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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, Wednesday 15th May 2013

BALKANS Balkan Insight: Serbian Police Official Apologises for Kosovo War Crimes. ‘Former high-ranking Serbian interior ministry official Vlastimir Djordjevic admitted war crimes were committed against Kosovo Albanians during the 1999 conflict and apologised to civilian victims.’

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Thursday 11th April 2013

BULGARIA Comment – Eurasia Review: Elections In Bulgaria: Is Change Really Possible? ‘In early February 2013, thousands of Bulgarian people staged rallies across Bulgaria accusing electricity companies of corruption and abnormally high electricity bills that exceed the people’s incomes. But later mass demonstrations turned into a non-partisan movement against corrupted state system in the country […]

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News from Western Europe, Wednesday 10th April 2013

EUROPE EurActiv: Doctors warn of rising xenophobia in Europe’s healthcare systems. ‘Austerity measures adopted in Europe in response to the public debt crisis have a devastating impact on healthcare services, resulting in rising xenophobia in countries like Greece and Spain, the humanitarian group Doctors of the World said Tuesday (9 April).’ AUSTRIA Reuters: Magnate Stronach lays out anti-political […]

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News from the United Kingdom, Thursday 28th March 2013

The Guardian: Abu Qatada: Theresa May loses latest attempt to deport Islamist cleric. ‘The home secretary, Theresa May, has lost her latest legal attempt to deport the radical Islamist cleric Abu Qatada back to Jordan. The three appeal court judges, who unanimously dismissed May’s appeal, reminded her in their ruling that “torture is universally abhorred as an evil”, and states […]

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News from Western Europe, Wednesday 16th January 2013

France Al Jazeera: Hollande: French troops will leave Mali once it has legitimate authorities, an election process and rebel threat is over. ‘President Hollande told a news conference during a visit to the United Arab Emirates : “We have one goal. To ensure that when we leave, when we end our intervention, Mali is safe, has legitimate authorities, an electoral process […]

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United Kingdom Tracker 01.10.12

BBC Northern Ireland: BNP leader Nick Griffin defends Fenian comment on Twitter: “The BNP leader Nick Griffin has defended using a derogatory term about Catholics on Twitter. Mr Griffin, who attended the Ulster Covenant event at Stormont in Belfast on Saturday, said he had used the word Fenian in a tweet after receiving abusive messages from republicans.” […]

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United Kingdom Tracker 25.09.12

The Guardian: Abu Hamza loses fight against extradition to the US. Following a decision from the European Court of Human Rights, Abu Hamza and four other terrorist suspects have lost their appeal against extradition to the United States. ‘A panel of five human rights judges sitting in Strasbourg rejected appeals to the court’s grand chamber from […]

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United Kingdom Tracker 24.09.12

Birmingham Mail: English Defence League and opposition groups plan demonstrations in Walsall town centre. ‘West Midlands Police said they were aware of the planned protest due to take place in the town centre on Saturday, 29 September, 2012’. A spokesman said: “As on previous occasions, the police have no power to ban a static protest – in fact the right to […]

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United Kingdom Tracker 20.09.12

Extremis Project: Anjem Choudary and a new group calling itself ‘The Defenders of the Prophet’ have called a demonstration this Friday at 3pm outside the French Embassy in London following the publication of cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammed naked in a French satirical magazine. In response Tommy Robinson of the English Defence League has announced a counter […]

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