About: ethnic tensions Archives

  • Ethnic tension reaches new heights in Macedonia

    News | Enlargement 18-04-2012

    Hundreds of young Macedonia Slavs marched in Skopje yesterday (17 April) to protest against the killings of five fishermen north of the capital. Speculation about Albanian-led gang-style executions were reinforced by threats from a so-called "Army for the liberation of Albanian lands" to launch new attacks. 

  • Ethnic tensions mar Bulgaria’s presidential elections

    News | Central Europe 27-09-2011

    The visit of Bulgaria's ruling party presidential candidate to Brussels yesterday (26 September), seeking support from his European political family the EPP, was overshadowed by ethnic violence in his home country. Dnevnik, the EURACTIV partner in Bulgaria, contributed to this article.

  • Bosnia Serbs drop referendum plan, Ashton ‘very pleased’

    News | Development Policy 13-05-2011

    The Serb entity of Bosnia and Herzegovina has abandoned its idea of holding a referendum on the legality of the country's national court, the European Commission announced today (13 May), as the EU's foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton was on a visit to the country.

  • Barroso urges Kyrgyzstan to ‘stand firm’ on reforms

    News | Global Europe 02-03-2011

    Receiving Kyrgyz President Roza Otunbaeva in Brussels yesterday (1 March), European Commission President José Manuel Barroso encouraged the former Soviet republic, which is trying to build the first parliamentary democracy in Central Asia, to stand firm on economic and political reforms.

  • Bosnia missing EU train, Clinton warns

    News | Enlargement 13-10-2010

    US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warned Bosnia yesterday (12 October) that it must catch up with its neighbours and integrate into Europe, saying it was time for the country to unite to deliver the promise of 1995 peace accords.