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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Tuesday 4th June 2013

BALKANS B92: Serbia determined to protect Kosovo Serbs’ rights. ‘The Serbian president made the statement during Monday’s meeting with Philippe Douste-Blazy, under-secretary general of the United Nations and France’s former minister of foreign affairs. In what was described as “a cordial and friendly conversation,” Nikolić informed his guest about progress Serbia has made in this respect. […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Thursday 30th May 2013

BALKANS B92: Macedonia “protects dignity and integrity,” cancels summit. ‘Macedonian President Gjorge Ivanov said he canceled the event to protect the state interest and dignity of Macedonia, noting that his country does not want to take part in a game of vetoes, let alone a boycott. Three countries – Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and Romania – objected to […]

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News from Western Europe, Wednesday 17th April 2013

EUROPE Politics.hu: Rise of neo-Nazi parties on agenda as World Jewish Congress meets in Budapest next month. ‘The “alarming rise of neo-Nazi political parties” in Europe will be discussed by delegates of the World Jewish Congress (WJC), whose meeting in Budapest will be addressed by Prime Minister Viktor Orban next month. Peter Feldmajer, president of the […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Thursday 11th April 2013

BULGARIA Comment – Eurasia Review: Elections In Bulgaria: Is Change Really Possible? ‘In early February 2013, thousands of Bulgarian people staged rallies across Bulgaria accusing electricity companies of corruption and abnormally high electricity bills that exceed the people’s incomes. But later mass demonstrations turned into a non-partisan movement against corrupted state system in the country […]

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News from Western Europe, Monday 8th April 2013

EUROPE Press TV: Amnesty International slams EU’s treatment of Roma community. ‘In a report released Sunday on the eve of the International Roma Day (April 8), Amnesty urged the 27-member bloc to impose sanctions on the member states that refuse to halt their illegal practices against the Roma. “More must be done to ensure that […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Thursday 28th March 2013

BOSNIA RAPSI : High-ranking Bosnian Serb officials convicted, sentenced by ICTY. ‘Former high-ranking Bosnian Serb officials Mico Stanisic and Stojan Zuljanin, who were active during the hostilities surrounding the breakup of the former Yugoslavia, were both convicted of a host of war crimes and crimes against humanity Wednesday and sentenced to 22 years in prison by […]

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News from the United Kingdom, Monday 25th March 2013

The Independent: The reclusive train driver who saved the BNP. ‘The suicide of a 77-year-old London man and a surprising bequest have laid bare the state of the far-right party’s fundraising. The newsletter from the British National Party could hardly contain its glee. “Reports of our demise were greatly exaggerated,” wrote the far-right party’s new treasurer […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Monday 18th March 2013

ALBANIA Iran Focus: Albania to take in members of Iranian opposition group. ‘The Albanian government said on Saturday the Balkan country was ready to take in 210 members of an Iranian opposition group who currently live at a former US military base in Iraq. “The government is ready to accommodate in Albania, for humanitarian reasons, […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Friday 8th March 2013

CYRPUS New York Times:Trial of Courier Tied to Terror Plots Ends, Putting Pressure on Hezbollah. ‘For days after his arrest by the Cypriot police, Hossam Taleb Yaacoub kept to the cover story he had spent years building: He was a Lebanese businessman looking for import opportunities, not an operative for the Shiite militant group Hezbollah scouting potential targets […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Wednesday 20th February 2013

BALKANS Washington Post: Serbia, Kosovo talks broach delicate issue of ‘parallel rule’ in Serb-dominated Kosovar north. ‘Talks between Serbia and Kosovo, which Serbia considers a renegade province, are broaching one of the most delicate issues dividing them — so-called parallel rule of northern Kosovo by the Serbian government […] The issue is the status of the […]

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