Tag Archives: Ukraine

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 17.12.12

Bosnia and Herzegovina  SETimes: Jasarevic sentence sparks calls for terrorism preparedness. ‘The sentencing of Mevlid Jasarevic, a man who fired more than 100 bullets from an automatic rifle at the US embassy in Sarajevo in October 2011, sparked calls from officials in BiH and the international community for an increased anti-terrorism plan.’ Serbia war crimes protocol [...]

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Central and Eastern Europe Tracker 13.12.12

Bosnia The Guardian: Srebrenica general convicted of genocide . ‘A UN war crimes court convicted a former senior Bosnian Serb army commander on Wednesday of genocide for playing a key role in Europe’s worst massacre since the second world war and sentenced him to life imprisonment, delivering another measure of justice to survivors still hunting for the remains of [...]

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Central and Eastern Europe Tracker 12.12.12

Czech Republic: The Province: Czech man investigated for selling T-shirts with portrait of Norway mass murderer. ‘Police spokeswoman Kamila Harastova says a 26-year-old suspect in the southeastern city of Breclav sold some 30 t-shirts on the Internet. They included slogans such as “It was self-defence.”‘ Greece: News Europe: CoE body concerned about Golden Dawn’s activities. ‘The Council [...]

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Central and Eastern Europe Tracker 11.12.12

Austria: Eurasia Review: Albanian Passport Offer Makes Waves In Balkans. ‘Albania’s announcement that it plans to offer speedy citizenship to ethnic Albanians across the world has stirred huge interest in Kosovo while ruffling feathers elsewhere in the region. Kosovars have been crowding outside the Albanian embassy in Pristina in larger numbers than usual lately, in [...]

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Central and Eastern Europe Tracker 06.12.12

Bulgaria: Novinite: Independent Bulgarian MPs Table Death Penalty Bill. ‘Independent Bulgarian Members of the Parliament are insisting for the death penalty to be reinstated in the country. “are going to table Wednesday a Bill for amendments in the Penal Code, one of these MPs, Kiril Gumnerov, announced. He insists Bulgarians have demanded for a long time for capital punishment to be [...]

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Central and Eastern Europe Tracker 29.11.12

Balkans: Economic Times: Crisis in Europe echoes split in Balkan states. ‘Instead of the Europeanization of the Balkans, are we now witnessing the start of the Balkanisation of Europe? On Sunday, Catalans voted for a new regional parliament, and regardless of how the vote split among parties, one thing is immediately clear from the result: A majority of [...]

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Central and Eastern Europe Tracker 23.11.12

Bulgaria: Focus: Bulgaria’s ruling gets 24.5% voters’ support, followed by socialists with 19%: poll. ‘In the beginning of November the ruling Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria (CEDB) keeps its position of political formation with biggest number of supporters – 24.5% (2% less than the September reports), show the results of a nationwide public opinion [...]

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Central and Eastern Europe Tracker 22.11.12

Austria: Montreal Gazette: Ex-official of Austrian far-right party charged over posters targeting ‘Moroccan thieves’. ‘A former senior official from Austria’s far-right party is facing criminal charges for his role in election campaign posters last year that condemned so-called “Moroccan thieves.” The Freedom Party slogan for local elections in Innsbruck translated as “Love your home country [...]

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Central and Eastern Europe Tracker 16.11.12

Greece: Australian News: Golden Dawn brings wave of violence. ‘Greek neo-Nazi MPs have embarked on a campaign of violence, spewing racist insults, inciting supporters and allegedly beating up immigrants, gays, and political opponents. Of the 18 Golden Dawn MPs elected in June, four have been stripped of their parliamentary immunity to face investigation for violent [...]

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