Territory Archives: Armenia

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 Central and Eastern Europe, Thursday 4th April 2013

ALBANIA B92: Albanian message ”I hate Serbian people“ trending on Twitter. ‘Along the hashtag, Albanians are posting photographs from the 1999 war in Kosovo, while Serbian users responded with photos of Serbs who were murdered or driven out of their homes. Beside that, Serbs posted messages saying they were proud of their origins, which, according […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Tuesday 2nd April 2013

ARMENIA Vestnik Kavkaza : “Armavia” blames authorities for its bankruptcy. ‘The leadership of “Armavia,” the only Armenian airline has written a letter in which it states that the bankruptcy of the company is the fault of the Armenian authorities. The letter also calls the event “tragic” for Armenia. As previously reported by Vestnik Kavkaza, today the […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Monday 1st April 2013

ARMENIA Vestnik Kavkaza: Armenian opposition leader ends hunger strike. ‘An Armenian opposition politician who went on a hunger strike from March 10 in protest against the official results of the recent presidential elections said on Sunday he had decided to end the action.
Raffi Hovhannisyan, US-born leader of the opposition Heritage party, went out of his […]

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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 Central and Eastern Europe, Monday 11th March 2013

ARMENIA Ria Novosti: Armenian Opposition Leader Goes on Hunger Strike. ‘Opposition politician who ran for presidency in Armenia last month said Sunday that he has gone on hunger strike to protest against the official election results. Raffi Hovhannisyan, US-born leader of the opposition Heritage party, came in the second at the February 18 presidential election with 36.74 […]

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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, Monday 25th February 2013

ARMENIA Ria Novosti: Armenian Opposition Supporters Protest Election Results. ‘Several thousand opposition supporters rallied in Yerevan on Sunday protesting the outcome of Armenia’s presidential election, challenged by the country’s opposition leader Raffi Hovhannisyan, Armenia’s state TV reported. Hovhannisyan, 53, Armenia’s former foreign minister and leader of the opposition’s Heritage Party, said he will continue to […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Tuesday 19th February 2013

ARMENIA   Video – Al Jazeera: Armenia’s president wins re-election. ‘Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan has won re-election with more than 58 percent of the vote, official results showed, as his main rival cried foul. The Central Election Commission said that tallies from all voting precincts showed former foreign minister Raffi Hovannisian trailing in a distant second place with 36.8 […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Monday 18th February 2013

ARMENIA Reuters: Armenians vote in presidential election marred by shooting. ‘Armenians voted in a presidential election on Monday that is likely to hand incumbent Serzh Sarksyan a new five-year term, but the lack of any serious opposition and an assassination attempt on one of his rivals cast a shadow over the election. Opinion polls suggest Sarksyan’s […]

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