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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Thursday 6th June 2013

BULGARIA Reuters: Bulgaria says Hezbollah’s role in bus bombing unproven. ‘Bulgaria backed down on Wednesday from charges it made a few months ago that Hezbollah was behind a deadly bus bombing on its territory, complicating a British push for the EU to blacklist the militant Shi’ite Muslim group. The country’s new Socialist-led government said it only […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Monday 3rd June 2013

BALKANS Balkan Insight: Macedonia Rescues Threatened Ministerial Summit. ‘Macedonia has salvaged a threatened regional ministerial conference after two countries at the heart of a diplomatic stand-off, Serbia and Kosovo, agreed to sit at the same table at the meeting. The breakthrough occurred after host country Macedonia downgraded the meeting to an “informal” one. Kosovo then said […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Tuesday 21st May 2013

BALKANS RFE/RL: New Serbia-Kosovo Talks Planned In Brussels. ‘cThe Serbian and Kosovar prime ministers are due to meet under European Union mediation to discuss implementation of the accord to normalize relations between Serbia and Kosovo. The May 21 talks in Brussels bring together Serbian Prime Minister Ivica Dacic and his ethnic Albanian Kosovo counterpart, Hashim Thaci. […]

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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 Western Europe, Wednesday 8th May 2013

EUROPE Tranlsated from Germna – Zeit Online: World Jewish Congress calls for ban all neo-Nazi parties. ‘At the conclusion of its annual meeting of the World Jewish Congress (WJC) hasurged governments in Europe to ban right-wing extremist parties. States should consider to ban neo-Nazi parties and organizations who wanted to overthrow the democratic order and threatened minorities, the […]

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News from Western Europe, Monday 29th April 2013

EUROPE Video – RT: Clampdown on Islam in Europe drives young Muslims to Syrian war. ‘Backslash on multiculturalism in Europe and easy access to global jihad info on the web prompts young Muslims from France and other EU states to join the Syrian rebels, Jean-Yves Camus, a specialist on extremism, told RT. The EU’s anti-terror chief, […]

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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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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Monday 15th April 2013

BALKANS B92: Serbia wants to reach agreement, first deputy PM says. ‘First Deputy Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić says that Serbia wants to reach an agreement with Priština and the international community. However, he stressed that the agreement needed to be harmonized with “our elementary state and national interests”. Vučić added that a solution would be “a […]

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News from Western Europe, Wednesday 10th April 2013

EUROPE EurActiv: Doctors warn of rising xenophobia in Europe’s healthcare systems. ‘Austerity measures adopted in Europe in response to the public debt crisis have a devastating impact on healthcare services, resulting in rising xenophobia in countries like Greece and Spain, the humanitarian group Doctors of the World said Tuesday (9 April).’ AUSTRIA Reuters: Magnate Stronach lays out anti-political […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Monday 8th April 2013

RESEARCH The Political Quarterly: Whatever Happened to Greece? ‘The sovereign debt crisis in Greece and other periphery countries is a yardstick for the viability of the European project: if Greece defaults and exits the Euro-zone, then the entire European architecture will be questioned. This article examines the origins of the Greek debt crisis and argues that […]

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