Eurasia

Bulgarian President Vetoes Election Changes

Bulgarian President Georgi Parvanov has vetoed a disputed amendment to the electoral law that was approved by the Socialist-controlled parliament ahead of general elections in July. One day after the changes were approved by lawmakers, Parvanov warned an amendment raising the threshold for party alliances to enter parliament could create …

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‘Quarter of Bulgarians’ Would Sell their Vote

Some 25 percent of Bulgaria’s citizens say they are ready to sell their vote ahead of parliamentary elections due in early July, a report by Open Society shows. The good news is that only 5 percent of them would cast their ballot for the bribing party, said Open Society Executive …

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Estul şi Vestul se confruntă la Chişinău

Dan Dungaciu „Orice cerere pentru organizarea de noi alegeri pentru reexaminarea rezultatului votului care a avut loc este fără fundament” (Ministrul rus de Externe Serghei Lavrov) S-a spus de nenumărate ori că grila principală prin care trebuie developate orice evenimente de la Chişinău trebuie să fie geopolitică. Însă nu doar …

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Russia Test-Fires Intercontinental Missile

Russia successfully test-fired a Topol intercontinental ballistic missile on Friday as part of checks needed to extend its service life for up to 22 years, Russian media reported. The Topol was fired from the Plesetsk cosmodrome, nestled among the forests of northern Russia, and successfully hit the test site on …

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Kosovo prepares to defend independence before ICJ

PRISTINA, Kosovo Kosovo is ready to defend its 2008 independence declaration before the International Court of Justice (ICJ), media reported on Friday (April 10th). British expert Michael Wood will lead Kosovo’s legal team at the ICJ to debate Serbia’s motion questioning the legality of Kosovo’s declaration of independence in February …

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Georgia protesters again press president to resign

Tbilisi, Georgia – About 20,000 demonstrators Friday kept up the pressure on Georgia’s president to resign, with some pelting his residence with cabbages and carrots on a second day of protests. President Mikheil Saakashvili rejected their demands and called for talks. The crowd was smaller than on Thursday, a national …

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Moldova Has “Proof” Romania Involved In Riots – President Voronin

CHISINAU, Moldova Moldova has “proof” of Romanian involvement in the riots this week against the Communist victory in legislative elections, President Vladimir Voronin said Friday. He said liberal opposition parties had held talks at the highest level with the Romanian embassy while Romanian “citizens and combat specialists” had taken part …

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