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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Thursday 30th May 2013

BALKANS B92: Macedonia “protects dignity and integrity,” cancels summit. ‘Macedonian President Gjorge Ivanov said he canceled the event to protect the state interest and dignity of Macedonia, noting that his country does not want to take part in a game of vetoes, let alone a boycott. Three countries – Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and Romania – objected to […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Wednesday 29th May 2013

BALKANS Balkan Insight: Albania President Shuns Balkan Summit Over Kosovo. ‘President Bujar Nishani on Tuesday said he would not participate in the summit of the South-East European Cooperation Process, SEECP, after his Kosovo counterpart was not invited. Nishani said he would not be going to Macedonia out of “disappointment with the destructive conditionality that is being […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Tuesday 28th May 2013

BULGARIA Balkan Insight: Bulgaria’s Ex-PM Apologises for Nationalists’ ‘Insults’. ‘Former prime minister and head of the GERB party Boyko Borisov apologised to foreign diplomats for the behaviour of Bulgarian nationalist leader Volen Siderov. “As a Bulgarian, I want to apologise for being in the same room with people who insulted you, and for having some members […]

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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 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, Friday 29th March 2013

BOSNIA Balkan Insight : Bosnians Must Solve Federation Crisis, OHR Says. ‘A meeting on Tuesday of the Peace Implementation Council, the international body charged with overseeing the 1995 Dayton Peace Agreement, said Bosnia’s High Representative will not intervene to solve the ongoing political crisis in the country’s Federation entity. “The authorities must stop expecting the International […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Friday 22nd March 2013

BALKANS The Independent: Croatia vs Serbia the rematch: memories of riots, battles and war crimes. ‘It was in the Maksimir Stadium that the tremors that presaged the Yugoslav wars first erupted, as a mass riot broke out between fans of Red Star Belgrade and Dinamo Zagreb in May 1990. With fists flying and knives drawn, […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Thursday 28th February 2013

BOSNIA Balkan Insight: Islamism and Bosniak Nationalism May Unite, Report. ‘The latest briefing from the International Crisis Group, a think tank, entitled “Bosnia’s Dangerous Tango: Islam and Nationalism”, warns of the danger of a fusion between Bosniak nationalism and Islam. “Political Islam is a novelty in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), and its rise is seen […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Wednesday 23rd January 2013

Bulgaria Novinite: Bulgarian Nationalist Chief Blames Turkey for Attack on Dogan. ‘Turkey wants to interfere in Bulgaria’s internal affairs through the attack on ethnic Turkish leader Ahmed Dogan. The statement was made by the leader of the country’s far-right, nationalist Ataka party, Volen Siderov. He explained he had received the above information from an intelligence source, stressing he would not disclose his […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Monday 21st January 2013

Bulgaria Novinite: Bulgarian Nationalist Leader: Assault Will Consolidate Turkish Party. ‘The assassination attempt against Movement for Rights and Freedoms leader Ahmed Dogan has been made possible by the gross negligence of security officers, according to nationalist Ataka party leader Volen Siderov. “The fact that someone walked up to the front of the hall with a gun speaks either of gross incompetence on the […]

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