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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 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 Central and Eastern Europe, Friday 17th May 2013

BALKANS Eurasia Review: Bosnia’s Dodik Urges Serbs To Unite. ‘The president of the country’s Serb-dominated entity Republika Srpska, Milorad Dodik, said that Bosnia was unworkable as a state and that Serbs should unite. Dodik said on Wednesday in Belgrade that it was time for Serb political elites to get together. “Serbs as a people have two […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Monday 13th May 2013

ALBANIA Balkan Insight: Albania Politicians Chided for Anti-Gay Slurs. ‘Albania’s anti-discrimination commissioner, Irma Baraku, has asked two politicians to issue a public apology to the gay community for offensive comments made in the media. Irma Baraku accused the deputy defence minister, Ekrem Spahia, of using undignified language in a TV debate on March 21, which “violates […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Wednesday 1st May 2013

BALKANS Balkan Insight: Kosovo Serbs Mull Taking EU Deal to Court. ‘Kristimir Pantic, mayor of Mitrovica in northern Kosovo and deputy head of the Serbian government Office for Kosovo, says he wants the EU-led deal on Kosovo to go before the Serbian Constitutional Court. “I will propose that we ask Constitutional Court for an opinion on […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Friday 26th April 2013

BALKANS Balkan Insight: Serbian Rightists Charge Kosovo Deal as Treason. ‘The legal team of the nationalist party Dveri (“Doors”) on Wednesday filed charges with the Prosecutor’s Office against members of the Serbian delegation who took part in recent EU-led talks with Kosovo. The party accuses them of grave crimes against the constitution and the security of […]

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News from Western Europe, Thursday 11th April 2013

EUROPE UPI: Femen’s Islam-bashing disregards Muslim feminism. ‘”International Topless Jihad Day”–organized in several European capitals on April 4 by the feminist group Femen–was a setback for women in the Muslim world. All it did was give religious extremists a good reason to denounce feminism as an importation of the West that insults cultures and religions.’ New […]

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News from the United Kingdom, Wednesday 10th April 2013

Public Service: British now “more tolerant of immigrants”. ‘Britons have become more tolerant of immigrants, according to a study by Oxford University, since the last influx of eastern Europeans – but they are still less tolerant than most other western European countries. The research, carried out by Anne-Marie Jeannet, is said to have concluded that between […]

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News from Western Europe, Monday 1st April 2013

EUROPE JN1: Islamist websites outnumber moderates 100-1. ‘There are more than 10,000 extremist websites on the Internet compared to fewer than 100 countering them. They support murder, the overthrow of governments, and wars of extermination. Experts on the problem think the world needs to do something about it. Rohan Gunaratna, who heads the International Centre […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Tuesday 26th March 2013

EUROPE Translated from German – Die Welt: The protests in southern Europe lacks the decency. ‘Lack decency and political culture? Unlike the ongoing Nazi comparisons in regions hit by the euro crisis southern European states are difficult to explain.’ ALBANIA Balkan Insight: Albania is Europe’s Most Homophobic Country, Survey Says. ‘The results, part of the […]

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