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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, Friday 10th May 2013

BALKANS B92: Priština, Belgrade “interpret agreement differently”. ‘Head of Belgrade’s team for the implementation of the Brussels agreement Marko Đurić says that Priština is exclusive in its interpretation of the deal. He stated that the two sides interpreted the essence of some regulations differently. “The main stumbling blocks are the forming of the community of Serb […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Tuesday 12th March 2013

GREECE Ekathimerini: WWII hero, SYRIZA MP Glezos in hospital with respiratory infection. ‘Second World War hero and SYRIZA MP Manolis Glezos has been admitted to hospital in Athens after complaining of breathing problems.’ Greek Reporter: Greece Denies Turkish Terrorist Report. ‘Reports in the Turkish media that Greece closed down two Kurdish terrorist camps near Athens […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Tuesday 19th February 2013

ARMENIA   Video – Al Jazeera: Armenia’s president wins re-election. ‘Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan has won re-election with more than 58 percent of the vote, official results showed, as his main rival cried foul. The Central Election Commission said that tallies from all voting precincts showed former foreign minister Raffi Hovannisian trailing in a distant second place with 36.8 […]

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Central and Eastern Europe Tracker 12.10.12

Research: Journal of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism: Europe’s experience in countering radicalisation: approaches and challenges. ‘Since the mid-2000s, several European countries have developed comprehensive counter-radicalisation programs as part of their counter-terrorism strategies, seeking to de-radicalise or disengage committed militants and, with even greater intensity, prevent the radicalisation of new ones. This article describes the genesis, […]

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Central and Eastern Europe Tracker 05.10.12

Greece: Digital Journal: Greece’s Golden Dawn opens Canadian branch in Montreal. ‘Golden Dawn (Chrysi Avgi) the ultra-nationalist Greek political party that has recently soared in popularity, has now expanded its overseas branches, opening a chapter in Montreal, QC. With an established support base in both Melbourne and New York, Golden Dawn has now attracted a […]

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Hungary’s fragmented left leaves space wide open for populist Right

Hungary, once the poster child of post-communist transition, has fallen from its pedestal of liberal democratization. International media and human rights watchdogs have been raising red flags since nationalist conservative party Fidesz came into power in 2010 with a two-thirds majority in Parliament and young radical right party Jobbik became the third largest party in […]

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