Regional Overview: Europe
12-18 April 2020

Last week, demonstrations in Southeastern Europe increased, with traders, healthcare workers, and Romani minorities demonstrating over lack of government support during the coronavirus crisis. Several demonstrations were also held in the Balkans, Eastern Europe, and Russia, in particular over government measures relating to the coronavirus. A handful of violent incidents were also reported relating to…

Regional Overview: Europe
5-11 April 2020

Last week, demonstration events throughout the Balkans, Southeastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Russia remained low amidst ongoing coronavirus measures that limit public gatherings. Most of the demonstrations that did take place were held over government responses to the coronavirus crisis. In Serbia, manufacturing laborers protested over having to work without protective health equipment. Citizens in…

Regional Overview: Europe
22-28 March 2020

Last week, demonstrations across Eastern Europe declined significantly as restrictive measures to limit the spread of coronavirus prevented many protest gatherings. A handful of protests were reported over restrictive government measures and over material shortages resulting from the coronavirus pandemic in Albania, Greece, Cyprus, Romania, Ukraine and Russia. The parliament in Kosovo ousted the government…

Regional Overview: Europe
1-7 March 2020

Last week, demonstrations in the Balkans, Southeastern and Eastern Europe continued at similar levels and over the same issues as weeks prior. Key developments were violent clashes between migrants and Greek security forces at the Greek-Turkish border, demonstrations of veterans in Moldova, and a government reshuffle in Ukraine. In Serbia, citizens continued anti-government demonstrations calling…

Regional Overview: Europe 9-15 February 2020

Last week, demonstration events remained high in the Balkans and Southeastern Europe, in particular in Montenegro, Albania and Greece. In Eastern Europe, including in Ukraine and Russia, demonstrations increased in comparison to previous weeks, yet remain relatively low compared to previous months. In Montenegro, the eighth week of mass protests by Serbian Orthodox Church followers…

Regional Overview: Europe 19-25 January 2020

Last week, demonstrations across the Balkans and Southeastern Europe remained high, in particular in Montenegro and Greece. Demonstrations in Eastern Europe remained relatively low compared to previous months.  In Serbia, anti-government demonstrators continued to be active, holding one to several demonstrations each week. Meanwhile, the main anti-government protest movement, ‘1 of 5 Million’, has decided…

Regional Overview – Europe 25 September 2019

Last week, protests on climate change were held throughout the Balkans, Southeastern and Eastern Europe and Russia. In Albania, the opposition announced a pause in their anti-government protests. In Russia, protests on local election interference continued at lower levels compared to August. In Ukraine, anti-Russian demonstrations and violence increased. Fighting in the Donbass region of…

Regional Overview – Europe 11 July 2019

Last week, military tensions expanded between Cyprus and Turkey over the drilling dispute in the Eastern Mediterranean. In Albania, controversial local elections took place in which the ruling Socialist Party secured an unopposed victory. In Ukraine, anti-government protests increased ahead of the parliamentary elections, and fighting in the Donbass region caused nine reported fatalities. The…