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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, 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, Monday 27th May 2013

BALKANS B92: K. Serbs want guarantees they will be Serbian citizens. ‘Ex-Ministry for Kosovo State Secretary Oliver Ivanović says Kosovo Serbs want guarantees from the government that they will be Serbian citizens.   “They request guarantees that they will have political security and economic perspective and only our government in Belgrade can guarantee that,” he stressed. […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Friday 24th May 2013

BALKANS Balkan Insight: Kosovo, Serbia Agree EU Deal Action Plan. ‘The EU foreign policy chief, Catherine Ashton, said the prime ministers of Kosovo and Serbia on Wednesday agreed a fixed text on implementing the recent EU-brokered deal. Hashim Thaci and Ivica Dacic “will be in touch with me by the end of the week,” Ashton added. […]

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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, Wednesday 15th May 2013

BALKANS Balkan Insight: Serbian Police Official Apologises for Kosovo War Crimes. ‘Former high-ranking Serbian interior ministry official Vlastimir Djordjevic admitted war crimes were committed against Kosovo Albanians during the 1999 conflict and apologised to civilian victims.’

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Wednesday 8th May 2013

EUROPE EU Observer: Croatia and Slovenia most corrupt in EU. ‘Croatia, about to enter the EU, is one of the most corrupt countries on the continent, according to a new survey. But it is not as corrupt as Slovenia, which is already a member. The findings come in an annual report on corporate graft published on […]

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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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