Territory Archives: Macedonia

News from Central and Eastern Europe, Monday 15th April 2013

BALKANS B92: Serbia wants to reach agreement, first deputy PM says. ‘First Deputy Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić says that Serbia wants to reach an agreement with Priština and the international community. However, he stressed that the agreement needed to be harmonized with “our elementary state and national interests”. Vučić added that a solution would be “a […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Monday 8th April 2013

RESEARCH The Political Quarterly: Whatever Happened to Greece? ‘The sovereign debt crisis in Greece and other periphery countries is a yardstick for the viability of the European project: if Greece defaults and exits the Euro-zone, then the entire European architecture will be questioned. This article examines the origins of the Greek debt crisis and argues that […]

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

ALBANIA Iran Focus: Albania to take in members of Iranian opposition group. ‘The Albanian government said on Saturday the Balkan country was ready to take in 210 members of an Iranian opposition group who currently live at a former US military base in Iraq. “The government is ready to accommodate in Albania, for humanitarian reasons, […]

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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, Thursday 14th March 2013

BULGARIA Voice of Russia: Man sets himself on fire in Bulgaria. ‘A 51-year-old man has set himself on fire in front of Bulgaria’s Presidential Administration building in Sofia, local news agencies report. The man is now in hospital, with his life threatened. The reasons of his move are unknown.’ CZECH REPUBLIC Prague Daily Monitor: NGOs lobby […]

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