Europe and Eurasia

2015

 

Historic Cemetery Returned to Armenians in Istanbul

Asbarez

3 February 2015

 

State returns UNESCO site to Olomouc Archbishopric

Prague Post

31 January 2015

 

Warsaw’s Schools under the Restitution Ax

Wojciech Kosc

Transitions Online

5 December 2015

 

Italy seizes more that 5,000 looted antiquities in record haul

Agence France Presse

23 January 2015 

 

State rejects most restitution claims

Prague Post

7 January 2015

 

2014

 

Romania’s restitution saga: A group of 70 people received cash and Fondul Proprietatea shares worth over EUR 1 bln

Romania Insider

15 December 2014

 

Court to Rule on Turkish Dealer’s Collection of Looted Artifacts

Asbarez.com

11 December 2014

 

Czech police find two priceless statues of saints in Austria

Prague Post

22 November 2014

 

Russia Delivers a New Shock to Crimean Business: Forced Nationalization

Carol Matlack

Business Week

18 November 2014

 

Court rejects 1 billion Kč restitution claim

Prague Post

11 November 2014

 

French museums face a cultural change over restitution of colonial objects

Laurent Carpentier

The Guardian

3 November 2014

 

Court refuses to return farm confiscated from Mašín family

Radio Prague

2 November 2014

 

Return Our Churches: Murder, Theft and Denial

Tania C. Mastrapa 

Crisis Magazine

31 October 2014

 

Zimbabwe hosts first British trade delegation in ‘Twenty Years’

Agence France Press

29 October 2014

 

Money Trumps Morality: Armenian-Canadian Businessmen Invest and Lose Millions in Totalitarian Cuba

Vilen Khlgatyan

Political Developments Research Center

28 October 2014

 

Senior Vatican Cardinal Fought for Old Julfa Khatchkars

Asbarez.com

27 October 2014

 

Romania Farmland Costing Fraction of U.K. Lures Investors

Bloomberg

24 October 2014

 

Germany attracts trade in looted artifacts

Deutsche Welle

24 October 2014

 

Romanian politician’s son, arrested for attempted illegal forest restitution 

Romania Insider

23 October 2014

 

Kurt: Bardakçı’s Chest as a Cognovit

Armenian Weekly

Umit Kurt

15 October 2014

 

Russian lawmakers approve bill granting compensation to sanction-hit individuals

Laura Mills

Associated Press

8 October 2104

 

Documenting Restitution in Poland

Bill Brownstein

Montreal Gazette

5 October 2014

 

Religious statue sent to Norway for safekeeping returning to Plzen after half century

Ian Willoughby 

Radio Prague

1 October 2014

 

Romania Fondul Proprietatea to launch share buyback on Oct. 1

Reuters

30 September 2014

 

Turkey’s Kristallnacht

Uzay Bulut 

Armenian Weekly

30 September 2014

 

Property of Armenian community in Istanbul returned to owners

Armenpress

26 September 2014

 

Stolen icon rescued from Swiss auction

Constantinos Psillides 

Cyprus Mail

18 September 2014

 

Czech priests not paid better despite return of property

Prague Post

10 August 2014

 

France’s Supreme Court Rejects Austrian Restitution Claim

Coline Milliard

ArtNet News

7 August 2014

 

New Hope for Victims of GDR Looting

Hendrik Hansson

ArtNet News

1 August 2014 

 

Lawsuit against U.S. Federal Reserve Seeks Armenian Gold Looted by Turkey

Harut Sassounian

C.A.R. News and Views

31 July 2014

 

State heritage institute decides UNESCO listed landmark should be returned to Catholic Church

Chris Johnstone

Radio Praha

26 June 2014

 

Churches, Resolutions, and Justice: Contemplations in Western Armenia

George Aghjayan

The Armenian Weekly

24 June 2014

 

German collector accused of owning Nazi-looted art dies

Philip Oltermann

The Guardian

6 May 2014

 

European Court of Human Rights

30 April 2014

 

Crimea’s looted treasure on the political agenda

Sophia Kishkovsky

The Art Newspaper

24 April 2014

 

Bat’a's relatives fail in compensation claim in Slovakia

Prague Daily Monitor

3 April 2014

 

Germany returns stolen art to Poland – and wants more in return

Frank Jordans

Christian Science Monitor

31 March 2014

 

