Regional Overview: Europe
10-16 May 2020

Last week, demonstrations continued in the Balkans, Southeastern Europe, and Eastern Europe, with about half of demonstrations relating to coronavirus. In some cases, demonstrations appear to be fueled by disinformation. Notable developments were the reduction of anti-government protests in Serbia and the resurgence of Serbian Orthodox demonstrations in Montenegro.  In Croatia, owners and employees of…

Regional Overview: Europe
19-25 April 2020

Last week, demonstration event numbers remained low across the Balkans, Southeastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Russia. Most demonstrations were held over government measures relating to the coronavirus crisis. Notable were protests and riots by members of the Romani community in Bulgaria and Romania, who face stigmatization and are disproportionately targeted by quarantine measures. In Bosnia…

Regional Overview – Europe 2 October 2019

Last week, climate change protests continued throughout the Balkans, Southeastern and Eastern Europe and Russia. In Kosovo, the election campaign period kicked off, with, in particular, the Kosovo-Serb region at risk of disorder. In Bulgaria, North Macedonia and Bosnia-Herzegovina, journalists protested for free journalism. In Greece, the new government faced its first large protests against…

Regional Overview – Europe 7 May 2019

Last week, the political violence situation in Europe remained calm, with few political violence events and no fatalities reported outside of the conflict zone in Donbass, Ukraine. In Albania and Serbia, anti-government demonstrations continued; and throughout Europe, traditional ‘Labour Day’ peaceful protests were held on 1 May. In Russia, a handful of these protests were…