Europe News

Belgrade Pride Gains Official Support from PM

The pro-democracy broadcaster Radio Free Europe says that the Prime Minister of Serbia and the Mayor of the Capital City, Belgrade, joined several hundred LGBT activists in a show of solidarity for a Pride March and festival in the Balkan country. Prime Minister Ana Brnabic is the first openly gay state leader in South Eastern Europe, where it is reported that homophobic prejudice remains widespread. Radio Free Europe reports that there have been no major incidents at Belgrade Pride since 2010, when Nazis and fundamentalists tried to disrupt the peaceful march.

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Feminist Paper Delights Readers

The New European newspaper, which is the main voice of the anti-BREXIT movement in the UK, has received largely good feedback for its pop up “feminist” edition edited by Caroline Crialdo-Perez and featuring contributions from Samira Ahmed, Claudio Rosen and the popular lesbian cartoonist

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One hundred thousand on streets of Hungary

The left wing weekly paper Socialist Worker says that around one hundred thousand people have protested in Budapest against the government of Victor Orban, which is anti-gay and has also been accused of extreme anti-Semitism in its demonisation of European Union advocate George Soros.

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Far Right Eyes Fourth Term in Hungary

The Times newspaper reports that Victor Orban's far right wing government in Hungary is eyeing a fourth term in power at this weekend's elections.  The government has been anti-EU and anti-gay, but this time has been most criticised for its deeply troubling posters, which the Chief Rabbi

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ACT UP Paris Remembered in New French Indie

The Independent is amongst those media this weekend to praise the new French independent film "120 BPM", which charts the politics and love at the centre of the Aids Coalition to Unleash Power (Paris Chapter) during the later 1980's.  ACT UP is considered an important group politically,

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31
Mar

The international service of Radio Romania, the state broadcaster based in Bucharest interviewed the head of the country's most prestigious film festival this week.

04
Dec

The Guardian reports that Gerry Adams, the President of Irish Republican party Sinn Fein, is to step down after thirty four years.

30
Oct

Eastern European pro-democracy broadcaster RADIO FREE EUROPE reports that the first ever LGBT rights march in the Kosovan capital, Pristina, took place on October 10th.

07
Oct

RTE Radio from Dublin broadcast a lengthy feature during the weekday drivtime show a few days ago on the subject of living well with HIV.

21
Sep

Radio Free Europe, the famous dissident radio station for Eastern Europe, says that ultranationalists and the Orthodox church in the Ukraine have targeted a new children's book by respected author

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