Crimean Tatars Fear History May Repeat Itself

Gregory Warner

WVXU

20 March 2014

 

Court scraps 60-year-old communist verdict on farmer

Prague Daily Monitor

20 March 2014

 

As Russian grip tightens, Ukrainian Catholics fear fresh oppression

Catholic Online

14 March 2014

 

State violates deadlines for restitution claims, church says

Prague Daily Monitor

14 March 2014

 

Œuvres restituées: l’émotion d’une descendante

Claire Bommelaer

Le Figaro

11 March 2014

 

Art theft in Venice and Veneto region decreases while recovery increases

The Venice Times

5 March 2014

 

Churches ask for returning 1,835 buildings and 112,564 plots

ČIA News

IA News

5 March 2014

 

Poland: ‘No ethnic discrimination on property restitution’

Polskie Radio

3 March 2014

 

The Con Artist: A Multimillion Dollar Art Scam

60 Minutes 

23 February 2014

 

Romania’s peasants: standing in the way of foreign investors making a lot of money

Luke Dale-Harris 

The Guardian

19 February 2014

 

German Man Appeals Seizure of Nazi-Looted Art

Time Magazine

19 February 2014

 

Spain’s Bankia sees 5-10 percent sale in first privatization round

Reuters

16 February 2014

 

Germany debates draft law on Nazi-looted art

The Local

15 February 2014 

 

WWII Nazi-looted painting returns to Poland

Polskie Radio

12 February 2014

 

Norwegian art museum to return seven columns from Summer Palace to Beijing

Chris Luo

South China Morning Post 

12 February 2014

 

Nazi loot probe: More art found at Gurlitt Austria home

BBC News

11 February 2014

 

PM wants five ministers to monitor church restitution

Prague Daily Monitor

11 February 2014

 

US Returns Polish Painting Stolen During WWII

Holly Kellum

The Epoch Times

10 February 2014

 

HN: Banks interested in Czech churches’ compensation

Prague Daily Monitor

7 February 2014

 

Bosnia privatization protests reach other cities

Amel Emric

Boston Globe

6 February 2014

 

Churches apply for return of 1783 buildings, 102,000 plots

Prague Daily Monitor

5 February 2014

 

Karadjordjevic Royal Family submits request for restitution

InSerbia 

28 January 2014

 

Half of Czechs want Beneš Decrees to stay

Prague Post

28 January 2014

 

Insight: Europe’s utilities squeezed by creeping nationalization

Geert De Clercq

Chicago Tribune

19 January 2014

 

Can Privatization Save the Treasures of  Ancient Greece?

Charlotte McDonald-Gibson

Time

18 January 2014

 

Karadjordjevic family to apply for restitution on St. Sava day

InSerbia

18 January 2014

 

Crime with frescos in FYR Macedonia, over 10 thousand stolen

Naser Pajaziti

Independent Balkan News Agency

15 January 2014

 

Churches claim 500 artifacts from Czech National Gallery

Prague Daily Monitor

10 January 2014

 

Poland: The hunt for stolen art

The Economist

9 January 2014

 

MfD: Return of property to church discourages Czech donors

Prague Daily Monitor

9 January 2014

 

2013

 

France cleared to impose controversial ‘millionaire tax’

Emile Picy & Natalie Huet

Thomson Reuters

29 December 2013

 

New Civil Code may cause problems

Prague Daily Monitor

27 December 2013

 

Fresh hope Jewish families could have looted Nazi art returned

Philip Sherwell

Telegraph

26 December 2013

 

German Jewish Family Fighting 22 Years to Reclaim Its Land

The Jewish Press

25 December 2013

 

Poll: Most Czechs are against return of property to churches

Prague Daily Monitor

23 December 2013

 

The Nazi Art Theft Crisis in Europe

Anne-Marie O’Connor

Time Magazine

19 December 2013

 

Zeman and Duka discuss restitution of properties on Castle tour

Prague Daily Monitor

18 December 2013

 

National Gallery of Denmark has Nazi-looted works, scholar says

Hanne Cecilie Gulstad

The Art Newspaper

18 December 2013

 

Germany will not return war-era paintings to Emdens

Henry Rome

The Jerusalem Post

18 December 2013

 

Party and church representatives agree on transparent restitution

Prague Daily Monitor

18 December 2013

 

Prague Castle buildings sought by Church to remain in hands of state

Jan Velinger

Radio Prague

12 December 2013

 

