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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Monday 8th April 2013

RESEARCH The Political Quarterly: Whatever Happened to Greece? ‘The sovereign debt crisis in Greece and other periphery countries is a yardstick for the viability of the European project: if Greece defaults and exits the Euro-zone, then the entire European architecture will be questioned. This article examines the origins of the Greek debt crisis and argues that […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Tuesday 2nd April 2013

ARMENIA Vestnik Kavkaza : “Armavia” blames authorities for its bankruptcy. ‘The leadership of “Armavia,” the only Armenian airline has written a letter in which it states that the bankruptcy of the company is the fault of the Armenian authorities. The letter also calls the event “tragic” for Armenia. As previously reported by Vestnik Kavkaza, today the […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Friday 29th March 2013

BOSNIA Balkan Insight : Bosnians Must Solve Federation Crisis, OHR Says. ‘A meeting on Tuesday of the Peace Implementation Council, the international body charged with overseeing the 1995 Dayton Peace Agreement, said Bosnia’s High Representative will not intervene to solve the ongoing political crisis in the country’s Federation entity. “The authorities must stop expecting the International […]

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

BULGARIA AP: 4 dead, 1 wounded in Bulgaria shooting. ‘Police say a Bulgarian retired army officer opened fire on a Roma family who lived next door to him, killing three people and seriously wounding a fourth, before turning the gun on himself […] Police have been deployed in the area to prevent more bloodshed as […]

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News from Western Europe, Friday 1st March 2013

EUROPE Research -European Political Science Review: Where do radical right parties stand? Position blurring in multidimensional competition by Jan Rovny.  ‘This article questions the utility of assessing radical right party placement on economic issues, which has been extensively analyzed in academic literature. Starting from the premise that political parties have varying strategic stakes in different political issues, […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Friday 25th January 2013

Austria Reuters: Austrian police arrest neo-Nazi gang members. ‘Austrian police have arrested 10 suspected members of a neo-Nazi crime gang accused of arson attacks, weapons and drugs dealing, illegal prostitution, assault and other crimes. Police said on Thursday the gang maintained a reign of terror for years over red light districts in Upper Austria, costing businesses at […]

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Populism: good or bad for democracy?

With the rise of technocratic government in the wake of the eurocrisis, many now argue that populism is bad for democracy. Cristóbal Rovira Kaltwasser argues that this view is wrong-headed, and that there is no cross-regional research into the impacts of populism on democracy. Academics now need to focus on further empirical investigations into populism […]

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