Fri, May 24 2013
Fireworks illuminate the sky above St Marko's church in the centre of Belgrade at midnight January 14 2002.
Events to promote equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people have been banned or subject to threats and violence in Moscow, Bratislava, Vilnius and Chisinau, and Council of Europe Human Rights Commissioner Thomas Hammarberg says the European Court has ruled that states are obliged to protect peaceful gatherings.
Human-rights activists say 2009 represented a breakthrough in relations between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Russian government. But they say the closer ties appear to place other faiths at a disadvantage.
For 26-year-old Ahmet Yildiz, the choice to live openly as a gay man in Turkey proved deadly.
Dynamics within and among churches in the Balkans reflect the politics of the region
A celebratory sip of champagne at a 2010 football World Cup qualifier could cost Serbian president Boris Tadic a fine for violating anti-hooliganism laws against drinking at football matches.
September 20 2009 event planned against background of homophobic graffiti and memories of a 2001 event that ended in turmoil.
Despite a modest turnout, those who participated in the Rainbow Friendship parade 2009 had something to celebrate when they reached the Red House.
At a media conference on the morning of the second Rainbow Friendship parade, organisers said the parade had the support of 11 foreign embassies and two local political organisations.
Four religious communities join Bulgarian Christian Orthodox church and the country's Muslim community in their calls for a ban on the Rainbow Friendship march scheduled for June 27
Nancy McEldowney becomes second Western ambassador, after the UK’s Steve Williams, to issue a statement of support for Bulgaria’s second gay pride parade.
Steve Williams, British ambassador to Bulgaria, sent out a statement unequivocally supporting the upcoming second gay pride parade in Sofia.
Governments in Prague and Bucharest could soon join Sofia in instituting temporary moratoriums on shale gas exploration.
Coalition around ruling Democratic Party has largest share of vote in Serbia's parliamentary election, according to exit polls.
Centre-right New Democracy is said by exit polls to have largest share of votes, but diminished even from its 2009 defeat, while socialists Pasok – the 2009 victors – gets somewhere around 14 to 17 per cent.
An agreement reached with the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) will allow voters with dual citizenship in Kosovo to vote in the upcoming parliamentary and presidential elections in Serbia.
Twenty radical Muslims suspected of being members of a terrorist group that has been linked to the murder of five fishermen in early April.