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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, Monday 29th April 2013

BALKANS Video – Press TV: Serbian president apologizes for Srebrenica massacre. ‘The apology is the first of its kind from Serbia regarding the massacre of more than 8,000 Muslim boys and men in the Bosnian town of Srebrenica back in the 1990s.’ Reuters: Don’t let referendum hold up Kosovo accord, EU tells Serbia. ‘The European Union cautioned […]

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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 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, 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 Central and Eastern Europe, Tuesday 9th April 2013

ALBANIA Balkan Insight: Albania Nationalist Rally Fails to Draw Crowds. ‘The rally held outside Prime Minister Sali Berisha’s office, titled “April 7 Without Berisha”, gathered roughly 1,000 supporters of the nationalist party, who waved flags and chanted slogans against the government. “He left for Azerbaijan but wherever he goes he will not find closure,” declared the […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Friday 5th April 2013

BALKANS Balkan Insight: Karadzic ‘Sacrificed Himself for Serbs’, Says Dodik. ‘The president of Bosnia’s Serb-dominated entity Republika Srpska, Milorad Dodik, said that Karadzic had given everything for his people, which was why he would testify in his defence next week at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, ICTY. “Karadzic sacrificed himself and the well-being […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Thursday 4th April 2013

ALBANIA B92: Albanian message ”I hate Serbian people“ trending on Twitter. ‘Along the hashtag, Albanians are posting photographs from the 1999 war in Kosovo, while Serbian users responded with photos of Serbs who were murdered or driven out of their homes. Beside that, Serbs posted messages saying they were proud of their origins, which, according […]

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News from Western Europe, Tuesday 2nd April 2013

EUROPE LSE EUROPP blog: ‘Crisis, What Crisis?’ On the Virtues of Muddling Through in European Politics. ‘There can be little doubt that the EU faces a political crisis. But is this really an existential crisis for the European project, as many claim? Writing in a personal capacity, Henry Radice argues that muddling through a serious crisis, however […]

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