Territory Archives: Moldova

News from Central and Eastern Europe, Wednesday 29th May 2013

BALKANS Balkan Insight: Albania President Shuns Balkan Summit Over Kosovo. ‘President Bujar Nishani on Tuesday said he would not participate in the summit of the South-East European Cooperation Process, SEECP, after his Kosovo counterpart was not invited. Nishani said he would not be going to Macedonia out of “disappointment with the destructive conditionality that is being […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Thursday 16th May 2013

BALKANS Balkan Insight: Serbia’s EU Progress Linked to Bulgarian Minority Rights. ‘Marin Raykov, Bulgaria’s caretaker prime minister and foreign minister, said that ensuring the rights and welfare of the ethnic Bulgarian minority in Serbia was a condition for Belgrade’s progress towards EU membership. “The condition of the rights and freedoms of Bulgarians in the Tsaribrod [Dimitrovgrad] […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Tuesday 7th May 2013

BALKANS SETimes: Law enforcement re-examines Islamic groups in the Balkans. ‘Unidentified Islamic groups in the Balkans have sent threatening messages to foreign diplomats, military and political representatives as well as to the international missions serving in the region, prompting law enforcement to re-examine numerous Islamic groups, security analysts said. Measures are being taken to follow the […]

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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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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Tuesday 23rd April 2013

GEORGIA Vestnik Kavkaza: Ivanishvili promises to relieve the ECHR of complaints about Georgia. ‘In the spring session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, Georgian Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili met today with the President of the European Court of Human Rights, Dean Spielman, the press service of the Prime Minister says. As Ivanishvili noted […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Thursday 11th April 2013

BULGARIA Comment – Eurasia Review: Elections In Bulgaria: Is Change Really Possible? ‘In early February 2013, thousands of Bulgarian people staged rallies across Bulgaria accusing electricity companies of corruption and abnormally high electricity bills that exceed the people’s incomes. But later mass demonstrations turned into a non-partisan movement against corrupted state system in the country […]

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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 20th March 2013

BULGARIA AP: 4 dead, 1 wounded in Bulgaria shooting. ‘Police say a Bulgarian retired army officer opened fire on a Roma family who lived next door to him, killing three people and seriously wounding a fourth, before turning the gun on himself […] Police have been deployed in the area to prevent more bloodshed as […]

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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, 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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