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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Thursday 4th April 2013

ALBANIA B92: Albanian message ”I hate Serbian people“ trending on Twitter. ‘Along the hashtag, Albanians are posting photographs from the 1999 war in Kosovo, while Serbian users responded with photos of Serbs who were murdered or driven out of their homes. Beside that, Serbs posted messages saying they were proud of their origins, which, according […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Tuesday 2nd April 2013

ARMENIA Vestnik Kavkaza : “Armavia” blames authorities for its bankruptcy. ‘The leadership of “Armavia,” the only Armenian airline has written a letter in which it states that the bankruptcy of the company is the fault of the Armenian authorities. The letter also calls the event “tragic” for Armenia. As previously reported by Vestnik Kavkaza, today the […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Monday 1st April 2013

ARMENIA Vestnik Kavkaza: Armenian opposition leader ends hunger strike. ‘An Armenian opposition politician who went on a hunger strike from March 10 in protest against the official results of the recent presidential elections said on Sunday he had decided to end the action.
Raffi Hovhannisyan, US-born leader of the opposition Heritage party, went out of his […]

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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, Tuesday 26th March 2013

EUROPE Translated from German – Die Welt: The protests in southern Europe lacks the decency. ‘Lack decency and political culture? Unlike the ongoing Nazi comparisons in regions hit by the euro crisis southern European states are difficult to explain.’ ALBANIA Balkan Insight: Albania is Europe’s Most Homophobic Country, Survey Says. ‘The results, part of the […]

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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 21st March 2013

BALKANS Deutsche Welle: Optimism as Serbia and Kosovo seek to mend differences. ‘A spirit of optimism has emerged in EU-brokered talks between Serbia and Kosovo. As prospective fellow EU member states, the two have been trying to iron out differences so they can normalize relations. Serbia and Kosovo have made significant strides in resolving their […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Wednesday 20th March 2013

BULGARIA AP: 4 dead, 1 wounded in Bulgaria shooting. ‘Police say a Bulgarian retired army officer opened fire on a Roma family who lived next door to him, killing three people and seriously wounding a fourth, before turning the gun on himself […] Police have been deployed in the area to prevent more bloodshed as […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Tuesday 19th March 2013

BELARUS RFE/RL: Former Belarus Intelligence Officer Gets Asylum In Lithuania. ‘Former Belarusian military intelligence officer Stsyapan Zakharchanka has been granted political asylum in Lithuania. Zakharchanka told RFE/RL on March 18 that Lithuanian authorities made the asylum decision last week. He said he would be allowed to stay in the European Union for five years.’ CROATIA […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Monday 18th March 2013

ALBANIA Iran Focus: Albania to take in members of Iranian opposition group. ‘The Albanian government said on Saturday the Balkan country was ready to take in 210 members of an Iranian opposition group who currently live at a former US military base in Iraq. “The government is ready to accommodate in Albania, for humanitarian reasons, […]

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