 2021, Monday

Metaverse: Facebook unveils virtual five-year plan for the EU


NIAS Europe Daily Brief #13, 16 October 2021, Saturday

Norway: The bow-and-arrow attack


NIAS Europe Daily Brief #12, 15 October 2021, Friday

Addressing the Energy prices in Europe: The new EU proposal 


NIAS Europe Daily Brief #11, 14 October 2021, Thursday

Czech elections: Andrej Babis' defeat emboldens anti-populism


NIAS Europe Daily Brief #10, 13 October 2021, Wednesday

The G20 Extraordinary Leaders' meeting on Afghanistan 


NIAS Europe Daily Brief #09, 12 October 2021, Tuesday

The French-Algerian bilateral tensions


NIAS Europe Daily Brief #08, 11 October 2021, Monday

Austria: The Sebastian Kurz Scandal


09 October 2021, Saturday

'Polexit' now?


07 October 2021, Thursday

The Balkans and the EU Summit


06 October 2021, Wednesday

Europe's Energy Crisis


27 September 2021, Monday

Elections in Iceland


22 September 2021, Wednesday

Erdogan's UNGA address


21 September 2021,

Russian Elections 2021