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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, Wednesday 5th June 2013

BULGARIA The Sofia Globe: Bulgaria has held more than 200 would-be illegal immigrants so far this year. ‘The latest arrest by Bulgarian border police of would-be illegal migrants, six people who said they were from Syria and Palestine, brings the number of people attempting illegal border crossings into Bulgaria to more than 230. The warmer weather […]

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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 the United Kingdom, Monday 3rd June 2013

The Independent: Woolwich attacks: BNP and anti-fascists in street clashes. ‘At least 58 people were arrested in London yesterday after anti-fascist demonstrators clashed with British National Party members outside the Houses of Parliament. The far-right group’s march was one of around 60 planned across the country yesterday to mark the death of Drummer Lee Rigby, murdered in […]

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News from the United Kingdom, Friday 31st May 2013

The Guardian: Far-right groups plan day of demonstrations across England.  ‘Far-right groups are planning their biggest mobilisation for 30 years this weekend with more than 50 demonstrations planned in towns and cities across England. Anti-racism campaigners have branded Saturday a “day of hate” after identifying 55 English Defence League (EDL) events as well a BNP march in London.’ The […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Wednesday 29th May 2013

BALKANS Balkan Insight: Albania President Shuns Balkan Summit Over Kosovo. ‘President Bujar Nishani on Tuesday said he would not participate in the summit of the South-East European Cooperation Process, SEECP, after his Kosovo counterpart was not invited. Nishani said he would not be going to Macedonia out of “disappointment with the destructive conditionality that is being […]

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News from the United Kingdom, Wednesday 29th May 2013

Channel 4 News: Far-right extremism: who are the EDL? ‘Online support for the EDL has soared since the murder of Lee Rigby. But who are its supporters, and what does the far-right group stand for? Channel 4 News investigates.’ Huffington Post: Overreacting to extremism ‘could bring back Al Qaeda’ ex CIA officer warns. ‘One of […]

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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 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 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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