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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, Friday 31st May 2013

BALKANS Presseurop: Croatia responsible for crimes during Bosnian War. ‘Six former political and military leaders of the Bosnian Croats were sentenced to a total of 111 years in prison on May 29 by the International Criminal Court for the former Yugoslavia. They were found guilty of implementing an ethnic cleansing operation from 1992 to 1994 aimed at expelling […]

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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, 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 Western Europe, Friday 29th March 2013

AUSTRIA Translated from German – Die Presse: Muslims want public holidays in Austria. ‘The discussion on statutory holidays for Muslims in Austria takes up speed again. The chairman of the Muslim Central Council in Germany, Aiman ​​Mazyek had, over the WAZ Media Group demanded that the German states should introduce statutory holidays.That would be “an important political signal […]

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News from Western Europe, Tuesday 12th March 2013

EUROPE Deutsche Welle: Roma: more integration through education. ‘Despite democratic transformations in Eastern Europe, more than 10 million Roma face discrimination, especially in education. Change has been slow, although education is a key factor in overcoming poverty. It was during his first few days at school that Nedjo Osman found out he was different than […]

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News from Western Europe, Thursday 28th February 2013

EUROPE Global Post: Roma under fire in crisis-hit EU: Council of Europe chief. ‘Europe’s Roma are paying a high price amid the spiraling economic crisis, the head of the Council of Europe said Tuesday, warning that many more were likely to head westward as conditions deteriorate in the East. “Minorities in Europe are coming under a […]

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