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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Tuesday 15th January 2013

Austria World Jewish Congress: Court hands nine year jail term to leading Austrian neo-Nazi. ‘A court in Vienna has sentenced Gottfried Küssel, 54, a leading neo-Nazi figure in Austria, to nine years in prison for his role in launching an extreme-right website that glorified Nazism. Küssel had denied any wrongdoing and told the court he [...]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Wednesday 9th January 2013

Bulgaria Novinite: Bulgarian Parliament launches winter session. ‘The Members of the Bulgarian Parliament are gathering Wednesday for their first session for 2013. It is further expected that as early as Wednesday, the MP from the right-wing Blue Coalition, Lachezar Toshev, will table a proposal to annul the referendum, while the far-right Ataka party will put on the [...]

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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 04.01.13

Balkans Comment – The Economist: Asylum system abuse. ‘Will the EU reimpose visas for travellers from Balkan countries? “Fake asylum seekers”, warns a poster in Belgrade airport, “risk everything.” It is three years since Serbs, Macedonians and Montenegrins got the freedom to travel without a visa to Europe’s 26-member Schengen zone. Bosnians and Albanians received it a [...]

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Central and Eastern Europe Tracker 03.01.13

Bosnia: The International News: Bosnia charges ex-Muslim soldiers. ‘Bosnian prosecutors on Monday charged eight former members of Muslim armed and police forces with committing war crimes against ethnic Serb civilians during the country’s 1990s conflict. The eight were charged with “taking part in illegal detention of Serb civilians, their inhuman treatment, beating and inflicting of serious bodily injuries… [...]

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Central and Eastern Europe Tracker 21.12.12

Bulgaria SETimes: Perpetrator of Bulgaria terror attack still unidentified. ‘The results of the investigation into the suicide bombing at Bulgaria’s Burgas Airport last summer are expected to become public soon, Bulgarian Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov said this week. The July 18th attack targeted a bus carrying Israeli tourists. Five of them and the bus driver, a Bulgarian [...]

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Central and Eastern Europe Tracker 06.12.12

Bulgaria: Novinite: Independent Bulgarian MPs Table Death Penalty Bill. ‘Independent Bulgarian Members of the Parliament are insisting for the death penalty to be reinstated in the country. “are going to table Wednesday a Bill for amendments in the Penal Code, one of these MPs, Kiril Gumnerov, announced. He insists Bulgarians have demanded for a long time for capital punishment to be [...]

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Central and Eastern Europe Tracker 28.11.12

Bulgaria: On Islam: Bulgaria makes Muslim life harder. ‘A recent attack on a bus carrying Israeli tourists is making the life of Bulgaria’s Muslims much harder and giving ammunition to far-right politicians to step up hostile sentiments against the sizable minority. “When things in the country do not go well, they try by creating ethnic [...]

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Central and Eastern Europe Tracker 23.11.12

Bulgaria: Focus: Bulgaria’s ruling gets 24.5% voters’ support, followed by socialists with 19%: poll. ‘In the beginning of November the ruling Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria (CEDB) keeps its position of political formation with biggest number of supporters – 24.5% (2% less than the September reports), show the results of a nationwide public opinion [...]

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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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