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  Eastern Europe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In many sources the term "Eastern Europe" still encompasses most, or all, such European countries that until the end of the "Cold War" (around 1989) were under communist regimes or direct Soviet control, i.e., the former "Eastern Bloc".
The term "Eastern Europe" first arose in the 19th century and was used to describe an area that was falling behind the rest of Europe economically.
Europeans from the formerly communist-controlled countries tend not to classify themselves as "East Europeans" but prefer to include themselves in other groups, associating themselves with Central Europe, with Northern Europe, or with Southern Europe.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Eastern_Europe   (1096 words)

 "Asia begins at the Landstrasse:" Comparing Eastern European and European histories
Without a knowledge of Eastern European history, it is easy to simply define the area as a transition zone between the better-defined countries of Western or Central Europe on the one side, and Russia on the other.
Eastern Europe experiences weather much like that in adjacent zones of Western Europe; most of the same animals and plants grow there wild or are raised on farms.
In Eastern Europe, McNeill believes that the effect of greater group cohesiveness (based on geography) instead turned the basically predatory habits of the ruling group inward: instead of preying on far flung communities across the steppe, Magyar nobles and Ottoman ghazis began to prey upon their own sedentary peasant populations.
www.lib.msu.edu /sowards/balkan/lecture2.html   (7070 words)

 Eastern European Time - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Eastern European Time (EET) is one of the names of UTC+2 time zone, 2 hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time.
It is used in some European, North African, and Middle Eastern countries.
Most of them also use Eastern European Summer Time (UTC+3) as a summer daylight saving time.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Eastern_European_Time   (137 words)

 Eastern European Adoptions - Adoption Encyclopedia
One reason is probably that many of the children are of the Caucasian race and white parents from the United States and other countries believe or know that it can be difficult to adopt white children from their own countries.
Another reason is the generous spirit of many adopters, who felt a surge of sympathy and love for the children abandoned to orphanages and wanted to share their home and family with those children.
Should that happen, it is likely that the plethora of intercountry adoption agencies will turn their sights to other Eastern European countries that may agree to the adoption of their institutionalized children who live in orphanages.
encyclopedia.adoption.com /entry/Eastern-European-adoptions/120/1.html   (940 words)

 FEEFHS - Eastern European Genealogy - FEEFHS
was organized in 1992 as an umbrella organization that promotes family research in eastern and central Europe without any ethnic, religious, or social distinctions.
It provides a forum for individuals and organizations focused on a single country or group of people to exchange information and be updated on developments in the field.
While it primarily serves the interests of North Americans in tracing their lineages back to a European homeland, it welcomes members from all countries.
feefhs.org   (135 words)

 Eastern European Economic Advantage Tour, April 12-23, 2005   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Eastern European Mutual Fund Experts …including one who has already been cashing in on found asset classes and investments that have soared as high as 288% in the last 15 months.
In Budapest you’ll be wined and dined at age-old restaurants that have hosted Eastern European Aristocracy for over a century, including the world-famous Gundel Restaurant, which has been a culinary institution since 1894.
The Eastern European country that barely a single American could pinpoint on a map, that’s about to leap onto the global economic scene.
www.agoraimages.com /promos/europee   (4838 words)

 European Forum - Home
Since the enlargement of the European Union with ten new Member States, Morocco is one of the new neighbours of the EU.
The event was organised by the European Forum for Democracy and Solidarity, institute Clingendael and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, department for South-Eastern Asia and Eastern Europe.
The aim of the conference was to develop a better understanding of the broad coalitions consisting of movements, political parties and international actors that are directly involved in the enabling of democratic regime change.
www.europeanforum.net   (789 words)

 European Union Studies Center -  CUNY Graduate School and University Center
The European Union Studies Center (EUSC) was established in 1993 under the directorship of Hugo M. Kaufmann, Professor of Economics at Queens College and at the Graduate Center.
The approach to the research and analysis is interdisciplinary; it includes political, economic, legal, social and cultural aspects of the Union as a whole, as well as relations between European Union member states, and the European Union's relationship to the rest of the world.
This grant was awarded on a competitive basis, and the recently created European Union Center of New York (of which the EUSC is a part) was one of the ten institutions chosen out of 69 U.S. academic institutions that had applied.
web.gc.cuny.edu /eusc   (357 words)

 Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | Sharp rise in Eastern European visitors
More than a million people from the eastern European states included in last year's EU enlargement visited Britain in the first eight months after accession, figures showed today.
Sir Andrew Green, the chairman of right-wing immigration think-tank Migrationwatch UK, said his organisation welcomed the arrival of eastern Europeans but said they must be counter-balanced by restricting immigration from other parts of the world.
Mr Pasha added that the JCWI had anecdotal evidence that eastern Europeans were finding Britain far too expensive and were "leaving in their droves".
www.guardian.co.uk /eu/story/0,7369,1409200,00.html   (747 words)

