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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Wednesday 22nd May 2013

BALKANS B92: Two war crimes suspects arrested. ‘This was announced on Tuesday in Belgrade by the Serbian War Crimes Prosecution. The war crimes allegations concern the conflict in Kosovo. The two suspects – identified as K.V. and P.L. – have been placed under arrest on the order of the prosecution. They, along with three others, are […]

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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 17th May 2013

BALKANS Eurasia Review: Bosnia’s Dodik Urges Serbs To Unite. ‘The president of the country’s Serb-dominated entity Republika Srpska, Milorad Dodik, said that Bosnia was unworkable as a state and that Serbs should unite. Dodik said on Wednesday in Belgrade that it was time for Serb political elites to get together. “Serbs as a people have two […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Wednesday 15th May 2013

BALKANS Balkan Insight: Serbian Police Official Apologises for Kosovo War Crimes. ‘Former high-ranking Serbian interior ministry official Vlastimir Djordjevic admitted war crimes were committed against Kosovo Albanians during the 1999 conflict and apologised to civilian victims.’

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Tuesday 14th May 2013

ALBANIA SETimes: Murder must not be motivated by religion. ‘The recent killing of an elderly Muslim man in Albania highlights the growing trend of pinning religious motives to crimes, an action that goes against moderate Islamic beliefs, experts said. The suspect, who was apprehended by police, said that the old man was praying according to Albanian-Muslim […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Monday 13th May 2013

ALBANIA Balkan Insight: Albania Politicians Chided for Anti-Gay Slurs. ‘Albania’s anti-discrimination commissioner, Irma Baraku, has asked two politicians to issue a public apology to the gay community for offensive comments made in the media. Irma Baraku accused the deputy defence minister, Ekrem Spahia, of using undignified language in a TV debate on March 21, which “violates […]

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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, Wednesday 1st May 2013

BALKANS Balkan Insight: Kosovo Serbs Mull Taking EU Deal to Court. ‘Kristimir Pantic, mayor of Mitrovica in northern Kosovo and deputy head of the Serbian government Office for Kosovo, says he wants the EU-led deal on Kosovo to go before the Serbian Constitutional Court. “I will propose that we ask Constitutional Court for an opinion on […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Monday 29th April 2013

BALKANS Video – Press TV: Serbian president apologizes for Srebrenica massacre. ‘The apology is the first of its kind from Serbia regarding the massacre of more than 8,000 Muslim boys and men in the Bosnian town of Srebrenica back in the 1990s.’ Reuters: Don’t let referendum hold up Kosovo accord, EU tells Serbia. ‘The European Union cautioned […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Friday 26th April 2013

BALKANS Balkan Insight: Serbian Rightists Charge Kosovo Deal as Treason. ‘The legal team of the nationalist party Dveri (“Doors”) on Wednesday filed charges with the Prosecutor’s Office against members of the Serbian delegation who took part in recent EU-led talks with Kosovo. The party accuses them of grave crimes against the constitution and the security of […]

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