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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 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 15.10.12

Research: Nationalism and Ethnic Politics: What is new about “Eastern Nationalism” and what are the implications for studies of ethnicity today? ‘Focusing on the character of post-communist extreme nationalist parties, the meaning of “the nation” and the role of historical memory in Central and Eastern Europe, the article defends the notion of “eastern” nationalism with [...]

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Central and Eastern Europe Tracker 10.10.12

Balkans: SE Times: Radical Islamist threatens Balkans with terror attacks. ‘Religious leaders and analysts are discounting the recent statements of Omar Bakri Muhammad, a radical Islamist based in Lebanon, who claims that the Western Balkans are Islamic lands and a target for future terrorist attacks.’ A Serbian Mufti Muhammed Jusufspahic made a statement, exclaiming  “I [...]

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Central and Eastern Europe Tracker 02.10.12

Bulgaria: Novinite: Bulgarian far-right party demands moratorium on new mosques. ‘Bulgarian xenophobic party Ataka (Attack) wants the Parliament to pass a moratorium on the construction of mosques in the country. In a statement sent to the media, the marginal ultra-nationalist formation has reminded that Bulgaria has the highest number of mosques per capita in Europe. “Let us [...]

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Central and Eastern Europe Tracker 01.10.12

Czech Republic: Ceske Noviny: Far-right radicals clash with opponents at meeting in Czech town. ‘A march that Czech radical nationalists held on the St Wenceslas holiday in Kralupy today resulted in a clash between them and their opponents, with the police fortunately succeeding in keeping the two camps separated by a stream.’ Greece: The Guardian: [...]

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Europe Tracker 11.09.12

Der Spiegel: The Jewish Abraham Geiger theological college in Potsdam advises its student Rabbis not to wear their kippah head covering, or speak Hebrew in public. Jewish identity still feels insecure in modern Germany. The debate over the banning of circumcision has lead to the accusation that “Jews were hurting and traumatizing their children by [...]

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Europe Tracker 07.09.12

Defence Professionals: There has been a gathering in Germany of  ”98 ministers, parliamentarians, general officers and other senior leaders from around the world”. The aim is for the participants to gain knowledge of cross-national issues such as extremist ideology. Reuters: The leader of the Dutch Liberal Party (VVD), Mark Rutte, has been stressing the so [...]

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Europe Tracker 03.09.12

The Guardian and The Independent: The decline in popularity of Geert Wilders and his Party for Freedon (PVV) in the Netherlands can be traced back to two months ago when a 63 year old Turkish man was attacked, and later died from his injuries. The couple who inflicted the injuries were named Henk and Ingrid, [...]

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Europe Tracker 31.08.12

Der Spiegel: A 53 year old rabbi was attacked whilst taking a walk with his six year old daughter in Berlin. The police have commented that the attack was probably carried out my people of Arabic decent. Before carrying out the attack, the rabbi was asked if he was Jewish; they also threatened to kill [...]

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