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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Monday 20th May 2013

EUROPE Comment – New Stateman: The stereotypes used against Eastern Europe are as old as they are wrong. ‘If you’ve been following the news recently, you are likely to have come across scare stories suggesting there will be a wave of immigration from Romania and Bulgaria. Newspapers often illustrate reports with pictures of ghetto-like Roma settlements […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Friday 10th May 2013

BALKANS B92: Priština, Belgrade “interpret agreement differently”. ‘Head of Belgrade’s team for the implementation of the Brussels agreement Marko Đurić says that Priština is exclusive in its interpretation of the deal. He stated that the two sides interpreted the essence of some regulations differently. “The main stumbling blocks are the forming of the community of Serb […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Friday 15th March 2013

BALKANS Eurozine: Gender and sacrifice. ‘Gender divisions, deeply rooted in myth and in society, have spelled more violence and suffering for the Balkans than any concrete benefit. This is a state of affairs about which Capriqi is unequivocal. Whether it can be changed remains an open question.’ BULGARIA Associated Press: Bulgaria experiencing spate of self-immolations. ‘Security […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Wednesday 6th February 2013

BELARUS Belarus Digest: Is There Nationalism In Belarus? ‘Appointing three new rectors of universities on 28 February, Aliaksandr Lukashenka once again stated that there exists no problem with Belarusian language at universities. Meanwhile, only 0,2% of university students study in the Belarusian language, according to a recent survey. The lack of pride in national values presents a […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Tuesday 26th February 2013

ARMENIA Ria Novosti: Serzh Sargsyan Reelected Armenian President – Final Results. ‘Incumbent Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan won the February 18 presidential election in the South Caucasus country, according to the final vote count from all 1,988 polling stations announced by Armenia’s Central Election Commission (CEC), CEC chief Tigran Mukuchyan said Monday. “Sargsyan collected 861,373 votes, […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Thursday 21st February 2013

BULGARIA Novinite: Bulgarian Nationalists Join Calls for Caretaker Govt. ‘Volen Siderov, leader of Bulgaria’s marginal far-right Ataka (Attack), has joined calls made by other parties for the establishment of a caretaker government in the aftermath of the Cabinet’s shocking resignation on Wednesday. “In order to prevent anarchy, President Rosen Plevneliev should show that he is […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Friday 8th February 2013

Albania Washington Post: Albanian court clears police in protesters’ deaths, ruling criticized by United States. ‘An Albanian court acquitted two senior police officers on Thursday of shooting dead four opposition supporters during an anti-government protest in 2011. The ruling was bluntly criticized by the United States, which provided assistance in the forensic investigation, and was met with […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Thursday 31st January 2013

Bulgaria Novinite: Bulgaria’s GERB Party Becomes Extinct without Borisov – Poll. ‘Nearly sixty five percent of Bulgarians who support the ruling GERB party would give up on it if its leader and Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, was to withdraw. The poll has been conducted by the Institute for Modern Policy, showing, as Standard daily writes, that the ruling Citizens for […]

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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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Central and Eastern Europe Tracker 05.12.12

Greece: Reuters: Bomb explodes at offices of Greek far-right party, no injuries. ‘A makeshift bomb exploded at the offices of the far-right political party Golden Dawn near Athens early on Tuesday, ripping through a wall and smashing the windows of a nearby building but causing no injuries, police said.’ Hungary: Politics.hu: Democratic Coalition moves to […]

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