Tag Archives: Czech Republic

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 13.12.12

Bosnia The Guardian:??Srebrenica general convicted of genocide . ‘A UN??war crimes??court convicted a former senior Bosnian Serb army commander on Wednesday of genocide for playing a key role in??Europe’s worst massacre since the second world war and sentenced him to life imprisonment, delivering another measure of justice to survivors still hunting for the remains of [...]

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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 30.11.12

Croatia The Economist:??Old wounds, new grievances. ‘Relations between Croatia and Serbia started to cool when Tomislav Nikoli??, a former extreme nationalist, became president of Serbia last May and cooled further when Ivica Da??i??, the former spokesman of Slobodan Milosevi??, the wartime of leader of Serbia, became prime minister last July. ??During the Yugoslav wars Mr [...]

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Central and Eastern Europe Tracker 27.11.12

Czech Republic: Deutsche Welle:??Integration Dinners expand across Europe. ‘Would you open your doors – and your dinner table – to immigrant families? In the Czech Republic, a project called Next Door Family aims to connect disparate communities, via food.’ Greece: Huffington Post: Gay People Living in Fear in Greece. ???What was supposed to be a [...]

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Central and Eastern Europe Tracker 08.11.12

Czech Republic: Ceske Noviny: Deadline for Czech presidential candidates end. ???According to the latest polls, former Czech prime ministers Jan Fischer and Milos Zeman are having the biggest chances of winning the race. Out of the previously envisaged candidates, the race will not be joined by economist Jan Svejnar, the unsuccessful Social Democrat candidate in [...]

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Central and Eastern Europe Tracker 07.11.12

Austria: Reuters:??Austria denies Iranian exile allegation of sanctions avoidance. ‘Austria on Tuesday dismissed as “unfounded” allegations by an??Iranian exile group that the Islamic Republic may be using??banks??in the European Union member state to help it avoid international sanctions.’ Czech Republic: Prague Daily Monitor: Far-right leader Vandas pulls out from presidential race. ???Tomas Vandas, leader of [...]

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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 18.10.12

Balkans European Jewish Press:??Balkan leaders honoured for ???tolerance, honesty, moral courage, and reconciliation??? at European Council on Tolerance and Reconciliation ceremony.??’Croatian President Ivo Josipovic was honoured alongside former Serbian President Boris Tadic with the second-ever European Medal of Tolerance Award Tuesday in Brussels, in recognition of the Balkan statesmen???s ???significant contribution to promoting, seeking, safeguarding [...]

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Central and Eastern Europe Tracker 16.10.12

Bulgaria: Focus: Bulgaria President to meet with nationalist Ataka party leadership. ???Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev is to meet Monday, October 15, with the leadership of the far-right nationalist Ataka party at 9:30 a.m., the press centre of the president???s office announced.??? Novinite: Bulgarian far-right wants country to exit NATO. ???Bulgaria’s marginal far-right Ataka (Attack) party [...]

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