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 Eastern Europe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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.
Most of Europe's historically Protestant and Roman Catholic countries (with the exception of Iceland, Norway, Switzerland, Croatia, and the various European microstates) were now EU members, while most of Europe's historically Eastern Orthodox countries (with the exception of Greece and Cyprus) were outside the EU.
A view that Europe is divided strictly into the West and the East is considered pejorative by many in the nominally eastern countries, especially since the fall of the Berlin Wall and Communism in Europe overall.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Eastern_Europe   (1096 words)

 Eastern Europe article - Eastern Europe region Europe Ural Caucasus Russia History Eastern Europe Southeastern - ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The concept of Eastern Europe was greatly strengthened by the domination of the region by the Soviet Union after the Second World War and the takeover of the nations of the region by communist governments.
Such a view is considered pejorative by the population of all such countries, especially since the fall of the Berlin wall and Communism in Europe overall.
The term "Eastern Europe" first arose in the 18th and 19th century and was used to describe an area that was falling behind the rest of Europe economically.
www.what-means.com /encyclopedia/Eastern_Europe   (628 words)

 Music of Southeastern Europe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The music of Southeastern Europe or the Balkans is a type of music distinct from others in Europe.
This is mainly because it was influenced by the Ottoman Empire and also by the relatively common culture of these countries.
The music of the Slavic countries of southeastern Europe is quite significantly different to that the music of Eastern Europe, which includes the Slavic states of the former USSR.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Music_of_Southeastern_Europe   (226 words)

 UNDER SEC. PICKERING REMARKS ON SOUTHEASTERN EUROPE 4/26   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Pickering pointed out the trend in Europe towards political and economic integration, stressing that "Southeastern Europe cannot be left out." This calls for not only a resolution to the Kosovo crisis, he said, but also for a "longer-term policy towards the region as a whole....
Southeastern Europe is the exception to this trend.
Southeastern Europe is part of the grand mosaic of the continent.
www.usembassy.it /file9904/alia/99042707.htm   (2307 words)

 Global Beat: De-Balkanizing the Balkans: Security and Stability in Southeastern Europe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
In the aftermath of the Kosovo conflict, Southeastern Europe is at a crossroad.
The governments of Southeastern Europe, having responded positively to the West's call for cooperation during the conflict--in most cases against their own public opinion--and having incurred substantial economic losses as a result, now have high expectations.
If Southeastern Europe were allowed to slide back into its old ways, it would return to what it has been for much of the past century and longer--a gray zone of weak, vulnerable, and insecure nations.
www.nyu.edu /globalbeat/balkan/USIP092099.html   (1115 words)

 Balkans -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Balkans is the historic and geographic name used to describe southeastern (The 2nd smallest continent (actually a vast peninsula of Eurasia); the British use `Europe' to refer to all of the continent except the British Isles) Europe (see the Definitions and boundaries section below).
The Balkan region was the first area of Europe to experience the arrival of (The practice of cultivating the land or raising stock) farming cultures in the (Latest part of the Stone Age beginning about 10,000 BC in the middle east (but later elsewhere)) Neolithic era.
(A republic in southeastern Europe on the southern part of the Balkan peninsula; known for grapes and olives and olive oil) Greece has been a member of the (An international organization of European countries formed after World War II to reduce trade barriers and increase cooperation among its members) European Union since 1981.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/b/ba/balkans.htm   (2456 words)

 .:: The Management Center - [ management.org.yu ] ::.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
All these general aspects of corruption in southeastern Europe need to be addressed in terms of specific directions as to what needs to be done to combat them, and what pre-requisite circumstances need to be created in order for these directions to be fully applicable.
Southeastern European NGOs are the most appropriate organizations for such a purpose, because they are founded on a ground of independence from governments and government policies, but in order to fulfill this function efficiently, they must be adequately supported in the structural, long-term sense.
It would be unfair, let alone counterproductive, to prosecute all those who have been corrupt in southeastern Europe, because, as was said at the beginning of this paper, without being corrupt it is doubtful whether they would have been able to survive and support their families.
www.management.org.yu /korupcija.php   (5007 words)

 MSN Encarta - Balkan Peninsula
Balkan Peninsula, peninsula in southeastern Europe, bounded on the east by the Black and Aegean seas, on the south by the Mediterranean Sea, and on the west by the Adriatic and Ionian seas.
The Balkan Peninsula generally encompasses the countries that are commonly known as the Balkan states: Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Serbia and Montenegro, Albania, Greece, and Bulgaria.
Because the peninsula is politically and economically important as part of the land bridge between Europe and Asia and the overland route from the Mediterranean to the Black Sea, it was subjugated for centuries by a series of conquerors.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761567023/Balkan_Peninsula.html   (1044 words)

