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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 North America, Tuesday 21st May 2013

BBC News: “Discrimination against Jews and Muslims is on the rise around the world, according to an annual US Department of State report. The findings for 2012 spoke of an increase in anti-Islamic sentiment in Europe and Asia. It also said there was growing anti-Semitism, especially in Venezuela, Egypt and Iran. As he unveiled the […]

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News from Western Europe, Thursday 16th May 2013

EUROPE EU Observer: Report: sexual minorities in EU face hate speech, violence and discrimination. ‘Equal rights for gays, lesbians, bi-sexual, trans and inter-sex (LGBTI) people are still patchy across Europe, with advances in some areas offset by discrimination, hate-speech, bullying and violence elsewhere. The 2013 review of the human rights situation of LGBTI people by the […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Tuesday 30th April 2013

ALBANIA Balkan Insight: Albania Nationalists Divided Ahead of Polls. ‘“Spahiu is not acting in the national interest but rather for personal interests,” said Dashamir Uruci, the party’s secretary for economic affairs, who resigned on Monday. Meanwhile the party’s agriculture secretary, Ago Nezha, who also resigned, said in an interview with the daily Shekulli that Spahiu ran the party […]

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News from Western Europe, Friday 19th April 2013

EUROPE Tranlsated fromm Dutch – Volkskrant: Hague PVV wants ‘lokhomo’ betting for discrimination. ‘Van der Helm thinks of ‘lokjoden’, ‘lokhomo’s’ and ‘lokvrouwen’ that can be used to encourage young people to identify and discriminate causing nuisance. In the Hague Schilderswijk Alderman Marnix Norder (Integration) sees nothing in the plan. Other parties are not in favor of using tuiglokkers. The […]

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News from the United Kingdom, Monday 8th April 2013

The Telegraph: Sharia courts putting women at risk, CPS warns. ‘The courts, which issue rulings according to Islamic law, have been found to be giving Muslim women advice which experts warned may place them in danger. Undercover filming in some of the 85 councils operating in mosques and houses across the country has revealed that the […]

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News from Western Europe, Monday 8th April 2013

EUROPE Press TV: Amnesty International slams EU’s treatment of Roma community. ‘In a report released Sunday on the eve of the International Roma Day (April 8), Amnesty urged the 27-member bloc to impose sanctions on the member states that refuse to halt their illegal practices against the Roma. “More must be done to ensure that […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Monday 25th March 2013

ALBANIA B92: Albanian schools teach about “territorial injustices“. ‘High school fourth graders in Albania are being taught that several territories in the Balkans have been “unjustly given” to neighboring countries. A geography textbook that the Beta news agency has had a chance to see thus reads that “eastern Kosovo” was “given to Serbia” in this […]

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News from Western Europe, Wednesday 20th March 2013

EUROPE Comment – The Monkey Cage: Culture and European Integration. ‘Gideon Rachman argues in the Financial Times that cultural differences between Northern and Southern Europe remain at the root of the problems facing the European Union: The bigger problem remains, however, the gap in trust and political cultures between northern and southern Europe. Back before […]

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News from Western Europe, Tuesday 19th March 2013

EUROPE Open Democracy: The European elite’s politics of fear by Cas Mudde. ‘Fear mongering by political elites is nothing new. In fact, influential political thinkers from Machiavelli to Schmitt have argued that creating antagonisms and fear constitute the essence of politics. Thousands of articles have been devoted to the ‘politics of fear’ towards ‘others’ in recent […]

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