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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Tuesday 4th June 2013

BALKANS B92: Serbia determined to protect Kosovo Serbs’ rights. ‘The Serbian president made the statement during Monday’s meeting with Philippe Douste-Blazy, under-secretary general of the United Nations and France’s former minister of foreign affairs. In what was described as “a cordial and friendly conversation,” Nikolić informed his guest about progress Serbia has made in this respect. […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Monday 27th May 2013

BALKANS B92: K. Serbs want guarantees they will be Serbian citizens. ‘Ex-Ministry for Kosovo State Secretary Oliver Ivanović says Kosovo Serbs want guarantees from the government that they will be Serbian citizens.   “They request guarantees that they will have political security and economic perspective and only our government in Belgrade can guarantee that,” he stressed. […]

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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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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Thursday 23rd May 2013

BALKANS B92: Kosovo Serbs against implementation of Brussels agreement. ‘Kosovska Mitrovica District Head Radenko Nedeljković says that political representatives of northern Kosovo Serbs have not accepted the Brussels agreement. “Our position has not changed, we have the same stance and that is that the agreement does not even guarantee the minimum of preconditions for survival and […]

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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, 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 Central and Eastern Europe, Thursday 2nd May 2013

BALKANS B92: 18 years since killings, expulsion of Serbs in Croatia. ‘During the attack, Croatian forces occupied Serb part of Western Slavonia – the UN protected area Sector West – in only 30 hours. After a mass for Croatian victims, President Ivo Josipović, a government delegation headed by Prime Minister Zoran Milanović and a delegation of […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Tuesday 30th April 2013

ALBANIA Balkan Insight: Albania Nationalists Divided Ahead of Polls. ‘“Spahiu is not acting in the national interest but rather for personal interests,” said Dashamir Uruci, the party’s secretary for economic affairs, who resigned on Monday. Meanwhile the party’s agriculture secretary, Ago Nezha, who also resigned, said in an interview with the daily Shekulli that Spahiu ran the party […]

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News from Western Europe, Friday 26th April 2013

EUROPE Translated from Dutch – Volkskrant: More terrorist attacks in Europe. ‘The number of terrorist attacks in Europe has increased considerably last year. In 2012 there were within the European Union 219, 174 a year earlier. This is evident from Thursday published figures from the European police organization Europol. Of all incidents within the EU the vast majority […]

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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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