 MSN Encarta - Romania
Romania, country in southeastern Europe, occupying the northeastern part of the Balkan Peninsula.
The Danube River, which connects central Europe with the Black and Mediterranean seas, forms much of Romania’s southern and southwestern borders with Bulgaria and Serbia and Montenegro.
The broad, swampy Danube delta, the largest in Europe, is an important wildlife refuge and paradise for birdwatchers.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761559516/Romania.html   (1012 words)

 De-Balkanizing the Balkans - Security and Stability in Southeastern Europe: Special Reports: Publications: U.S. ...
Europe, many of its leaders have come to understand, cannot face the future with confidence so long as the Balkans are the fl hole in the heart of the European continent.
In contrast to the first decade after the end of communism in Europe, which was a transitional period with all its incumbent hesitancies and uncertancies, the coming years are seen by leaders in the region as a time for further economic reform and fuller political integration with the West.
But if Southeastern Europe is truly to be integrated with the rest of Europe, at least some of the Balkan countries also must be recognized as early candidates for entry into the European Union.
www.usip.org /pubs/specialreports/sr990920.html   (11924 words)

 Southeastern Europe Country Analysis Brief   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The countries of Southeastern Europe-- Romania, Bulgaria, and Moldova-- occupy a strategic location on the Black Sea, exporting electricity through the Balkans and transporting Russian natural gas to Western Europe and Turkey.
Southeastern Europe is also a potentially significant transit region for Caspian oil exports to Europe.
Although the countries of Southeastern Europe-- Romania, Bulgaria, and Moldova-- have been independent democracies since the 1991 fall of the Soviet Union, each has had problems transitioning from a centrally-planned economic system to a market-based economy.
www.eia.doe.gov /emeu/cabs/seeurope.html   (3421 words)

 Finance & Development, March 2002 - Southeastern Europe After the Kosovo Crisis
The transition in Southeastern Europe was slow getting off the ground; reforms were timid; and implementation was fitful.
Southeastern European countries have also passed legislation to reform recruitment and performance standards in the civil service.
Furthermore, there are increasing signs of a deep and broad consensus in Southeastern Europe on both the ultimate goal of sustainable growth and the policy means to achieve it.
www.imf.org /external/pubs/ft/fandd/2002/03/demekas.htm   (2245 words)

The College of Southeastern Europe, the American University of Athens operates in Athens at its Alexandras Avenue Campus.
Southeastern, incorporated in the state of Delaware under its corporate laws and regulations, is a private international University conferring Bachelor's degrees under authority of a charter granted by the Delaware Board of Education.
Southeastern is an Accredited Member of the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS).
www.southeastern.edu.gr   (306 words)

 Southeastern Europe Country Analysis Brief
Preparation for integration with Europe is integral to economic policy making in the region; both countries are currently working with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and other international donor institutions to bolster their economies.
The three countries of Southeastern Europe are all net oil importers, with most of their supply coming from Russia.
As with oil, the countries of Southeastern Europe are all net natural gas importers, with supplies coming from Russia along the south bound Progress pipeline (see map).
www.eia.doe.gov /emeu/cabs/romania.html   (2575 words)

 Southeast Europe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The warfare and instability that dominated Southeast Europe in the last decade, most notably in the former Yugoslavia, divided the people of the region sharply along lines of ethnicity and nationality.
Though the wars were not religious by definition, the close association between national and religious identities in the Serb, Bosnian, Croat, and ethnic Albanian communities led to the misuse of religious officials, symbols, and language to further the war aims of political and military leaders.
The second ECRL meeting was held in Sarajevo, Bosnia in September 2003 and not only strengthened regional ties but linked the Southeast Europe leaders to their counterparts throughout Europe.
www.wcrp.org /RforP/Conflict/SOUTHEASTEUROPE.html   (3852 words)

 Southeastern_Europe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The northern border of the Balkan peninsula is generally considered be the line formed by the Danube, Sava and Kupa rivers and a segment connecting the spring of the Kupa with the Kvarner Bay.
The aforementioned historical justification for the Sava-Kupa northern boundary would preclude including all of Croatia (whose territories were by and large part of the Habsburg Monarchy and Venetian Republic during the Ottoman conquest).
The Balkan region was the first area of Europe to experience the arrival of farming cultures in the Neolithic era.
www.apawn.com /search.php?title=Southeastern_Europe   (2111 words)

 Southeastern Europe Web Links: Library and Links: Jeannette Rankin Library Program: U.S. Institute of Peace
The European Commission's comprehensive approach to southeastern Europe and Kosovo, with links to documents and speeches, council meetings and conclusions, and related links.
SECI was formed "to encourage cooperation among the countries of the region and facilitate the access of Southeast Europe to European integration." The web site details the statement of purpose, structure, and projects of the organization, which include reports on Crime and Corruption, Securities Markets and Electricity Grids.
The announcement of the launching of the joint web site describes the scope and types of information that will be covered, including assessment of the economic impacts and costs of the Kosovo crisis, reconstruction needs, and register of donor assistance.
www.usip.org /library/regions/se_europe.html   (1434 words)

