Tag Archives: Council of Europe

News from Central and Eastern Europe, Monday 3rd June 2013

BALKANS Balkan Insight: Macedonia Rescues Threatened Ministerial Summit. ‘Macedonia has salvaged a threatened regional ministerial conference after two countries at the heart of a diplomatic stand-off, Serbia and Kosovo, agreed to sit at the same table at the meeting. The breakthrough occurred after host country Macedonia downgraded the meeting to an “informal” one. Kosovo then said […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Thursday 23rd May 2013

BALKANS B92: Kosovo Serbs against implementation of Brussels agreement. ‘Kosovska Mitrovica District Head Radenko Nedeljković says that political representatives of northern Kosovo Serbs have not accepted the Brussels agreement. “Our position has not changed, we have the same stance and that is that the agreement does not even guarantee the minimum of preconditions for survival and […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Tuesday 16th April 2013

EUROPE SETimes: Facing discrimination, Roma strive to succeed. ‘International Roma Day marked the renewal of European and international institutions’ call for the integration of Roma communities in the region. On April 8th, the EU and its member states underlined that it will not accept the economic and social marginalisation of the continent’s largest minority. “Improving the […]

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News from Western Europe, Thursday 7th February 2013

Europe New York Times: Corruption Undermining Democracy in Europe. ‘Thorbjorn Jagland has made the fight against corruption his big challenge. As secretary general of the Council of Europe, a governmental group that was founded in 1949 to promote human rights on the Continent, he knows about corruption firsthand. Since the fall of Communism, the council has […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Friday 1st February 2013

Bulgaria Novinite: Bulgarian MP Questions FinMin in Science Fund Abuse. ‘The Chair of the Parliamentary Education Committee, Ognyan Stoichkov, is questioning the control of Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister, Simeon Djankov, on Bulgaria’s embattled Science Research Fund. On Monday, the scandal with abuses at the Fund led to the resignation of itsmanager and Education Minister, Sergey Ignatov. Stoichkov, who is a Memberof the Parliament from the […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Tuesday 22nd January 2013

Bulgaria BBC News: Bulgarian MP attack: Avengers may be prosecuted. ‘A Bulgarian official has said those who attacked a man after he held a gas pistol to the leader of the opposition party may themselves be prosecuted. Oktay Enimehmedov, 25, mounted the podium where Movement for Rights and Freedoms leader Ahmed Dogan was giving a […]

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Central and Eastern Europe Tracker 12.12.12

Czech Republic: The Province: Czech man investigated for selling T-shirts with portrait of Norway mass murderer. ‘Police spokeswoman Kamila Harastova says a 26-year-old suspect in the southeastern city of Breclav sold some 30 t-shirts on the Internet. They included slogans such as “It was self-defence.”‘ Greece: News Europe: CoE body concerned about Golden Dawn’s activities. ‘The Council […]

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