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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, Wednesday 1st May 2013

BALKANS Balkan Insight: Kosovo Serbs Mull Taking EU Deal to Court. ‘Kristimir Pantic, mayor of Mitrovica in northern Kosovo and deputy head of the Serbian government Office for Kosovo, says he wants the EU-led deal on Kosovo to go before the Serbian Constitutional Court. “I will propose that we ask Constitutional Court for an opinion on […]

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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, 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 Central and Eastern Europe, Thursday 14th February 2013

Austria Der Standard: Freedom Party councillor resigns after questionable Facebook posts. ‘After it became known that the National Office determined for constitutional protection because of questionable postings of two Upper Austrian FPÖ mandates, one of them has taken the consequences: Fabian W. from Franking (district Braunau) is no longer a party member and renounced his […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Friday 8th February 2013

Albania Washington Post: Albanian court clears police in protesters’ deaths, ruling criticized by United States. ‘An Albanian court acquitted two senior police officers on Thursday of shooting dead four opposition supporters during an anti-government protest in 2011. The ruling was bluntly criticized by the United States, which provided assistance in the forensic investigation, and was met with […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Thursday 7th February 2013

Bulgaria EurActiv: EU’s Ashton makes no mention of Hezbollah. ‘Catherine Ashton, the EU’s foreign policy chief, stopped short today (5 February) of linking Hezbollah to a terrorist attack at a Bulgarian airport last summer, despite recent findings suggesting the opposite. The Iranian-backed group is currently not on the EU list of terrorist organisations.’ Washington Post: Bulgaria says […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Tuesday 5th February 2013

Albania Osservatorio Balsconi e Caucaso: Albania: the nationalist revival. ‘For the first time in the recent history of Albania, extreme nationalism has political representation: the Red and Black Alliance. An interview with anthropologist Armanda Kodra Armanda Kodra, anthropologist from Tirana, works in the fields of comparative Balkan studies, urban history, and ethnic relations in the […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Thursday 31st January 2013

Bulgaria Novinite: Bulgaria’s GERB Party Becomes Extinct without Borisov – Poll. ‘Nearly sixty five percent of Bulgarians who support the ruling GERB party would give up on it if its leader and Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, was to withdraw. The poll has been conducted by the Institute for Modern Policy, showing, as Standard daily writes, that the ruling Citizens for […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Tuesday 8th January 2013

Austria JTA: Austrian Jewish leader warns of rising anti-Semitism. ‘The number of anti-Semitic incidents documented in 2012 by Austria’s Jewish community doubled from the previous year, the leader of Vienna’s Jewish community said. Oskar Deutsch told the Kurier newspaper that the Jewish community registered 135 such incidents last year, compared to 71 in 2011. Still, Jews increasingly […]

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