Tag Archives: Protests

Western Europe Tracker 16.11.12

Europe Analysis: Europe in protest: anti-austerity marches spread. ‘Hundreds of thousands of Europeans mounted one of the biggest co-ordinated anti-austerity protests across the continent on Wednesday, marching against German-orchestrated cuts as the eurozone is poised to move back into recession. Millions took part in Europe-wide strikes, and in city after city along the debt-encrusted Mediterranean [...]

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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 11.10.12

Bosnia: Calgary Herald: Bosnian police detain 5 terrorism suspects, raid 8 homes throughout Bosnia. ‘Police say they have detained five people as they sought evidence they were instigating and planning terrorist attacks. Authorities raided eight homes, including at least one in the village Gornja Maoca, known as a stronghold of the ultraconservative Wahhabi Muslim sect’. [...]

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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 17.09.12

Greece The Guardian: Greek protests enter menacing phase: As Greece’s government wrestles with the prospect of more austerity, anger and fear are darkening the streets: President Carolos Papoulias expressed concern that the foundations of Greek democracy were being imperilled. “The sight of police and senior naval and army officers taking to the streets last week prompted government officials to [...]

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Europe Tracker 14.09.12

Montreal Gazette: A senior German domestic intelligence official has resigned following the German domestic intelligence agencies (BfV) previous knowledge of the neo-Nazi group National Socialist Underground (NSU) member, Uwe Mundlos. Volker Limburg, the head of the BfV, is the fourth official to step down after two other regional intelligence chiefs and the head of the [...]

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Europe Tracker 28.08.12

Jerusalem Post: Mohamed Merah, who killed 3 soldiers, 4 Jews and injured 5 others in Toulouse in March is no longer considered to have been a ‘lone wolf terrorist’ as links to a wider network have emerged. He had been put on surveillance by the security services since 2009 “for his relationships with radical Islamists in Toulouse” including [...]

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