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Montenegrin Police bans Nikšić Pride for third time this year

For the third time this year, police in the city of Nikšić, Montenegro, has banned a pride march, which was due to take place today. The Pride was banned quoting security threats. The Orthodox Church mobilised against the Pride, while … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on September 18th, 2015
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Belgrade Pride banned for third year sends wrong signal for accession, MEPs say

On Friday the Serbian government banned the Belgrade Pride Parade which was due to take place the following day, quoting “serious threats to the peace and public order.”

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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on September 30th, 2013
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Budapest Pride: Peaceful overall but right-wing blows and insults

Budapest Pride took place on 6 July in the Hungarian capital. The parade was overall peaceful, but numerous right-wing activists were posted alongside the route and threatened or physically attacked a few participants. Whilst last year’s Pride was attended by … 
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Posted in: News stories, Recent news on July 10th, 2013
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Three Members of the European Parliament head to Belgrade Pride

Three Members of the European Parliament will attend this year’s Belgrade Pride. Marije Cornelissen, Jelko Kacin and Keith Taylor will meet with organisers, the LGBT community, and the EU Delegation to Serbia. After a week of events, the pride march … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on September 20th, 2012
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3,000 march safely at Budapest Pride

Budapest Pride 2012 took place safely on Saturday 7 July, despite earlier threats and the mayor’s unwillingness to support the event. Over 3,000 marchers took to the streets protected by riot police.

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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on July 9th, 2012
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Prides unfold safely in Bulgaria and Romania

On Saturday 30 June, Pride events took place peacefully in Sofia and Bucharest despite earlier threats and calls for violence. Activists have hailed the most successful prides to date in the two capitals.

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Posted in: News stories, Recent news on July 3rd, 2012
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Open letter to Budapest Mayor and Assembly: Don’t ban Pride

Today Members of the European Parliament sent an open letter to the mayor and parliament of Budapest, urging them to allow and protect the upcoming LGBT pride march on 7 July.

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Posted in: Intergroup documents, Recent news on June 14th, 2012
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Riga: Baltic Pride 2012 took place peacefully

The 2012 edition of Baltic Pride unfolded peacefully in the centre of Riga, the Latvian capital. The pride event gathers LGBT people from Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania every year.

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Posted in: News stories, Recent news on June 9th, 2012
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Belgrade Pride banned: Members of the European Parliament express deep regret

The Serbian LGBT pride march Parada Ponosa, due to take place on Sunday in the capital, was banned today by the National Security Council. The Council announced it would forbid the pride march, as well as three far-right counter-protests that … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on September 30th, 2011
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Unsafe pride event in Croatia casts shadow over accession prospects

On 11 June, the first LGBT pride march in Split, Croatia, was met with violence from a crowd of an estimated 2,000-10,000 right-wing extremists. The police failed to protect participants adequately; at least six activists and journalists were taken to … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on June 13th, 2011