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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Friday 15th February 2013

BULGARIA Novinite: NGO Protests Upcoming Neo-Nazi Rally in Sofia. ‘The European Network against Racism (ENAR) has demanded that the so-calledLukov March scheduled to take place in Sofia on February 16 is cancelled. The NGO has sent a letter to Sofia Mayor Yordanka Fandakova and Bulgaria’s Ombudsman Konstantin Penchev demanding the cancellation of the neo-Nazi torch procession that commemorate a controversial Bulgarian general. ENAR [...]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Thursday 14th February 2013

Austria Der Standard: Freedom Party councillor resigns after questionable Facebook posts. ‘After it became known that the National Office determined for constitutional protection because of questionable postings of two Upper Austrian FPÖ mandates, one of them has taken the consequences: Fabian W. from Franking (district Braunau) is no longer a party member and renounced his [...]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Wednesday 13th February 2013

Bulgaria Focus: Bulgaria President to hold traditional Month of Political Consultations. ‘Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev is to launch Monday, February 11, the traditional Month of the Political Consultations with the parliamentary represented parties, the press centre of the President’s Office announced. President Plevneliev will meet with representatives of the Blue Coalition, Ataka, the Movement for [...]

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

Austria Translated from German – Die Presse: Nine “identity-Wiener” occupied Votivkirche. ‘The Votivkirche in Vienna,  home to between 40 to 50 refugees, was  ”occupied” on Sunday by nine men were calling themselves “The identitarian Vienna”. A few hours later, the action was over. A supporter of the refugees, according the nine occupants was escorted out of the church by the police [...]

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

Albania Washington Post: Albanian court clears police in protesters’ deaths, ruling criticized by United States. ’An Albanian court acquitted two senior police officers on Thursday of shooting dead four opposition supporters during an anti-government protest in 2011. The ruling was bluntly criticized by the United States, which provided assistance in the forensic investigation, and was met with [...]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Tuesday 5th February 2013

Albania Osservatorio Balsconi e Caucaso: Albania: the nationalist revival. ‘For the first time in the recent history of Albania, extreme nationalism has political representation: the Red and Black Alliance. An interview with anthropologist Armanda Kodra Armanda Kodra, anthropologist from Tirana, works in the fields of comparative Balkan studies, urban history, and ethnic relations in the [...]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Monday 4th February 2013

Austria Reuters: Nine arrested in right-wing Austria ball protest. ‘More than 2,500 joined protests against the Academics’ Ball on Friday night which was hosted by Austria’s far-right Freedom Party and has in the past attracted right-wing icons such as France’s Marine le Pen. Police had closed off a large area around the palace, which contains several [...]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Friday 1st February 2013

Bulgaria Novinite: Bulgarian MP Questions FinMin in Science Fund Abuse. ‘The Chair of the Parliamentary Education Committee, Ognyan Stoichkov, is questioning the control of Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister, Simeon Djankov, on Bulgaria’s embattled Science Research Fund. On Monday, the scandal with abuses at the Fund led to the resignation of itsmanager and Education Minister, Sergey Ignatov. Stoichkov, who is a Memberof the Parliament from the [...]

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News from Western Europe, Friday 1st February 2013

France The Telegraph: Adolf Hitler anniversary: Angela Merkel warns far-Right could rise again. ‘Nationwide events to highlight Nazi atrocities and the obiliteration of whole segments of German society were staged to deliver the message never again. Chancellor Merkel gave a speech timed to coincide with the moment that President Paul von Hindenburg, appointed Hitler as [...]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Thursday 31st January 2013

Bulgaria Novinite: Bulgaria’s GERB Party Becomes Extinct without Borisov – Poll. ‘Nearly sixty five percent of Bulgarians who support the ruling GERB party would give up on it if its leader and Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, was to withdraw. The poll has been conducted by the Institute for Modern Policy, showing, as Standard daily writes, that the ruling Citizens for [...]

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