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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Wednesday 29th May 2013

BALKANS Balkan Insight: Albania President Shuns Balkan Summit Over Kosovo. ‘President Bujar Nishani on Tuesday said he would not participate in the summit of the South-East European Cooperation Process, SEECP, after his Kosovo counterpart was not invited. Nishani said he would not be going to Macedonia out of “disappointment with the destructive conditionality that is being […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Tuesday 28th May 2013

BULGARIA Balkan Insight: Bulgaria’s Ex-PM Apologises for Nationalists’ ‘Insults’. ‘Former prime minister and head of the GERB party Boyko Borisov apologised to foreign diplomats for the behaviour of Bulgarian nationalist leader Volen Siderov. “As a Bulgarian, I want to apologise for being in the same room with people who insulted you, and for having some members […]

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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, 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, Wednesday 22nd May 2013

BALKANS B92: Two war crimes suspects arrested. ‘This was announced on Tuesday in Belgrade by the Serbian War Crimes Prosecution. The war crimes allegations concern the conflict in Kosovo. The two suspects – identified as K.V. and P.L. – have been placed under arrest on the order of the prosecution. They, along with three others, are […]

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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, Thursday 16th May 2013

BALKANS Balkan Insight: Serbia’s EU Progress Linked to Bulgarian Minority Rights. ‘Marin Raykov, Bulgaria’s caretaker prime minister and foreign minister, said that ensuring the rights and welfare of the ethnic Bulgarian minority in Serbia was a condition for Belgrade’s progress towards EU membership. “The condition of the rights and freedoms of Bulgarians in the Tsaribrod [Dimitrovgrad] […]

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News from Western Europe, Wednesday 15th May 2013

EUROPE New Europe: Political institutions ‘losing legitimacy’ to extremists. ‘European politicians need to recover “democratic legitimisation” of the economic crisis if the rise of extremists is to be quelled, a high-level conference has been told. Speaking at the conference Right-wing Extremism and Hate Crime: Minorities Under Pressure in Europe and Beyond, in Oslo on 14 May, […]

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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, 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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