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Nationalism, Euroscepticism and the radical left and right: A short response to Halikiopoulou’s, Nanou’s and Vasilopoullou’s (2012) study

In their 2012 article in the European Journal of Political Research, and its summary in Extremis Project (20 November 2012), Daphne Halikiopoulou, Kyriaki Nanou and Sofia Vasilopoulou (hereafter, Halikiopoulou et al. (2012), or the authors) test a novel argument about the importance and role of nationalism in driving Euroscepticism in radical left and radical right […]

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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, Thursday 10th January 2013

Greece BBC News: The tourist held by Greek police as illegal immigrants. ‘Greek police have stepped up efforts to catch illegal immigrants in recent months, launching a new operation to check the papers of people who look foreign. But tourists have also been picked up in the sweeps – and at least two have been […]

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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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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Monday 7th January 2013

Albania SETimes: Albania protests report of massive corruption. ‘Members of the Albanian government are disputing a Global Financial Integrity that said that almost $1.3 billion were moved illicitly out of the country from 2005-2010 through a combination of corruption, tax evasion and other illegal activities. The report prompted the opposition Socialist Party to label Prime Minister Sali […]

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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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Eastern and Central Europe Tracker 02.01.13

Czech Republic Der Spiegel: Czech Voters Yearn for Substance over Scandal. ‘For the first time since the Velvet Revolution, citizens in the Czech Republic will have the opportunity to vote directly for their head of state in two weeks. Former Prime Minister Milos Zeman is in the pole position. His tough-talking style appeals to Czechs who are tired of […]

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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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