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· June, 2008

Stories about Eastern & Central Europe from June, 2008

Hungary: Gyurcsány Government's “Half Time”

Hungarian Spectrum writes about successes and failures of Gyurcsány government at what some people think is its half time (and others don't).

Lithuania: Soviet and Nazi Symbol Ban

Itching for Eestimaa thinks that Lithuania's recent decision “to ban both Soviet and Nazi symbols, as well as national anthems, is […] a mistake.”

Estonia: Tartu's Snail Tower

AnTyx compares Tartu's Snail Tower to other cities’ modern architecture.

Czech Republic: The Treaty of Lisbon

The Reference Frame writes that “much like in Ireland, the question of usefulness of the Treaty of Lisbon is a controversial question in Czechia, too.”

Bulgaria: Mistreatment of Disabled People

Maya's Corner writes about mistreatment of people with disabilities in Bulgaria.

Czech Republic: Child Abuse Case

The Czech Daily Word is posting updates on the shocking child abuse court case being heard in Brno now.

Bulgaria: More on June 28 Sofia Gay Pride

What's Going Down? writes about the opposition to Bulgaria's first-ever Gay Pride Parade, which is set to take place in Sofia on June 28: “…local right-wing political groups have, predictably,...

Bosnia & Herzegovina: 55 Zaklopaca Victims Buried

Srebrenica Genocide Blog reports that 55 DNA-identified victims from Zaklopaca mass grave have been buried, and posts photos from the mournful ceremony.

Bosnia & Herzegovina: EUFOR Helicopter Crashes; Bosnian in Afghanistan Killed

YakimaGulagLiteraryGazett reports on the two Bosnia-related tragic accidents that have occurred recently.

Bosnia & Herzegovina: Srebrenica Lawsuits

East Ethnia writes about the lawsuits filed by families of Srebrenica genocide victims.

Russia: Facebook, Etc.

The Lede reviews the Russian-language versions of American search engines and social networking sites and their Russian counterparts.

Serbia: New Government, Almost

A Fistful of Euros announces: “Serbia almost has a government!”

Serbia: Socialist Party Forms Coalition Government With Democratic Party

The Socialist Party of Serbia (Slobodan Milošević's party) is forming a coalition government with the Democratic Party. This means Serbia will continue on its way towards European Union integration. Many...

Hungary: Photoblogging

As the Global Voices Citizen Media Summit in Budapest is less than one week away, and after introducing a few Hungarian food blogs, we have been now browsing through Hungarian...

Russia: “Football Revolution”

It was a wild, sleepless night in Russia, following the national football team's 3-1 win over the Netherlands and its advance to the Euro 2008 semi-finals on Saturday. In the...

Hungary: “Map Of Things To Do In Budapest”

Annotated “map of things to do in Budapest” – by Eszter of Crooked Timber.

China: Is the West afraid of our patriotism?

Are there factors informing your perception of China circa 2008? Novelist-blogger and researcher of worldly affairs Yang Hengjun moves on from ‘How did America cover up the truth of the...

Poland: Lech Wałęsa

Polandian writes about allegations that Lech Wałęsa collaborated with the Communists.

Russia: Update on Politkovskaya's Murder

Sean's Russia Blog posts an update on the investigation into the 2006 murder of journalist Anna Politkovskaya.

Lithuania: Missile Shield Plan

Robert Amsterdam and Foreign Policy Association's Russia blog write about an alternative U.S. missile shield plan that involves Lithuania.

About our Eastern & Central Europe coverage

Tanya Lokot is the Eastern Europe editor. Email her story ideas or volunteer to write.

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


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