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Political Risk Analysis - Growing Challenges Ahead For Civic Platform - DEC 2014

Central Europe & Baltic States October 2014 / Poland / Political Risk

Donald Tusk's resignation has left Civic Platform exposed to challenges both domestically and internationally. While new Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz should ensure broad based policy continuity, her appointment could mark the high water mark of Poland's influence in regional foreign policy

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Risk Summary - Risk Summary - DEC 2014

Russia & CIS October 2014 / Ukraine / Economy

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Sunday accepted the resignation of his defence minister, Valery Hetely, who has been under fire over a rout of government forces in the east which led to Kiev calling a ceasefire with pro-Russian separatists. Mr Heletey had drawn heavy criticism since the crushing defeat of Ukrainian forces in eastern Donetsk, in late August. Mr Heletey is the third defence minister to be appointed since the ousting in February of Ukraine's previous resident Viktor Yanukovich.

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Economic Analysis - Strong H1 Points To Continued Growth Acceleration - DEC 2014

South East Europe October 2014 / Macedonia / Economy

A convincing economic performance in Q214 points to continued real GDP growth acceleration over the next several years, with growth likely to come in above 3.0% in 2014 and 2015. Despite stronger-than-expected final consumption growth, we err on the side of caution due to weakening external demand.

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