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· March, 2012

Stories about Eastern & Central Europe from March, 2012

31 March 2012

Slovakia: Paying More Due to Corruption in the Area of State Tenders

Tibor Blazko highlights the ongoing public debate on corruption in the area of state tenders in Slovakia.

Bulgaria: Students Protest Teacher's Dismissal

Bulgaria: Construction of the Nuclear Power Plant “Belene” Cancelled

The Bulgarian government announced the cancellation of the construction of the nuclear power plant "Belene" on March 28. This controversial project and the consequences of its halt drew quite some...

30 March 2012

Bulgaria: “You will win, Captain!”

Moldova: 917-Day Marathon to Elect the President is Over

After two and a half years of repeated failures to elect the head of state, the Moldovan politicians finally managed on March 16 to give the country its new president,...

Macedonia: Video Streaming for the Civil Society

28 March 2012

Macedonia, Kazakhstan: Triumphal Arches to Celebrate 20 Years of Independence

The leaders of Kazakhstan and Macedonia have chosen the same architectural devices - triumphal arches - to mark the two decades of their states' divorce from the larger unions. Filip...

27 March 2012

Russia: Kenyans at Pro-Putin Rally Identified As Moscow Circus Acrobats

RuNet Echo

A month ago, the video of a group of anonymous Kenyan men, who allegedly participated in a pro-Putin rally, received much attention on the RuNet. One blogger recognized the Kenyans...

25 March 2012

Serbia: Controversy Over Draža Mihailović's Rehabilitation

Draža Mihailović was a commander of the Chetnik movement during World War II. In 1946, he was captured by the communist Yugoslav authorities, convicted of war crimes and executed. The...

24 March 2012

Russia: Moscow's Modern Muslim Experience – In Context

RuNet Echo

Moscow's growing Muslim population exemplifies the modern experience of Russia's ethnic and religious minorities amid the backdrop of historical events that have molded the Russian perception of outsiders and thus...

Belarus: “15+2=17″ – Bloggers React to Executions of Kanavalau and Kavalyou

22 March 2012

European Commission's ‘Clash of Civilizations’ Video Blunder

A video parodying the film Kill Bill and building on a 'clash of civilizations' theme was made to promote enlargement of the European Union to young adults. However, the video...

Ukraine: Oksana Makar's Gang Rape Case

Russia: Madonna Responds to St. Petersburg “Gay Propaganda” Law Controversy

20 March 2012

Macedonia: Making a Humanitarian Book of Interesting Tweets

Macedonia: Blogger Reviews “In the Land of Blood and Honey”

Poland: The ‘Web Kids’ Manifesto’

Originally written in by Polish photographer and poet Piotr Czerski, the 'Web Kids’ Manifesto' is appearing on the web in many other languages since its publication on February 11. Samy...

Macedonia: March for Peace as “First Step.” What Now?

Thousands of people turned out to express their willingness to live together in peace by walking the streets and bridges of Skopje during the March for Peace on March 17....

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