Regional Overview: Europe
26 April – 2 May 2020

Demonstrations related to the pandemic and other issues increased last week, particularly in the Balkans and Eastern Europe. Notable developments include the surge in anti-government demonstrations in Serbia and labor groups demonstrating over the economic effects of coronavirus measures in Ukraine.  In Serbia, nightly demonstrations against the government and anti-democratic policies surged, with citizens protesting…

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
29 March-4 April 2020

Last week, demonstration activity throughout the Balkans, Southeastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Russia remained low due to coronavirus measures banning public gatherings. Despite the bans, a handful of demonstrations were held, primarily over coronavirus-related issues. In Kosovo, villagers of Podujeva protested against the quarantine of the entire town. In Greece, Romani Christian Orthodox protesters rallied…

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 26 January – 1 February 2020

Last week, demonstrations across the Balkans and Southeastern Europe remained high, in particular in Montenegro and Greece. Demonstrations in Eastern Europe, including Russia and Ukraine, remained relatively low compared to previous months. In Montenegro, protests against the Religious Freedom Law continued for the sixth week, with dozens of marches and processions being held in most…

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…