Territory Archives: Belarus

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, 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, Monday 22nd April 2013

BALKANS Eurasia Review: Historic Agreement Could Pave Way For Kosovo And Serbia. ‘An EU-brokered accord between Kosovo and Serbia over the administration of northern Kosovo will pave the way for both countries to begin membership negotiations with the Union. The 15-point agreement, which give Serbs in northern Kosovo their own police force and appeals court, was […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Friday 19th April 2013

BALKANS Eurasia Review: Serbia And Kosovo Haggle Over EU Deal. ‘After almost 14 hours of EU-mediated talks between Belgrade and Pristina, Hashim Thaci said that while Kosovo had accepted the latest EU plan, Serbia was blocking a deal. “I hope they [Serbia] will accept it in the upcoming days,” Prime Minister Thaci said. On the other […]

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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, Wednesday 3rd April 2013

ALBANIA The Voice of Russia: Albanian film-makers push to ban Emir Kusturica from Kosovo. ‘President of Kosovo’s Film Artists Union Lirak Celaj has called on the government of the breakaway Serbian province to ban Emir Kusturica from travelling in Kosovo after the news that the famous Serbian film-maker is planning to shoot a movie about […]

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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, Wednesday 27th March

BELARUS Radio Free Europe : Prominent Belarusian Opposition Activist Arrested Again. ‘Prominent Belarusian opposition activist Syarhey Kavalenka was arrested in the eastern city of Vitsebsk on March 25. Kavalenka’s wife, Alena Kavalenka, told RFE/RL that government authorities did not give any clear details about why her husband was arrested. Kavalenka made headlines last year for his […]

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

EUROPE Translated from German – Die Welt: The protests in southern Europe lacks the decency. ‘Lack decency and political culture? Unlike the ongoing Nazi comparisons in regions hit by the euro crisis southern European states are difficult to explain.’ ALBANIA Balkan Insight: Albania is Europe’s Most Homophobic Country, Survey Says. ‘The results, part of the […]

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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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