Eastern Europe

Europe’s Largest Minority Gaining Recognition, Expert Says

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: January 4, 2007   View Article

Awareness of the centuries of discrimination against the Roma—the ethnic group often mistakenly called Gypsies—is on the rise in Eastern Europe, according to a leading scholar.

The people’s plight has been one of neglect and discrimination since arriving in Eastern Europe in the 1300s, said Carol Silverman, an anthropologist at the University of Oregon in Eugene who studies the Roma.

Montenegro Splits From Serbia, Redrawing Europe’s Map

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: May 22, 2006   View Article

Citizens of Montenegro voted Sunday to cut ties with neighboring Serbia, crumbling the last vestige of communist-era Yugoslavia, according to early results released today.

The results, if ratified by Montenegro’s parliament, will draw a new political border between the two Balkan republics.

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