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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Thursday 2nd May 2013

BALKANS B92: 18 years since killings, expulsion of Serbs in Croatia. ‘During the attack, Croatian forces occupied Serb part of Western Slavonia – the UN protected area Sector West – in only 30 hours. After a mass for Croatian victims, President Ivo Josipović, a government delegation headed by Prime Minister Zoran Milanović and a delegation of […]

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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 Western Europe, Friday 26th April 2013

EUROPE Translated from Dutch – Volkskrant: More terrorist attacks in Europe. ‘The number of terrorist attacks in Europe has increased considerably last year. In 2012 there were within the European Union 219, 174 a year earlier. This is evident from Thursday published figures from the European police organization Europol. Of all incidents within the EU the vast majority […]

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News from Western Europe, Thursday 25th April 2013

EUROPE Analysis – Eurasia Review: Lone Wolf Terrorism: Learning From The Breivik Case. ‘There is an urgent need to better understand lone wolf terrorism, in general, and the Breivik case, specifically, placing the threat in the right context. This analysis is based on the principles of transformative learning theory, an educational aspect of adult learning theory, […]

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News from Western Europe, Friday 19th April 2013

EUROPE Tranlsated fromm Dutch – Volkskrant: Hague PVV wants ‘lokhomo’ betting for discrimination. ‘Van der Helm thinks of ‘lokjoden’, ‘lokhomo’s’ and ‘lokvrouwen’ that can be used to encourage young people to identify and discriminate causing nuisance. In the Hague Schilderswijk Alderman Marnix Norder (Integration) sees nothing in the plan. Other parties are not in favor of using tuiglokkers. 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, Wednesday 10th April 2013

ARMENIA Reuters: Armenian opposition cries foul as president is inaugurated. ‘housands of Armenians protested in Yerevan on Tuesday against the inauguration of President Serzh Sarksyan for a second term, saying that his re-election had been fixed. Across town, Sarksyan said in his inauguration speech that developing the economy, ensuring the rule of law and deepening democracy were […]

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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, Wednesday 3rd April 2013

ALBANIA The Voice of Russia: Albanian film-makers push to ban Emir Kusturica from Kosovo. ‘President of Kosovo’s Film Artists Union Lirak Celaj has called on the government of the breakaway Serbian province to ban Emir Kusturica from travelling in Kosovo after the news that the famous Serbian film-maker is planning to shoot a movie about […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Wednesday 27th March

BELARUS Radio Free Europe : Prominent Belarusian Opposition Activist Arrested Again. ‘Prominent Belarusian opposition activist Syarhey Kavalenka was arrested in the eastern city of Vitsebsk on March 25. Kavalenka’s wife, Alena Kavalenka, told RFE/RL that government authorities did not give any clear details about why her husband was arrested. Kavalenka made headlines last year for his […]

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