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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 Western Europe, Thursday 4th April 2013

EUROPE Video – EurActiv: European integration must continue, says Verheugen. ‘Speaking in the margin of a EurActiv’s workshop on the ‘Future of Europe,’ Verheugen stressed the importance of fostering deeper EU integration, adding it is the only way the EU can “cope with the challenges of the future”. “We are in a changing global environment and I […]

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News from Western Europe, Monday 1st April 2013

EUROPE JN1: Islamist websites outnumber moderates 100-1. ‘There are more than 10,000 extremist websites on the Internet compared to fewer than 100 countering them. They support murder, the overthrow of governments, and wars of extermination. Experts on the problem think the world needs to do something about it. Rohan Gunaratna, who heads the International Centre […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Monday 25th March 2013

ALBANIA B92: Albanian schools teach about “territorial injustices“. ‘High school fourth graders in Albania are being taught that several territories in the Balkans have been “unjustly given” to neighboring countries. A geography textbook that the Beta news agency has had a chance to see thus reads that “eastern Kosovo” was “given to Serbia” in this […]

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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 Western Europe, Friday 15th 2013

RESEARCH Counterpoint: Sweden: The Reluctant Nation by Göran Rosenberg ‘In this revelatory piece – part of the ‘Reluctant Radicals’ series – Göran Rosenberg explores the hitherto limited success of populist movements in Sweden. This has been partly due to the historically remarkable success of the Swedish model and the concept of folkhemmet, the People’s Home, […]

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