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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Monday 22nd April 2013

BALKANS Eurasia Review: Historic Agreement Could Pave Way For Kosovo And Serbia. ‘An EU-brokered accord between Kosovo and Serbia over the administration of northern Kosovo will pave the way for both countries to begin membership negotiations with the Union. The 15-point agreement, which give Serbs in northern Kosovo their own police force and appeals court, was […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Friday 5th April 2013

BALKANS Balkan Insight: Karadzic ‘Sacrificed Himself for Serbs’, Says Dodik. ‘The president of Bosnia’s Serb-dominated entity Republika Srpska, Milorad Dodik, said that Karadzic had given everything for his people, which was why he would testify in his defence next week at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, ICTY. “Karadzic sacrificed himself and the well-being […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Wednesday 3rd April 2013

ALBANIA The Voice of Russia: Albanian film-makers push to ban Emir Kusturica from Kosovo. ‘President of Kosovo’s Film Artists Union Lirak Celaj has called on the government of the breakaway Serbian province to ban Emir Kusturica from travelling in Kosovo after the news that the famous Serbian film-maker is planning to shoot a movie about […]

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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 Central and Eastern Europe, Wednesday 13th March 2013

BELARUS JTA: Belarus drops bribery charges against Jewish leader. ‘Prosecutors in Minsk dropped key charges from their indictment against Yuri Dorn, a leader of the Jewish community of Belarus. Dorn, who was president of the Union of Religious Jewish Congregations in Belarus at the time of his arrest last year, is no longer charged with bribery, […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Tuesday 12th March 2013

GREECE Ekathimerini: WWII hero, SYRIZA MP Glezos in hospital with respiratory infection. ‘Second World War hero and SYRIZA MP Manolis Glezos has been admitted to hospital in Athens after complaining of breathing problems.’ Greek Reporter: Greece Denies Turkish Terrorist Report. ‘Reports in the Turkish media that Greece closed down two Kurdish terrorist camps near Athens […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Tuesday 29th January 2013

Bulgaria Al Jazeera: Why attack a Bulgarian politician? ‘Last Sunday, news agencies and western media outlets took out Bulgaria from oblivion once again to report on a bizarre news story. “Man points gun at Bulgarian Politician” flashed headlines, with subtitles pointing out that it was the leader of the “ethnic Turkish party” who was almost […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Monday 28th January 2013

Europe The Independent: What my generation can learn from the Holocaust. ‘A few months ago, I stood with a close friend on the abandoned platform 17 of Berlin-Grunewald railway station. Seven decades ago, on this same platform, his grandmother’s relatives were crammed into a train with hundreds of other German Jews. They would be shot in the […]

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Central and Eastern Europe Tracker 07.12.12

Austria JTA: Lauder accused of trying to buy Jewish election in Vienna. ‘The head of Vienna’s Jewish community accused Ronald Lauder of trying to buy the election for the community presidency, JTA has learned.’ Jewish Chronicle: Austrian community says Ron Lauder “unwelcome”. ‘The Austrian Jewish community has declared World Jewish Congress President Ronald Lauder an “unwelcome person” […]

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Central and Eastern Europe Tracker 31.10.2012

Bulgaria: Press TV: Bulgarian Imams’ trial resumes. ‘In the Southern town of Pazardzhik, a controversial trial against a dozen of Imams over what? has resumed. It has no equivalent in Bulgaria’s judicial history. So, nationalists took the opportunity and staged a rally with banners, such as “Today fundamentalism, tomorrow – terrorism”, “Bulgaria for the Bulgarians”.’ […]

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