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Bosnia and Herzegovina + 2 more

Migrants Suffer in Bosnian Bottleneck

A mass of international migrants, turned back at the EU border, is building up in Bosnia, yet NGOs say their hands are tied by bureaucratic obstacles. by Katie Tiffin With thousands of refugees and...

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Ukraine

Fears of Radiation Leak From Flooded Ukraine Mine

Kyiv and Washington are calling on Ukrainian separatists not to stop the pumps in a mine where a small nuclear bomb was detonated in 1979. 20 April 2018 Ukrainian Ecology Minister Ostap Semerak said...

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Hungary + 2 more

Electrified Fence Keeps Hungary-Bound Migrants Away

Budapest says the new fence will deter the expected surge in migrant numbers. Hungary, the first EU country to put up border fences during the migrant crisis, is building a stronger line of defense...

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Bulgaria + 2 more

Turkey May Have Scrapped Refugee Deal with Bulgaria

Bulgarian media are reporting suspension of readmission agreement, but Turkish Embassy denies major change. Turkey has unilaterally suspended its refugee readmission agreement with Bulgaria,...

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Bulgaria + 4 more

Bulgaria Braces for More Migrants

Starting this week, EU countries can send back non-EU citizens who enter the bloc from Turkey illegally. Bulgaria’s preparations for an expected uptick in migrants crossing from Turkey are coming in...

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World + 5 more

Central Europe reaffirms opposition to quotas

New EU proposal for asylum reform includes fines for those who do not comply and elicits predictable response from region’s politicians. 5 May 2016 Central European leaders have loudly voiced their...

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Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia Floods - Catastrophe Authorities Forgot

Last year’s floods were the worst in 30 years, made even more damaging by a combination of institutional inefficiency and changing weather patterns. by Semir Mujkic 24 November 2015 Rajko Duranovic...

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Bosnia and Herzegovina + 1 more

Serbia Giving $5.4m to Srebrenica

Bosnian town where 8,000 Muslims were massacred should become ‘bridge of cooperation,’ Serbia’s premier says. Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic this week announced that his country would donate...

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Kyrgyzstan

Continuing ethnic tension speeds exodus from Kyrgyzstan

Poverty has long been the main reason people leave, but now there's another incentive. by Bakyt Ibraimov 3 June 2011 OSH, Kyrgyzstan | Emigration from Kyrgyzstan is nothing new. Hundreds of...

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Georgia

Georgia: Shelter From the Storm

Yet again in the Caucasus, the internally displaced are being treated as pawns in a game without rules. by TOL 4 February 2011 Historically, the Caucasus has been a place of displaced people, but...

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Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan: No Man's Land

Ethnic Uzbeks in Osh fear losing their homes and land whether to vigilante posses or legal maneuvers. by Temir Akmatov 13 January 2011 OSH, Kyrgyzstan | Early in November hundreds of Kyrgyz horsemen...

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Serbia + 1 more

Balkans: Permanent Impermanence

After 10 years, many Romani refugees from the Kosovo conflict can neither return to their old homes nor build new ones abroad. by Michael J. Jordan and Shejla Fidani SHUTO ORIZARI, Macedonia, and...

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Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan: Leaving Home to Go Home

Kyrgyzstan's ethnic Russians, isolated and increasingly powerless, are heading to the Motherland in droves. by Hamid Toursunov 25 March 2010 OSH, Kyrgyzstan | Natasha Antonova was born 37 years ago...

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Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Asleep at the Wheel

by Ivana Howard 25 February 2010 Civil society needs to stand up to Bosnia's new hate-speech demagogues. As Bosnia lurches toward a train wreck of political confrontation prior to the October general...

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Georgia + 1 more

Georgia/Russian Federation: The Aftermath

by Donald Rayfield Both sides are guilty of lies and miscalculations, but a mix of vision and realism could still help stabilize the region. The Georgia-Russia war of 8-12 August 2008 has left a host...

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Georgia

Georgia: A rude welcome

by Molly Corso Georgian villagers are slowly returning home in the wake of the Russian army's withdrawal from checkpoints in the so-called "buffer zone" outside breakaway South Ossetia. While most...

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Georgia

Georgia: 'Where Will We Go?'

by Leah Kohlenberg For many refugees of the Caucasus war, homelessness is an all-too-familiar story. TBILISI - Hunched over a makeshift ironing board crafted from a school teacher's desk, 36-year-old...

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Georgia

Georgia: Back to life

by Liza Valieva Residents of the war zone emerge from their hiding places and start to rebuild. [Nearly two weeks after fighting broke out between Georgia and Russia over South Ossetia, journalist...

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