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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Monday 14th January 2013

Austria IB Times: Austrian Nazi Apologist Gottfried Kuessel Jailed for Far-Right Website. ‘A prominent Austrian neo-Nazi figure has been sentenced to nine years in jail for his involvement in launching a far-right website that propagated Nazi ideology. Gottfried Kuessel, 54, was arrested in April 2011 along with two accomplices for setting up the Alpen-Donau website. The servers for [...]

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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 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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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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Central and Eastern Europe Tracker 20.12.12

General: SETimes: Regional minorities need better support for employment. ‘Since the onset of the global recession, ethnic minorities in the region are facing a new social-economic status, and the lack of representation in the government and public sector institutions has compounded the problem, analysts said.’ Czech Republic: aktualne.cz: Suspected Fraud ahead of January presidential election. ‘Presidential candidate [...]

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Central and Eastern Europe Tracker 19.12.12

Greece New Europe: EGAM satisfied by Greece’s decision to exclude the Golden Dawn from the Council of Europe delegation. ‘Following yesterday’s meeting between Benjamin Abtan, the President of the European Grassroots Antiracist Movement (EGAM) and Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras in Athens, EGAM expressed its satisfaction over New Democracy’s decision to form a new composition of [...]

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Central and Eastern Europe Tracker 18.12.12

Balkans SETimes: Balkan countries confront domestic violence. ‘Balkan countries are intensifying their efforts to stem domestic violence amid continuing abuse of women, according to experts. Serbia announced it will ratify the Council of Europe’s Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence. The convention obliges state institutions to keep precise records of all cases [...]

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