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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 Western Europe, Tuesday 4th June 2013

AUSTRIA Translated from German – Die Presse: FPÖ politician beaten. ‘Vienna Favorites several FPÖ functionaries have become victims of attacks in recent days. On Saturday, a district councilor was beaten when leaving the tram, even in building an information booth there was a last attack. For the incidents were “apparently politically motivated violent offenders” responsible to FP-chairman Heinz-Christian […]

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News from Western Europe, Thursday 30th May 2013

DEMNARK The Copenhagen Post: DF wants spin doctors banned. ‘Right wing party Dansk Folkeparti (DF) thinks that political spin doctors should be banned and that any political, tactical or press-related advice should be given via public officials in the ministries. The DF argument comes despite a recently-published report from a Finance Ministry panel that concluded that […]

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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 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, Thursday 9th May 2013

BALKANS Balkan Insight: Bosnian Serbs’ Independence Rhetoric Worries Inzko. ‘In his latest report to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Inzko – the highest international authority in Bosnia and Herzegovina – warned of continuing challenges to the country’s sovereignty from politicians in the Serb-dominated entity Republika Srpska. Inzko explained that the past six months have seen continued provocative […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Wednesday 24th April 2013

BALKANS Balkan Insight: Serbian Paramilitary Describes Massacre of Kosovo Villagers. ‘Witness Zoran Raskovic, who was a member of the Jackals during the Kosovo war, gave vivid testimony at Belgrade special court about the brutal murders committed by his unit. “It was early in the morning when we entered [the Kosovo village of] Ljubenic,” Raskovic told the […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Monday 22nd April 2013

BALKANS Eurasia Review: Historic Agreement Could Pave Way For Kosovo And Serbia. ‘An EU-brokered accord between Kosovo and Serbia over the administration of northern Kosovo will pave the way for both countries to begin membership negotiations with the Union. The 15-point agreement, which give Serbs in northern Kosovo their own police force and appeals court, was […]

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News from Western Europe, Friday 19th April 2013

EUROPE Tranlsated fromm Dutch – Volkskrant: Hague PVV wants ‘lokhomo’ betting for discrimination. ‘Van der Helm thinks of ‘lokjoden’, ‘lokhomo’s’ and ‘lokvrouwen’ that can be used to encourage young people to identify and discriminate causing nuisance. In the Hague Schilderswijk Alderman Marnix Norder (Integration) sees nothing in the plan. Other parties are not in favor of using tuiglokkers. The […]

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News from Western Europe, Tuesday 16th April 2013

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