Eastern Europe

This page highlights some of the current parliamentary material available on Eastern Europe. This includes select committee reports, briefing papers on current legislation and other subjects produced by the parliamentary research services, and the latest Early Day Motions put down by MPs.

Commons Briefing Papers

DateDescription
22.01.2016Ukraine - summary of developments in 2015 and 2016
Has Ukraine turned the corner?
18.01.2016Ukraine - summary of developments in 2015 and 2016
Has Ukraine turned the corner?
20.05.2015UK Military Assistance to Ukraine
UK military assistance to Ukraine is longstanding. However, in response to the current crisis in Eastern Ukraine that assistance has recently been stepped up with the provision of non-lethal equipment to the Ukrainian armed forces and the deployment of a UK military training team to the country.
11.03.2015Sanctions over the Ukraine conflict
The EU announced broad economic sanctions against Russia on 29 July 2014 including restrictions on some Russian banks' ability to borrow money in EU financial markets, and an arms embargo
09.02.2015International help for the government of Ukraine
Violence has been increasing in eastern Ukraine, leading to calls for the West to arm the Ukrainian government. But Ukraine is also close to financial meltdown.
25.06.2014Russia and Ukraine - update June 2014
Ukraine is due to sign its agreement with the EU on 27 June; Russia's reaction is awaited
24.02.2014Ukraine crisis
26.11.2013Eastern Partnership summit in Vilnius: carrots v sticks
Another victory for Vladimir Putin?
29.08.2013Military interventions: some comparisons
01.11.2012European Union (Croatian Accession and Irish Protocol) Bill [Bill 76 of 2012-13]
Croatia is expected to join the EU in July 2013. This Bill would allow the UK to ratify Croatia's accession treaty and would also cover the Protocol to the Lisbon Treaty put forward by the Irish Government.

Early Day Motions

DateDescription
08.09.2011LITHUANIA AND HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS
That this House condemns attempts by the Lithuanian government to investigate 86 year old Kovno Ghetto Holocaust survivor Joseph Melamed for slander; welcomes attempts by Mr Melamed ...
11.07.2011POLISH PRESIDENCY OF THE EU
That this House welcomes the new Polish Presidency of theEU which came into effect on 1 July 2011; hopes that the Polish Presidency will continue the excellent work of the previous ...
16.12.2010EU PARTNERSHIP-BUILDING WITH EASTERN EUROPE
That this House commends Aberystwyth University's Department of International Politics for its project on Europeanising or Securitising the Outsiders? Assessing the EU's partnership-building ...
17.11.2010ENFORCED DISAPPEARANCES DURING THE 1992-1995 WAR IN BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
That this House expresses concern about the enforced disappearances ofbetween 10,000 and 12,000 people during the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina between 1992 and 1995; condemns the continuing ...
16.11.2010SLOVAK LANGUAGE ACT
That this House notes the findings of the European Commission for Democracy through Law, also known as the Venice Commission, regarding the Slovak Republic 2009 State Language Act, ...

Glossary

  • Commons Briefing Papers (CBP) Papers providing in-depth and impartial analysis on every major piece of primary legislation and on other topics of public and parliamentary concern. Regular statistics papers are also published.
  • Early Day Motions (EDMs) - formal motions submitted by MPs in the House of Commons
  • POSTnotes (POST PN) - proactive four-page policy briefings from the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology based on reviews of the research literature, interviews with stakeholders and peer review, commissioned by the POST Board
  • Lords Library Notes (LLN) - authored publications by the research section of the House of Lords Library that provide analysis of Bills, subjects for debate in the House and other issues of interest to Members.
  • Select Committee Reports - papers produced by all select committees of both Houses