 Southeastern Europe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
As the United States and its allies increasingly turn their focus to the global war on terrorism and the stanching of WMD proliferation, strategic interest has risen significantly in those parts of the so-called new Europe that are close to areas of potential terroist and prolferation activities (sucah as Central Asia and the Middle East).
Its focus is the interaction between domestic and international politics, as well as a detailed analysis of relations between Greece and Turkey in the 1990s and their prospects for the coming years.
A major conference, NATO and Southeastern Europe: Security Issues for the Early 21st Century, in April 1999, coinciding with the NATO fiftieth anniversary summit held in Washington, D.C. IFPA hosted this conference together with the Kokkalis Foundation of Athens, Greece; the North Atlantic Alliance was a co-sponsor.
www.ifpa.org /printfriendly/projects/southeastP.htm   (420 words)

 Tarasyuk participates in conference on investment opportunities in southeastern Europe (05/14/00)
[southeastern European] regional leaders have forged a pact with outside donors to transform this area of instability into a full partner in the Euro-Atlantic community.
Tarasyuk said that Ukraine, strictly speaking, is not considered an intrinsic part of southeastern Europe, a region that is generally understood to mean countries that border Yugoslavia, but noted that geography is not necessarily the most important factor delineating security and stability in this region.
Tarasyuk, is the European Union's lack of response to Ukraine's suggestion that a think-tank, the Ethnic Research Center under the auspices of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe High Commissioner for National Minorities be established in Ukraine to study and develop preventive measures to conflicts in inter-ethnic relations.
www.ukrweekly.com /Archive/2000/200008.shtml   (824 words)

 Domination of southeastern Europe and the Middle East (from Ottoman Empire) --  Encyclopædia Britannica
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One of the most powerful states in the world during the 15th and 16th centuries, it spanned more than 600 years and came to an end only in 1922, when it was replaced by the Turkish Republic and various successor states in southeastern Europe and the Middle East.
As this empire grew by conquering lands of the Byzantine Empire and beyond, it came to include at the height of its power all of Asia Minor; the countries of the Balkan Peninsula; the islands of the...
www.britannica.com /eb/article-44382   (1110 words)

 ipedia.com: Balkans Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The larger land mass is sometimes referred to as the Balkan peninsula as it is surrounded by the Adriatic, Ionian, Aegean, Marmara and Black seas from the southwest, south and southeast.
The Balkan region can be described with the neutral term Southeastern Europe, even though that ignores the geographical presence of Romania and the Ukraine.
The use of this term is slowly catching on, as for example the EU initiative of 1999 is called Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe, and the on-line newspaper Balkan Times renamed itself Southeast European Times in 2003.
www.ipedia.com /balkans.html   (1623 words)

 ekathimerini.com | Sea change in Southeastern Europe: An effort to ‘rebrand the Balkans’   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Misha Glenny is one of the most influential voices to have reported from Eastern Europe and the Balkans in the momentous years that followed the collapse of the Eastern Bloc in 1989, with his reports, commentaries and books helping shape Western public opinion.
They are not all exportable to Southeastern Europe, but a lot of them are because of the heavy influence of organized crime in local politics.
But organized crime could not exist the way it does in Southeastern Europe if the EU as a consumer market did not have the ability to absorb the vast amount of untaxed cigarettes, the trafficked women who work as prostitutes, and illegal migrant labor as it does.
www.ekathimerini.com /4dcgi/_w_articles_ell_15918683_19/11/2002_23275   (2006 words)

 Albright Calls Southeastern Europe Testing Ground for Democracy, 6/29
Secretary of State Madeleine Albright said in Berlin June 29 that Southeastern Europe is a major testing ground for the principles of the recent Community of Democracies conference in Warsaw, as efforts in the region "will provide the ultimate answer to the question...
The United States and many of its allies are assisting the forces of democracy in Serbia, and it is important that the nations of Central and Southeastern Europe join in the effort, Albright said.
And Europe, the United States, and our partners have forged a Pact, ably administered by Bodo Hombach, and aimed at transforming the region into a full partner and participant in a new Europe.
www.usembassy.it /file2000_06/alia/a0062908.htm   (2971 words)

 Southeastern Europe Business Brief
Among the 100 U.S. companies surveyed by the report, 46 percent said Eastern Europe was the most attractive investment location for their company.
There are many advantages to investing in Eastern Europe, including the lower costs of doing business, the wide availability of skilled labor and the opportunities for growth.
Europe's largest brewers are competing for the privatization of Bosnia's biggest brewery, Banjalucka Pivara for a 53.81 percent stake.
www.mac.doc.gov /ceebic/balkan/seebb/907.htm   (783 words)

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