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· July, 2008

Stories about Eastern & Central Europe from July, 2008

Russia: Sexual Harassment

FP's Passport reports on one Russian judge's view of sexual harassment.

Russia: Street Name Changes

Eternal Remont writes about street name changes in Moscow.

Russia: Bashkiria

Dmitri Minaev of De Rebus Antiquis Et Novis describes a recent trip to Bashkiria and posts pictures.

The Baltics: Baltic Sea Environmental Campaign

Copydude writes about Moving Baltic Sea – a campaign to promote creative strategies for cultural and environmental co-operation among Baltic Sea states.

Estonia: Russian Media Outlet Urges Boycott

Babel Tallinn reports that Russian news portal, Regnum, urges its readers to boycott Estonia, and also publishes a list of Estonian products and services to be avoided.

Russia: City Name Changes

The Turkish Invasion posts a list of Russian cities, which through history have undergone name changes, and comments on the phenomenon.

Russia: Medvedev to Fight Corruption

LJ user yangel reports (RUS) that president Medvedev has confirmed his plan to fight corruption, which signifies the start of a campaign to rid Russia of this malaise.

Russia: USAID Russian Style

LJ user epopov ru comments on (RUS) an article in today's Kommersant, claiming that Russia is to set up its own foreign aid agency, modelled on American USAID.

Russia: Change in Migration Policies

LJ user Kontury comments on (RUS) a government initiative to liberalise labour immigration by increasing quotas from CIS countries.

Hungary: Bomb Scare

Hungarian Spectrum writes about bomb scares in Budapest and the response and reactions to the latest one, caused by the discovery of a 2-ton “monster of a bomb.”

U.S., Bulgaria: Julian Tzolov

A Fistful of Euros writes on the case of Julian Tzolov, wanted in the U.S. for “selling auction rate securities (asset-backed bonds with frequent yield resets) to now aggrieved clients....

Czech Republic: Expensive Water

The Czech Daily Word reports on how Czech restaurants are making money on drinking water: “Generally speaking the purchase prices for a .3L bottle of water in wholesale is CZK...

Serbia: Karadžić's Updates

Updates on Radovan Karadžić's case – at Srebrenica Genocide Blog.

Serbia: Karadzic's Case

An update on Radovan Karadzic's case – at East Ethnia.

Serbia: Frontline Club's Live Discussion on Karadžić

From the Frontline announces: “Live discussion about Karadžić tonight Thu 31st July, 7.30pm UK time from the Frontline Club chaired by Ben Brown (BBC). Joining us will be Ed Vulliamy...

Ukraine: “No Place in the EU”?

A Fistful of Euros critiques a “wince-inducingly stupid article” on Ukraine written by “Richard Wagner, a Transylvanian German writer. (Well, former Transylvanian. Like most T-Germans, he emigrated from Romania as...

Armenia: NATO Cooperation

Window on Eurasia argues that Armenia's continued involvement in exercises staged under the auspices of the NATO Partnership for Peace Program marks an increasingly evident move towards Western rather than...

Italy: A National Registry for Roma People?

Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi's new right wing Cabinet recently launched plans to carry out a national registration of all Roma people in Italy, including fingerprints of all children. Italy...

Serbia: More on Belgrade Rally

Eric Gordy of East Ethnia writes about yesterday's pro-Karadzic rally in Belgrade: “Meanwhile the only element of the meeting that made news was the violent confrontation between skinheads and police,...

Ukraine: EU and NATO

Vitaliy of The 8th Circle writes about a debate on one of the blogs about the role Ukraine should play in the EU and NATO.

About our Eastern & Central Europe coverage

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Filip Stojanovski is the Central Europe editor. Email him story ideas or volunteer to write.


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