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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Tuesday 28th May 2013

BULGARIA Balkan Insight: Bulgaria’s Ex-PM Apologises for Nationalists’ ‘Insults’. ‘Former prime minister and head of the GERB party Boyko Borisov apologised to foreign diplomats for the behaviour of Bulgarian nationalist leader Volen Siderov. “As a Bulgarian, I want to apologise for being in the same room with people who insulted you, and for having some members […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Friday 24th May 2013

BALKANS Balkan Insight: Kosovo, Serbia Agree EU Deal Action Plan. ‘The EU foreign policy chief, Catherine Ashton, said the prime ministers of Kosovo and Serbia on Wednesday agreed a fixed text on implementing the recent EU-brokered deal. Hashim Thaci and Ivica Dacic “will be in touch with me by the end of the week,” Ashton added. […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Wednesday 22nd May 2013

BALKANS B92: Two war crimes suspects arrested. ‘This was announced on Tuesday in Belgrade by the Serbian War Crimes Prosecution. The war crimes allegations concern the conflict in Kosovo. The two suspects – identified as K.V. and P.L. – have been placed under arrest on the order of the prosecution. They, along with three others, are […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Friday 17th May 2013

BALKANS Eurasia Review: Bosnia’s Dodik Urges Serbs To Unite. ‘The president of the country’s Serb-dominated entity Republika Srpska, Milorad Dodik, said that Bosnia was unworkable as a state and that Serbs should unite. Dodik said on Wednesday in Belgrade that it was time for Serb political elites to get together. “Serbs as a people have two […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Wednesday 15th May 2013

BALKANS Balkan Insight: Serbian Police Official Apologises for Kosovo War Crimes. ‘Former high-ranking Serbian interior ministry official Vlastimir Djordjevic admitted war crimes were committed against Kosovo Albanians during the 1999 conflict and apologised to civilian victims.’

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Thursday 9th May 2013

BALKANS Balkan Insight: Bosnian Serbs’ Independence Rhetoric Worries Inzko. ‘In his latest report to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Inzko – the highest international authority in Bosnia and Herzegovina – warned of continuing challenges to the country’s sovereignty from politicians in the Serb-dominated entity Republika Srpska. Inzko explained that the past six months have seen continued provocative […]

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News from Western Europe, Wednesday 8th May 2013

EUROPE Tranlsated from Germna – Zeit Online: World Jewish Congress calls for ban all neo-Nazi parties. ‘At the conclusion of its annual meeting of the World Jewish Congress (WJC) hasurged governments in Europe to ban right-wing extremist parties. States should consider to ban neo-Nazi parties and organizations who wanted to overthrow the democratic order and threatened minorities, the […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Wednesday 8th May 2013

EUROPE EU Observer: Croatia and Slovenia most corrupt in EU. ‘Croatia, about to enter the EU, is one of the most corrupt countries on the continent, according to a new survey. But it is not as corrupt as Slovenia, which is already a member. The findings come in an annual report on corporate graft published on […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Wednesday 24th April 2013

BALKANS Balkan Insight: Serbian Paramilitary Describes Massacre of Kosovo Villagers. ‘Witness Zoran Raskovic, who was a member of the Jackals during the Kosovo war, gave vivid testimony at Belgrade special court about the brutal murders committed by his unit. “It was early in the morning when we entered [the Kosovo village of] Ljubenic,” Raskovic told the […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Thursday 18th April 2013

BALKANS Reuters: Failure of Kosovo talks deals blow to Serbia’s EU hopes. ‘Serbia and Kosovo failed to agree on a plan to tackle the ethnic partition of Serbia’s former province on Thursday, casting doubt on Belgrade’s prospects of getting the go-ahead to start talks on joining the European Union in June. After around 14 hours of […]

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