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News from Western Europe, Thursday 6th June 2013

EUROPE EU Observer: EU countries working on new laws against would-be jihadists. ‘EU counter-terrorism co-ordinator de Kerchove has said member states are creating new criminal penalties for Europeans who go to fight in holy wars. “We have to make sure that the 27 member states have … a specific offence of going abroad for jihad,” he […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Thursday 6th June 2013

BULGARIA Reuters: Bulgaria says Hezbollah’s role in bus bombing unproven. ‘Bulgaria backed down on Wednesday from charges it made a few months ago that Hezbollah was behind a deadly bus bombing on its territory, complicating a British push for the EU to blacklist the militant Shi’ite Muslim group. The country’s new Socialist-led government said it only […]

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News from Western Europe, Tuesday 28th May 2013

EUROPE Video – BBC News: EU ends arms embargo on Syria rebel. ‘European Union foreign ministers have said they will not renew an arms embargo on the Syrian opposition, due to expire on Saturday. But there was no immediate decision to send arms to Syrian rebels and all other sanctions remained in force, the EU foreign […]

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News from Western Europe, Friday 24th May 2013

EUROPE BBC News: Europe’s stance on Hezbollah hardens. ‘The attitude towards Hezbollah in Europe is changing markedly. In part, this is a response to the growing body of evidence from investigations in Bulgaria and Cyprus that indicate Hezbollah’s role in carrying out or planning attacks. But equally it reflects a growing frustration with the Lebanese Shia […]

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News from Western Europe, Wednesday 22nd May 2013

RESEARCH Richard Rogers and the Digital Methods Initiative, Amsterdam: Right-Wing Formations in Europe and Their Countermeasures: An Online Mapping. ‘This report describes the findings from an online mapping of the populist right and right-wing extremism in Europe. By online mapping is meant a picture of the right according to the web. We have not correlated our findings with […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Monday 20th May 2013

EUROPE Comment – New Stateman: The stereotypes used against Eastern Europe are as old as they are wrong. ‘If you’ve been following the news recently, you are likely to have come across scare stories suggesting there will be a wave of immigration from Romania and Bulgaria. Newspapers often illustrate reports with pictures of ghetto-like Roma settlements […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Thursday 16th May 2013

BALKANS Balkan Insight: Serbia’s EU Progress Linked to Bulgarian Minority Rights. ‘Marin Raykov, Bulgaria’s caretaker prime minister and foreign minister, said that ensuring the rights and welfare of the ethnic Bulgarian minority in Serbia was a condition for Belgrade’s progress towards EU membership. “The condition of the rights and freedoms of Bulgarians in the Tsaribrod [Dimitrovgrad] […]

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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 Western Europe, Monday 29th April 2013

EUROPE Video – RT: Clampdown on Islam in Europe drives young Muslims to Syrian war. ‘Backslash on multiculturalism in Europe and easy access to global jihad info on the web prompts young Muslims from France and other EU states to join the Syrian rebels, Jean-Yves Camus, a specialist on extremism, told RT. The EU’s anti-terror chief, […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Thursday 25th April 2013

BALKANS B92: Kosovo Serbs to meet with Dačić and Vučić. ‘All participants of the meeting have been saying that they expect mutual understanding an agreement to be reached regarding the Brussels deal. Northern Kosovo Serbs have already rejected the draft agreement initialed in Brussels last week. “I expect that we will try to find a solution […]

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