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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Wednesday 10th April 2013

ARMENIA Reuters: Armenian opposition cries foul as president is inaugurated. ‘housands of Armenians protested in Yerevan on Tuesday against the inauguration of President Serzh Sarksyan for a second term, saying that his re-election had been fixed. Across town, Sarksyan said in his inauguration speech that developing the economy, ensuring the rule of law and deepening democracy were […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Tuesday 9th April 2013

ALBANIA Balkan Insight: Albania Nationalist Rally Fails to Draw Crowds. ‘The rally held outside Prime Minister Sali Berisha’s office, titled “April 7 Without Berisha”, gathered roughly 1,000 supporters of the nationalist party, who waved flags and chanted slogans against the government. “He left for Azerbaijan but wherever he goes he will not find closure,” declared the […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Friday 5th April 2013

BALKANS Balkan Insight: Karadzic ‘Sacrificed Himself for Serbs’, Says Dodik. ‘The president of Bosnia’s Serb-dominated entity Republika Srpska, Milorad Dodik, said that Karadzic had given everything for his people, which was why he would testify in his defence next week at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, ICTY. “Karadzic sacrificed himself and the well-being […]

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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, Friday 29th March 2013

BOSNIA Balkan Insight : Bosnians Must Solve Federation Crisis, OHR Says. ‘A meeting on Tuesday of the Peace Implementation Council, the international body charged with overseeing the 1995 Dayton Peace Agreement, said Bosnia’s High Representative will not intervene to solve the ongoing political crisis in the country’s Federation entity. “The authorities must stop expecting the International […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Thursday 28th March 2013

BOSNIA RAPSI : High-ranking Bosnian Serb officials convicted, sentenced by ICTY. ‘Former high-ranking Bosnian Serb officials Mico Stanisic and Stojan Zuljanin, who were active during the hostilities surrounding the breakup of the former Yugoslavia, were both convicted of a host of war crimes and crimes against humanity Wednesday and sentenced to 22 years in prison by […]

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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 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, 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, Friday 1st March 2013

BALKANS Deutsche Welle: UN court acquits ex-Yugoslav army leader Perisic. ‘UN judges have acquitted the former chief of the Yugoslav National Army, Momcilo Perisic, on charges of aiding and abetting atrocities by rebel Serbs and providing them with military aid during the Balkan wars. In a 4-1 ruling the judges ordered Perisic to be freed […]

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