 CEECS: Central and Eastern European Classical Scholarship
However, given the massive amounts of data to be dealt with, the focus of necessity must be on Ancient Greece and Rome, from the Creto-Mycenaean era to the fall of the Western Roman Empire.
English, indeed, will be the language of the website, apart from some addresses, which are best left in their original tongues.
Names of publications not printed in the Western European languages and alphabets will be both listed in the original language (transliterated for Cyrillic) and translated into English.
www.ceecs.net   (629 words)

 EUROEST   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Centre on Evolution in Eastern European Countries began its activities on 15 February 1992.
The aim of Euroest is to study of ongoing change in the countries of Central-Eastern Europe in the fields of economics, law, society and technology.
The Centre's second aim is to establish and mantain contacts with scholars and other research center, especially in the transition countries, in order to obtain up-to-date information and analysis, and to verify the results of the research conducted by the Observatory itself.
eaces.gelso.unitn.it /Euroest/euroest.htm   (296 words)

 The Centre for European Studies at the Jagiellonian University
The ancient Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland, lies in the heart of Central and Eastern Europe.
Poland's perspective on the continent of Europe is reflected in the study tracks of our European Studies Programme: one track looks west to the European Union, the other track looks east to the changes in post-communist Europe.
The Centre for European Studies offers both - a fully accredited one-year MA Programme and the opportunity to take a semester of Undergraduate Study Abroad.
www.ces.uj.edu.pl   (127 words)

 Eastern & European Vehicle Owner's Club Home Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
An enthusiasts club for owners of unusual European vehicles, particularly those from Eastern European countries.
All membership applications must be on the official membership form, obtainable from the club or any existing member of the club.
New applicants must own or have a genuine interest in Eastern European or other unusual vehicles, have goods or information on these vehicles, or language skills that could be utilised to translate information.
www.ptech.co.nz /eevoc   (248 words)

 Cyndi's List - Eastern Europe
According to its statutes, the Herder-Institute supports "with its collections and as a forum for academic discussion the research on the countries and peoples of East Central Europe in their European context, with special regard to the history of the historical German territories and areas of settlement in East Central Europe.
Borislav, Drogobych, and Sambor were variously part of Austria (the eastern section of Galicia), Poland, and now the Western Ukraine.
The goals of the group are to acquire, and when necessary translate, material relating to the Jewish residents of BDS&V; such as histories, yizkor books, memoirs, cemetery listings, business directories, telephone directories, etc.; create scanned images and databases of acquired material; and create a list of towns within our scope of interest.
www.cyndislist.com /easteuro.htm   (4327 words)

 Free Pint No.39 - Languages / Central and Eastern Europe
However there are around 15 states that have emerged from their "cold war" cocoons and can be classified as members of the CEE as such - the situation being somewhat fluid as a result of the Kosova / Serbia conflict.
THE ENVIRONMENT The overriding legacy of socialism in the CEE was one of heavy industry which gave rise to a variety of environmental disasters throughout the region, ranging from Chernobyl in the Ukraine to the Black Triangle of Poland / East Germany / Czechoslovakia.
The European Union (EU) has through the Phare programme been funding various programmes to help bring the CEE nations up to EU standards to assist in their accession to EU membership.
www.freepint.co.uk /issues/270599.htm   (4184 words)

We wish to express our thanks to the 104 teams participated in the 2004 season, all the sponsors, who helped us, all the marshalls ant technical staff, and last but not the least — for all the spectators.
This was the first series of tournaments ever made, where all the best teams from the Eastern European countries came together and played against eachother.
With its truly eastern locations Centurio is not just an occasion to play a good tournament, it also gives you a chance to visit beautifull and famous cities like Moscow, Vilnius, Vienna, Warsaw, Budapest...
www.centurio-eepl.com   (391 words)

The FEEFHS East European Map Room has a 51 map collection from the Comprehensive Atlas and Geography of the World (published by Blackie and Sons in 1882 in Edinburgh, Scotland) cover almost all of central and eastern Europe, including all of the German Empire and the Russian Empire.
This includes European Russia (east to the Urals) and trans-Ural Asian Russia (Siberia and the Pacific).
Russia: The European part of the Russian Empire of 1882 is now posted in ten maps.
feefhs.org /maps/INDEXMAP.HTML   (889 words)

