Tag Archives: Nationalism

News from Western Europe, Monday 20th May 2013

EUROPE Video – RT: Too Far-Right: Neo-Nazism nourished by crisis in Europe. ‘Europe’s financial troubles are said to be fueling far-right movements across the bloc, including within its largest economy. Neo-Nazi activists are preparing to march in Germany later today, amid accusations the country’s authorities have underestimated the extremist threat.’ Video – BBC News: EU survey sparks […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Thursday 16th May 2013

BALKANS Balkan Insight: Serbia’s EU Progress Linked to Bulgarian Minority Rights. ‘Marin Raykov, Bulgaria’s caretaker prime minister and foreign minister, said that ensuring the rights and welfare of the ethnic Bulgarian minority in Serbia was a condition for Belgrade’s progress towards EU membership. “The condition of the rights and freedoms of Bulgarians in the Tsaribrod [Dimitrovgrad] […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Tuesday 7th May 2013

BALKANS SETimes: Law enforcement re-examines Islamic groups in the Balkans. ‘Unidentified Islamic groups in the Balkans have sent threatening messages to foreign diplomats, military and political representatives as well as to the international missions serving in the region, prompting law enforcement to re-examine numerous Islamic groups, security analysts said. Measures are being taken to follow the […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Wednesday 24th April 2013

BALKANS Balkan Insight: Serbian Paramilitary Describes Massacre of Kosovo Villagers. ‘Witness Zoran Raskovic, who was a member of the Jackals during the Kosovo war, gave vivid testimony at Belgrade special court about the brutal murders committed by his unit. “It was early in the morning when we entered [the Kosovo village of] Ljubenic,” Raskovic told the […]

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News from the United Kingdom, Monday 22nd April 2013

BBC News: March for England held on Brighton seafront. ‘A nationalist march on Brighton seafront, involving hundreds of participants and counter-demonstrators, has ended peacefully. Police kept the two groups apart during the two-hour march, during which they chanted at each other. Sussex Police said 13 arrests were made for public order offences, theft, criminal damage […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Friday 19th April 2013

BALKANS Eurasia Review: Serbia And Kosovo Haggle Over EU Deal. ‘After almost 14 hours of EU-mediated talks between Belgrade and Pristina, Hashim Thaci said that while Kosovo had accepted the latest EU plan, Serbia was blocking a deal. “I hope they [Serbia] will accept it in the upcoming days,” Prime Minister Thaci said. On the other […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Wednesday 17th April 2013

ALBANIA Reuters: Albanian leaders fan flames of nationalism, unnerving West. ‘The walls of Kreshnik Spahiu’s office in the Albanian capital bear the names of towns far beyond the borders of this Adriatic state, in modern-day Greece, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia. Albanians regard the settlements as their own, dating from when the Balkans marked the western reaches of […]

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News from North America, Friday 29th March 2013

ABC News: “A U.S. Army veteran, who boasted on Facebook of his military adventures with Syrian rebels, was charged Thursday with firing rocket propelled grenades as part of an attack led by an al-Qaida group against the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Eric Harroun, 30, of Phoenix, was charged in U.S. District Court in […]

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News from Western Europe, Friday 22nd March 2013

EUROPE Analysis – Policy Network: Democratic stress, the populist signal and extremist threat. ‘The rise of populism seen across Europe and the US is exposing old and hidden fault-lines in democratic systems. Mainstream parties seem powerless to respond to basic popular anxieties. Many appear blind to the reality that elite political projects have run their […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Wednesday 6th February 2013

BELARUS Belarus Digest: Is There Nationalism In Belarus? ‘Appointing three new rectors of universities on 28 February, Aliaksandr Lukashenka once again stated that there exists no problem with Belarusian language at universities. Meanwhile, only 0,2% of university students study in the Belarusian language, according to a recent survey. The lack of pride in national values presents a […]

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