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Clinton Warns of Backsliding in Eastern Europe, Central Asia

Posted December 6th, 2012 at 12:25 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has issued sharp criticism for a number of Eastern European and Central Asian nations, saying they are backsliding on democratic reforms. In a meeting with human rights activists in Dublin Thursday, Clinton warned that Russia is trying to “re-Sovietize” Eastern Europe and Central Asia by creating a regional trade […]

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OSCE Chief Calls for Return Presence in Belarus

Posted February 8th, 2012 at 2:45 pm (UTC-5)
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The new Irish head of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe is calling for the reinstatement of an OSCE presence in Belarus, where he says the “continuing erosion of human rights” is cause for concern. Ireland’s deputy prime minister and foreign affairs minister, Eamon Gilmore, spoke Wednesday in Washington before the U.S. Helsinki […]

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OSCE Condemns Belarus’ Freedom of Assembly Restrictions

Posted October 24th, 2011 at 4:50 am (UTC-5)
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The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe has condemned new measures in Belarus restricting the right to assemble. The measures were adopted by Belarus’ lower house of Parliament in early October, but just adopted Friday by the upper parliamentary chamber. OSCE Chairperson Audronius Azubalis, who is Lithuania’s foreign minister, called Monday on Belarus President […]

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OSCE: Recent Violence Against Roma Deeply Disturbing

Posted October 10th, 2011 at 7:25 pm (UTC-5)
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The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe calls recent violence against Europe’s Roma population deeply disturbing. OSCE national minorities chief Knut Vollebaek said Monday that violence and terror by extremists threaten the overall stability and credibility of a democratic Europe based on the rule of law. Vollebaek said the anti-Roma violence appears to be […]

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