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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, 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, Tuesday 21st May 2013

BALKANS RFE/RL: New Serbia-Kosovo Talks Planned In Brussels. ‘cThe Serbian and Kosovar prime ministers are due to meet under European Union mediation to discuss implementation of the accord to normalize relations between Serbia and Kosovo. The May 21 talks in Brussels bring together Serbian Prime Minister Ivica Dacic and his ethnic Albanian Kosovo counterpart, Hashim Thaci. […]

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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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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Wednesday 1st May 2013

BALKANS Balkan Insight: Kosovo Serbs Mull Taking EU Deal to Court. ‘Kristimir Pantic, mayor of Mitrovica in northern Kosovo and deputy head of the Serbian government Office for Kosovo, says he wants the EU-led deal on Kosovo to go before the Serbian Constitutional Court. “I will propose that we ask Constitutional Court for an opinion on […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Wednesday 24th April 2013

BALKANS Balkan Insight: Serbian Paramilitary Describes Massacre of Kosovo Villagers. ‘Witness Zoran Raskovic, who was a member of the Jackals during the Kosovo war, gave vivid testimony at Belgrade special court about the brutal murders committed by his unit. “It was early in the morning when we entered [the Kosovo village of] Ljubenic,” Raskovic told the […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Monday 22nd April 2013

BALKANS Eurasia Review: Historic Agreement Could Pave Way For Kosovo And Serbia. ‘An EU-brokered accord between Kosovo and Serbia over the administration of northern Kosovo will pave the way for both countries to begin membership negotiations with the Union. The 15-point agreement, which give Serbs in northern Kosovo their own police force and appeals court, was […]

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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 12th April 2013

BALKANS RAPSI: Mladic ejected from ICTY courtroom for lashing out on Srebrenica witness. ‘Former Colonel General of the Bosnian Serb Army (VRS) Ratko Mladic was ejected from his trial at the International Criminal Tribunal for Yugoslavia (ICTY) Thursday morning after lashing out on a protected witness during testimony on the 1995 Srebrenica Massacre. An ICTY spokesperson […]

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