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News from Western Europe, Thursday 4th April 2013

EUROPE Video – EurActiv: European integration must continue, says Verheugen. ‘Speaking in the margin of a EurActiv’s workshop on the ‘Future of Europe,’ Verheugen stressed the importance of fostering deeper EU integration, adding it is the only way the EU can “cope with the challenges of the future”. “We are in a changing global environment and I […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Tuesday 12th March 2013

GREECE Ekathimerini: WWII hero, SYRIZA MP Glezos in hospital with respiratory infection. ‘Second World War hero and SYRIZA MP Manolis Glezos has been admitted to hospital in Athens after complaining of breathing problems.’ Greek Reporter: Greece Denies Turkish Terrorist Report. ‘Reports in the Turkish media that Greece closed down two Kurdish terrorist camps near Athens […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Monday 11th March 2013

ARMENIA Ria Novosti: Armenian Opposition Leader Goes on Hunger Strike. ‘Opposition politician who ran for presidency in Armenia last month said Sunday that he has gone on hunger strike to protest against the official election results. Raffi Hovhannisyan, US-born leader of the opposition Heritage party, came in the second at the February 18 presidential election with 36.74 […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Tuesday 12th February 2013

Austrian Der Spiegel: The Viennese Swamp: Corruption and Attacks Mark Austrian Election Year. ‘Austria’s political leadership has been mired in a swamp of scandal in recent months. With four state elections and a national poll scheduled for this year, the mudslinging has thus far been intense. The campaign has become particularly absurd on the far right. Carinthia, […]

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News from Western Europe, Monday 4th February 2013

Finland YLE: Knifing at event dealing with right-wing extremism. ‘One person was injured Wednesday evening in a knifing that took place in the Jyväskylä city library where a presentation was underway of a new book about the extreme right in Finland.’ France Al Jazeera: Punishing #RacistTweets. ‘Last week, a French court ruled that Twitter must furnish authorities with personal […]

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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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Central and Eastern Europe Tracker 26.09.12

Austria: Reuters: Austrians debate what to do with baby Hitler’s home. ‘The question of what to do with it now is exposing splits between those who want to highlight its past and those who want to turn the page on an inglorious chapter of local history. The mayor of Braunau, Johannes Waidbacher, caused a stir […]

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Europe Tracker 10.09.12

The Guardian: The Dutch Socialist Party (SP) are on target to double their seats in the September 12 election. They have campaigned against Europe and national austerity measures. On these issues, the Socialists have taken a similar stance as that taken by the far right Freedom Party (PVV). Together, they are set to take a […]

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