Southeastern Europe – Europe Data Release

Across Albania, Bulgaria, North Macedonia, Greece, and Cyprus, nearly 1,700 political violence and protests events were recorded, the majority of which are protests. Nearly half of these events took place in Greece. While protests make up the majority of events in each of these countries, the proportion of protests to riots has been nearly equal…

The Balkans – Europe Data Release

ACLED has recorded over 2,000 political violence and protest events in the Balkans — defined as Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Kosovo, and Serbia — since January 2018. Across all five countries, the most common event type is protests, the majority of which have been peaceful with no intervention. Swells of anti-government protests — mostly…

Eastern Europe – Europe Data Release

Over 700 political violence and protest events spread across Romania, Moldova, and Belarus have been recorded in 2018 and since. Most of these events have been protests, and most have occurred without violence or intervention. While the highest number of protest events overall were recorded in Romania, the highest level of violence and intervention against…

Russia – Europe Data Release

Over 2,000 political violence and protest events took place in Russia in 2018. A vast majority of these were protest events, including anti-government protests and demonstrations against various proposed reforms and pension reforms in particular. While most of these protests did not involve intervention or violence, over 65% of all protests with intervention across Europe…

Ukraine – Europe Data Release

By far the highest number of political violence and protest events in Europe have taken place in Ukraine, with over 17,500 total events. A vast majority of these events have taken place across two provinces in Ukraine’s easternmost region: Donetsk and Luhansk, referred to collectively as Donbas, where a war that broke out in 2014…

Europe Data Release

ACLED’s new Europe dataset has over 23,500 new political violence and protest events, spanning 15 countries across Eastern and Southeastern Europe, the Balkans, Ukraine, and Russia. By far the highest number of events have taken place in Ukraine, where in the east active conflict rages. Across all other countries in the region, protests — against…

Regional Overview – Middle East 26 March 2019

Throughout the Middle East region last week, overall instances of battles remained about the same as the week prior, while events involving only explosions/remote violence decreased following an upward trend since the beginning of 2019. Reported fatalities rose only slightly compared to the previous week. The number of demonstration events, meanwhile, decreased further throughout the…