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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Tuesday 7th May 2013

BALKANS SETimes: Law enforcement re-examines Islamic groups in the Balkans. ‘Unidentified Islamic groups in the Balkans have sent threatening messages to foreign diplomats, military and political representatives as well as to the international missions serving in the region, prompting law enforcement to re-examine numerous Islamic groups, security analysts said. Measures are being taken to follow the […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Monday 29th April 2013

BALKANS Video – Press TV: Serbian president apologizes for Srebrenica massacre. ‘The apology is the first of its kind from Serbia regarding the massacre of more than 8,000 Muslim boys and men in the Bosnian town of Srebrenica back in the 1990s.’ Reuters: Don’t let referendum hold up Kosovo accord, EU tells Serbia. ‘The European Union cautioned […]

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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 22nd March 2013

BALKANS The Independent: Croatia vs Serbia the rematch: memories of riots, battles and war crimes. ‘It was in the Maksimir Stadium that the tremors that presaged the Yugoslav wars first erupted, as a mass riot broke out between fans of Red Star Belgrade and Dinamo Zagreb in May 1990. With fists flying and knives drawn, […]

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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, 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, Tuesday 12th February 2013

Austrian Der Spiegel: The Viennese Swamp: Corruption and Attacks Mark Austrian Election Year. ‘Austria’s political leadership has been mired in a swamp of scandal in recent months. With four state elections and a national poll scheduled for this year, the mudslinging has thus far been intense. The campaign has become particularly absurd on the far right. Carinthia, […]

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Central and Eastern Europe Tracker 21.12.12

Bulgaria SETimes: Perpetrator of Bulgaria terror attack still unidentified. ‘The results of the investigation into the suicide bombing at Bulgaria’s Burgas Airport last summer are expected to become public soon, Bulgarian Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov said this week. The July 18th attack targeted a bus carrying Israeli tourists. Five of them and the bus driver, a Bulgarian […]

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Central and Eastern Europe Tracker 19.12.12

Greece New Europe: EGAM satisfied by Greece’s decision to exclude the Golden Dawn from the Council of Europe delegation. ‘Following yesterday’s meeting between Benjamin Abtan, the President of the European Grassroots Antiracist Movement (EGAM) and Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras in Athens, EGAM expressed its satisfaction over New Democracy’s decision to form a new composition of […]

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Central and Eastern Europe Tracker 23.10.12

Bulgaria: Focus: Monument of legendary VMRO leader Todor Alexandrov emerges in Skopje. ‘A monument of the legendary VMRO leader, Todor Alexandrov, riding a horse emerged in the Kisela Voda residential quarter in Skopje, Macedonian online media reported.’ Czech Republic: Comment – Radio Prague: The black experience in the Czech Republic. ‘In the past 20 years, the […]

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