Territory Archives: Latvia

News from Central and Eastern Europe, Monday 3rd June 2013

BALKANS Balkan Insight: Macedonia Rescues Threatened Ministerial Summit. ‘Macedonia has salvaged a threatened regional ministerial conference after two countries at the heart of a diplomatic stand-off, Serbia and Kosovo, agreed to sit at the same table at the meeting. The breakthrough occurred after host country Macedonia downgraded the meeting to an “informal” one. Kosovo then said […]

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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 Central and Eastern Europe, Friday 19th April 2013

BALKANS Eurasia Review: Serbia And Kosovo Haggle Over EU Deal. ‘After almost 14 hours of EU-mediated talks between Belgrade and Pristina, Hashim Thaci said that while Kosovo had accepted the latest EU plan, Serbia was blocking a deal. “I hope they [Serbia] will accept it in the upcoming days,” Prime Minister Thaci said. On the other […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Monday 15th April 2013

BALKANS B92: Serbia wants to reach agreement, first deputy PM says. ‘First Deputy Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić says that Serbia wants to reach an agreement with Priština and the international community. However, he stressed that the agreement needed to be harmonized with “our elementary state and national interests”. Vučić added that a solution would be “a […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Friday 5th April 2013

BALKANS Balkan Insight: Karadzic ‘Sacrificed Himself for Serbs’, Says Dodik. ‘The president of Bosnia’s Serb-dominated entity Republika Srpska, Milorad Dodik, said that Karadzic had given everything for his people, which was why he would testify in his defence next week at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, ICTY. “Karadzic sacrificed himself and the well-being […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Monday 25th March 2013

ALBANIA B92: Albanian schools teach about “territorial injustices“. ‘High school fourth graders in Albania are being taught that several territories in the Balkans have been “unjustly given” to neighboring countries. A geography textbook that the Beta news agency has had a chance to see thus reads that “eastern Kosovo” was “given to Serbia” in this […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Friday 8th March 2013

CYRPUS New York Times:Trial of Courier Tied to Terror Plots Ends, Putting Pressure on Hezbollah. ‘For days after his arrest by the Cypriot police, Hossam Taleb Yaacoub kept to the cover story he had spent years building: He was a Lebanese businessman looking for import opportunities, not an operative for the Shiite militant group Hezbollah scouting potential targets […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Thursday 24th January 2013

Austria Reuters: Austrian far-right leader wants vote on exiting euro – report. ‘The leader of Austria’s far-right Freedom Party (FPO) has called for a referendum on whether the country should give up the euro currency and said leaving the European Union was a possibility, according to an interview in Oesterreich newspaper. Saying he was inspired […]

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