 UCSB Libraries - UCSB Libraries - Help by Subject: Eastern European Studies
The Russian and East European Network Information Center (REENIC) at the University of Texas is a comprehensive site for information about countries of the former Soviet Union.
REESWeb is a comprehensive index of electronic resources on the Balkans, the Baltic states, the Caucusus, Central Asia, Central Europe, the CIS, Eastern Europe, the NIS, the Russian Federation, and the former Soviet Union.
Duke Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies offers links to general, travel, language, culture, media, government information and virtual tours to 27 countries in Eastern Europe and Eurasia.
www.library.ucsb.edu /subjects/easteur/easteurst.html   (1212 words)

 Izvor: The Resource for Eastern European Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
It is a growing, annotated resource for those interested in Eastern European folk and Rom (gypsy) music.
While the focus is the Balkans and Hungary, several links apply to all of Eastern Europe or international music in general.
A few pages from the creator's five-month stay in Eastern Europe (Aug - Dec 2003) and a paper for grad school on Communist ideology's influence on Eastern European folk music.
www.sadtomato.net /izvor   (176 words)

 Eastern European Time - Open Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Eastern European Time (EET) is the time zone 2 hours ahead of UTC.
Time zones of Europe, Blue WET or GMT or UTC, Red CET/MET, Green EET, Khaki MSK
During summertime, DST (Daylight Saving Time) is in effect in some countries such as Finland and all other member states of the European Union.
open-encyclopedia.com /Eastern_European_Time   (84 words)

 Welcome to the School of Slavonic and East European Studies
Following President Klaus's address, Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, Chancellor of the University of London, unveiled the stone to mark the formal opening of the new building.
The School of Slavonic & East European Studies was inaugurated on 19 October 1915 by Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk
SSEES is one of the world's leading specialist institutions, and the largest national centre in the UK for the study of Central, Eastern and South-East Europe and Russia
www.ssees.ac.uk   (294 words)

 The Eastern European Trust plc   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Eastern European Trust plc ("TEET") is a closed-end investment trust company listed on the London Stock Exchange with net asset value of approximately USD 200m at 30 June 2005 and managed by Pictet Asset Management UK Limited, a leading European asset management company.
The Company's objective is to achieve long-term capital growth from a diversified portfolio of companies in Emerging Europe including Russia, Turkey, Central and Eastern Europe and countries of the former Soviet Union.
In order to access this website, you are required to confirm that you have read and understood the important information on the next page.
www.teetplc.com   (100 words)

 BBC NEWS | UK | Politics | Eastern European visas restored
Many eastern Europeans are keen to work in the UK The Home Office has lifted the suspension of employment-related visa applications from Romania and Bulgaria.
The decision - which is with immediate effect - comes after checks which the government says prove there is no evidence of widespread abuse.
Fruit firms were among those who wanted work-related visas restored.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/uk_news/politics/3729747.stm   (263 words)

 NCEEER's Website
NCEEER is pleased to announce its initiative with the Ellison Center for Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies at the Jackson School for International Studies of the University of Washington.
NCEEER is now building on this track record by forming institutional partnerships that can serve the needs of both American scholars and their counterparts from Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.
NCEEER is committed to making the results of the research that it supports accessible to both the U.S. government and the general public.
www.nceeer.org   (513 words)

 Eastern European Insurance Technology Strategies
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This brief provides an overview and tracks key trends in the Eastern European insurance technology market, focusing particularly on the business dynamics that have emerged in Eastern Europe, particularly with respect to foreign entrants.
European Insurance Technology Spending Strategies: a survey of 100 decision-makers
www.marketresearch.com /redirect.asp?productid=934025&progid=3603   (316 words)

 EASTERN-CENTRAL EUROPE: The Multicultural Arena
Relics from one of the longest dictatorships in Eastern Europe rub shoulders with citrus orchards, olive groves and vineyards.
Long before the post-World War II division of Europe and long before 'silent revolutions' in Eastern Europe ended that division, there was another time when Germans took to the streets to demand freedom and unity and for a few months seemed to achieve their goal.
The eastern economy has, however, rebounded, and the economic disparities between the two halves of the country are narrowing.
www.omnibusol.com /easteurope.html   (13725 words)

 The Pan European Institute - HOME
PEI was designed to bring together and build upon the outstanding achievements of the former Centres for European Studies and for Russian Studies, especially in the areas of European integration and post-communist studies.
Its creation also consolidated the University's success in attracting new posts in the area of Former Soviet Union and Eastern European studies, funded by HEFCE, the Higher Education Funding Council for England.
PEI is able to draw upon the full range of the University's excellence in teaching and research, although does not employ its own staff, save for its Executive Officer, Mrs Lynn Baird.
www.essex.ac.uk /centres/PEI   (196 words)

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