Last week, violence in Albania increased ahead of the local elections. Tensions between Cyprus and Turkey increased over a gas drilling dispute, while in Russia, demonstrations continued over arrests of journalists. Similar to weeks prior, fighting in the Donbass region
ACLED Europe Research Manager Lennart Landman examines Albania’s European Union accession prospects amidst the country’s internal political crisis and tensions with its neighbors. © 2019 Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED). All rights reserved.
Demonstration events in Europe, which had risen sharply since early 2019, declined last week due to a reduction in KPRF protest events in Russia. Violent attacks on civilians and the number of reported fatalities in Europe again declined last week,
2 April 2019: Data for more than 23,500 political violence and protest events across Eastern Europe are now available from the Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED). Spanning 15 countries, the dataset encompasses Eastern and Southeastern Europe, the
Across Albania, Bulgaria, North Macedonia, Greece, and Cyprus, nearly 1,700 political violence and protests events were recorded, the majority of which are protests. Nearly half of these events took place in Greece. While protests make up the majority of events