Regional Overview – Europe 22 May 2019

Last week, more than a dozen violent attacks and demonstrations were orchestrated in Greece in support of a jailed Marxist hitman. Pro- and anti-government demonstrations in Serbia, Albania and Romania continued. Protests in Croatia and Ukraine increased after an extended period of only a few events being reported. Similar to weeks prior, fighting in the…

Regional Overview – Europe 15 May 2019

Last week, anti-government demonstrations in Albania escalated when a large demonstration in the capital turned violent. In Serbia, the opposition tries to regain some momentum after anti-government protest activity declined in prior weeks, and in Romania, anti-government protests are picking up surrounding an anti-corruption referendum to be held on 26 May. The situation in Ukraine…

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…

Regional Overview – Europe 1 May 2019

Last week, anti-government demonstrations in Albania flared and turned violent and anti-government demonstrations in Serbia appear to have lost momentum. The situation in Ukraine during and after the presidential elections on 21 April remained calm, while the conflict in Donbass continues. In Russia, demonstration event numbers remained low, but these may rise in the coming…

Regional Overview – Europe 17 April 2019

Last week, anti-government protests in Europe increased, in particular in Serbia where tensions between the ruling party and anti-government protesters have heightened. A limited number of demonstrations were also held surrounding the Ukrainian presidential elections. Anti-government demonstrations in the Balkans, Southeastern Europe, and Eastern Europe increased last week, after several prior weeks of decline. In…