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· April, 2008

Stories about Eastern & Central Europe from April, 2008

Serbia, EU: SAA Signed

  30 April 2008

Balkan Anarchist, Byzantine Blog, and Srebrenica Genocide Blog blog about the signing of the EU's Stabilization and Association Agreement (SAA) with Serbia today.

Russia: May 9 Parade Rehearsal

  29 April 2008

LJ user m_i_s_t_e_r_x_1 posts pictures of some of the fighting vehicles that will be displayed during the May 9 parade in Moscow. LJ user zaxarman posts a picture from the parade rehearsal in downtown Moscow tonight; some people in the crowd seem to have mistaken Russian-made cars for Hummers. (Text...

Ukraine: Privatization Confrontation

  29 April 2008

Orange Ukraine posts a roundup on Ukraine, which includes an examination of the confrontation between president Yushchenko and PM Tymoshenko over privatization. A close-up on an earlier privatization case is here.

Hungary: Opinion Polls on Economy

  29 April 2008

Hungarian Spectrum writes about how, according to two polls, “Hungarians perceive their own and the country's economic situation and prospects.”

Ukraine: Chernobyl

  28 April 2008

Belatedly, a link to Ukrainiana‘s extensive post on the 22nd anniversary of Chernobyl.

Slovakia: Hotel Kyjev

  28 April 2008

The Foreigner's Guide to Living in Slovakia writes about plans to demolish Hotel Kyjev in Bratislava: “Though I agree that buildings like the Hotel Kyjev are part of Slovakia’s history, I disagree that they are part of true Slovak culture. Are the communist principles, good or bad, embodied in socialist-realism...

Poland: Gorbachev vs John Paul II?

  28 April 2008

The beatroot writes about the publication of “a politburo document, signed by Mikhail Gorbachev, which appears to warrant a KGB contract killing on John Paul II.”

Hungary: End of Coalition

  28 April 2008

Hungarian Spectrum writes about the SZDSZ's vote in favor of leaving the coalition: “With this decision something entirely new came into being in Hungary: a minority government. And since it is new, most Hungarians don't quite know what to do with it.”

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