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News from Western Europe, Wednesday 29th May 2013

EUROPE Audio – NPR: Violence In Europe Leaves People Fearful. ‘The brutal murder of a soldier in London, and riots in Sweden’s capital, Stockholm, have people feeling uneasy in surrounding European communities. To find out more, host Michel Martin talks with NPR’s Europe correspondent Phil Reeves, and Mehdi Hasan, political director of The Huffington Post United […]

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News from Western Europe, Tuesday 28th May 2013

EUROPE Video – BBC News: EU ends arms embargo on Syria rebel. ‘European Union foreign ministers have said they will not renew an arms embargo on the Syrian opposition, due to expire on Saturday. But there was no immediate decision to send arms to Syrian rebels and all other sanctions remained in force, the EU foreign […]

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News from Western Europe, Friday 24th May 2013

EUROPE BBC News: Europe’s stance on Hezbollah hardens. ‘The attitude towards Hezbollah in Europe is changing markedly. In part, this is a response to the growing body of evidence from investigations in Bulgaria and Cyprus that indicate Hezbollah’s role in carrying out or planning attacks. But equally it reflects a growing frustration with the Lebanese Shia […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Tuesday 14th May 2013

ALBANIA SETimes: Murder must not be motivated by religion. ‘The recent killing of an elderly Muslim man in Albania highlights the growing trend of pinning religious motives to crimes, an action that goes against moderate Islamic beliefs, experts said. The suspect, who was apprehended by police, said that the old man was praying according to Albanian-Muslim […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Monday 13th May 2013

ALBANIA Balkan Insight: Albania Politicians Chided for Anti-Gay Slurs. ‘Albania’s anti-discrimination commissioner, Irma Baraku, has asked two politicians to issue a public apology to the gay community for offensive comments made in the media. Irma Baraku accused the deputy defence minister, Ekrem Spahia, of using undignified language in a TV debate on March 21, which “violates […]

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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, 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 Central and Eastern Europe, Friday 26th April 2013

BALKANS Balkan Insight: Serbian Rightists Charge Kosovo Deal as Treason. ‘The legal team of the nationalist party Dveri (“Doors”) on Wednesday filed charges with the Prosecutor’s Office against members of the Serbian delegation who took part in recent EU-led talks with Kosovo. The party accuses them of grave crimes against the constitution and the security of […]

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News from Western Europe, Thursday 18th April 2013

EUROPE Comment – LSE EUROPP Blog: Five minutes with William Outhwaite: “The chic ultra-right populism of Geert Wilders and others is certainly worrying”. ‘As part of our on-going Thinkers on Europe series, EUROPP’s editors Stuart A Brown and Chris Gilson spoke to Professor of Sociology William Outhwaite about the EU’s democratic deficit, the rise of the far-right, and whether sociologists […]

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News from Western Europe, Thursday 21st March 2013

EUROPE CNN: New al Qaeda document sheds light on Europe, U.S. attack plans. ‘A previously secret document found at Osama bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan sets out a detailed al Qaeda strategy for attacking targets in Europe and the United States. The document — a letter written to bin Laden in March 2010 by a […]

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