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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Friday 11th January 2013

Austria Deutsche Welle: Asylum seekers occupy Viennese church. ‘Political refugees in Vienna are starving themselves to protest against poor living conditions. The Austrian government wants the protest to end as soon as possible – but it seems there’s no end in sight.’ Czech Republic BBC News: Why Vaclav Klaus divides Czechs. ‘Nine candidates – ranging from an [...]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Tuesday 8th January 2013

Austria JTA: Austrian Jewish leader warns of rising anti-Semitism. ‘The number of anti-Semitic incidents documented in 2012 by Austria’s Jewish community doubled from the previous year, the leader of Vienna’s Jewish community said. Oskar Deutsch told the Kurier newspaper that the Jewish community registered 135 such incidents last year, compared to 71 in 2011. Still, Jews increasingly [...]

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Central and Eastern Europe Tracker 11.12.12

Austria: Eurasia Review: Albanian Passport Offer Makes Waves In Balkans. ‘Albania’s announcement that it plans to offer speedy citizenship to ethnic Albanians across the world has stirred huge interest in Kosovo while ruffling feathers elsewhere in the region. Kosovars have been crowding outside the Albanian embassy in Pristina in larger numbers than usual lately, in [...]

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Central and Eastern Europe Tracker 07.12.12

Austria JTA: Lauder accused of trying to buy Jewish election in Vienna. ‘The head of Vienna’s Jewish community accused Ronald Lauder of trying to buy the election for the community presidency, JTA has learned.’ Jewish Chronicle: Austrian community says Ron Lauder “unwelcome”. ‘The Austrian Jewish community has declared World Jewish Congress President Ronald Lauder an “unwelcome person” [...]

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Central and Eastern Europe Tracker 22.11.12

Austria: Montreal Gazette: Ex-official of Austrian far-right party charged over posters targeting ‘Moroccan thieves’. ‘A former senior official from Austria’s far-right party is facing criminal charges for his role in election campaign posters last year that condemned so-called “Moroccan thieves.” The Freedom Party slogan for local elections in Innsbruck translated as “Love your home country [...]

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Central and Eastern Europe Tracker 19.11.2012

Austria: Chicago Tribune: Austria’s right-wing parties could form coalition. ‘Austria’s three strongest right-wing parties could form a coalition government after an election next year, the leader of the far-right Freedom Party (FPO) told Oesterreich newspaper.’ ‘According to Oesterreich’s latest opinion poll, the two parties together have 51 percent of the popular vote, after falling below [...]

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Central and Eastern Europe Tracker 12.11.12

Austria: Daily Mail: Offended Russian politician wants to buy home where Adolf was born to stop it being turned into luxury flats. ‘A Russian MP is making a bid to buy the house where Adolf Hitler was born to destroy it – thus thwarting plans by the town’s mayor to renovate it into luxury apartments. [...]

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Central and Eastern Europe Tracker 09.11.12

Austria: Europe Online: Party founded by billionaire forms in Austrian parliament. ‘A new political faction was formed in the Austrian parliament Thursday when five legislators joined the party founded by Austrian-Canadian automotive billionaire Frank Stronach. The five switched allegiance from the Alliance for the Future of Austria, founded by the late far-right politician Joerg Haider.’ [...]

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Central and Eastern Europe Tracker 05.11.12

Austria: Austrian Independent: Far Right video shows regional boss as Bond-style tough guy. ‘Austria’s Far Right Freedom Party leader in Carinthia, Kurt Scheuch, has landed in hot water after creating a short You Tube video in which he portrays himself as a James Bond style character, loosely claiming that the video is to protect animal [...]

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Central and Eastern Europe Tracker 22.10.12

Austria: Kuwait News Agency: ESM complaint reaches constitutional court. ‘An individual complaint about the euro rescue umbrella (European Stability Mechanism, ESM) from the leader of the right-wing opposition Freedom Party (FP) Heinz-Christian Strache has reached the constitutional court (VfGH).’ Bulgaria: Novinite: Roma mocking Bulgarian history to face prosecution. ‘The leader of Bulgaria’s far-right, nationalist party [...]

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