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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 Western Europe, Friday 17th May 2013

EUROPE Translated from German – Die Standard: First European Conference for gay rights. ‘According to a study commissioned by the Dutch government condemns a majority of citizens homosexuality Homosexuals are still discriminated against in Europe. The resulting studies, which on Thursday in The Hague at the first European conference on the rights and the social acceptance […]

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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, 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 Central and Eastern Europe, Tuesday 14th May 2013

ALBANIA SETimes: Murder must not be motivated by religion. ‘The recent killing of an elderly Muslim man in Albania highlights the growing trend of pinning religious motives to crimes, an action that goes against moderate Islamic beliefs, experts said. The suspect, who was apprehended by police, said that the old man was praying according to Albanian-Muslim […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Friday 3rd May 2013

EUROPE Comment – Open Democracy: Hate is where the heart is: Time for Europe to confront anti-Gypsyism. ‘Back in 1996, reflecting on the rise of Jorg Haider and the Freedom Party in Austria, the late Tony Judt cautioned against indulging the thought that this represented some kind of renascent fascism, “an echo of the ghosts of […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Thursday 21st March 2013

BALKANS Deutsche Welle: Optimism as Serbia and Kosovo seek to mend differences. ‘A spirit of optimism has emerged in EU-brokered talks between Serbia and Kosovo. As prospective fellow EU member states, the two have been trying to iron out differences so they can normalize relations. Serbia and Kosovo have made significant strides in resolving their […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Friday 15th March 2013

BALKANS Eurozine: Gender and sacrifice. ‘Gender divisions, deeply rooted in myth and in society, have spelled more violence and suffering for the Balkans than any concrete benefit. This is a state of affairs about which Capriqi is unequivocal. Whether it can be changed remains an open question.’ BULGARIA Associated Press: Bulgaria experiencing spate of self-immolations. ‘Security […]

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