Bulgaria’s Ex Royal Palace Remains State Property

Novinite

6 December 2013

 

Churches rejected plans to curb property restitution deal

Prague Daily Monitor

29 November 2013

 

Communist police convicted of persecuting farmers in 1952

Prague Daily Monitor

26 November 2013

 

Social Democrats reach no deal with churches on property restitution

Prague Daily Monitor

22 November 2013

 

ČSSD, church reps to meet over property return on Thursday

Prague Daily Monitor

19 November 2013

 

German Order claims property within Czech church restitution 

Prague Daily Monitor

14 November 2013

 

Communists want referendum on church restitution again

Prague Daily Monitor

13 November 2013

 

ČSSD, KDU still differ on church restitution

Prague Daily Monitor

13 November 2013

 

How the Hungarian Disease Is Spreading Across Central Europe

Marek Tatala & Fred Roeder

Forbes

12 November 2013

 

US documents raise questions on Munich art hoard

Kirsten Grieshaber & David Rising

Associated Press

7 November 2013

 

Discovered: Billion-pound art collection seized by the Nazis found in shabby Munich apartment

Allan Hall

Daily Mail

3 November 2013

 

Gov’t not to challenge return of property to churches

Prague Daily Monitor

24 October 2013

 

ČSSD seeks Prague Castle exemption from church restitution law

Prague Daily Monitor

23 October 2013

 

PM not to change church restitution law over Prague Castle

Prague Daily Monitor 

22 October 2013

 

EC progress report reveals that Montenegro’s process on restitution is still slow

Balkans.com Business News

21 October 2013

 

Prague Castle may be exempted from church restitution scheme

Prague Daily Monitor 

21 October 2013

 

Communist prosecutor still prosecuted over collectivisation

Prague Daily Monitor

14 October 2013

 

Russia’s mysteries on display at NC Museum of History

David Menconi

News Observer

12 October 2013

 

Various orders want religious art pieces returned

Radio Prague 

10 October 2013

 

Six stolen post-Byzantine icons recovered by the Church

Cyprus Mail

10 October 2013

 

Polish Plan on Pensions Arouses Sharp Criticism

Dan Bilefsky & Mateusz Zurawik

New York Times

9 October 2013

 

Albania seizes more than 1,000 stolen artworks

Associated Press

9 October 2013

 

Ministry broadens charges in alleged coal-mining privatisation swindle case

Prague Daily Monitor

9 October 2013

 

British Museum pays Jewish collector’s heir for Nazi-looted drawing

Martin Bailey

The Art Newspaper

9 October 2013

 

Czech brewer Budvar victory in Budweiser trademark battle over Anheuser-Busch in Italy

Washington Post

8 October 2013

 

Leonardo da Vinci’s Masterpiece ‘The Lady with the Ermine’

Richard Cork

Wall Street Journal 

5 October 2013

 

Court dismisses Dietrichstein’s property claim

Prague Monitor 

4 October 2013

 

Vieira trustee objects to expropriation

Analia Murias

FIS 

25 September 2013

 

ECHR fines Turkey 184,000 euros in expropriation case

Hurriyet Daily News

24 September 2013

 

A Changed Outlook

Martin Ehl

Transitions Online

24 September 2013

 

Two property disputes resolved, on heats up

Raymond Johnston

Prague Post 

24 September 2013

 

Právo: Prague St. Michael Church to host shopping gallery, offices

Prague Monitor 

24 September 2013

 

No plans to nationalize utilities companies yet, says gov’t spokesman

Politics.hu

23 September 2013

 

CT: Knights of Malta want land in Prague that is not theirs

Prague Monitor 

23 September 2013

 

The Confiscation of Armenian Properties: An Interview with Ümit Kurt

Varak Ketsemanian

The Armenian Weekly

23 September 2013

 

Lecture Sheds Light on Aitnab Legacy

Hasmik Piliposyan

Asbarez Armenian News

20 September 2013

 

Looted Icons Seized by Dutch Government Return to Cyprus

Catherine Hickley

Bloomberg 

17 September 2013

 

Art dealers’ heirs await hearing on Nazi-looted treasure

Times of Israel

12 September 2013

 

Poland: Re-Nationalization of Pension Scheme

FriedlNews 

7 September 2013

 

Desaparece una obra de Miró  de su Fundación de Palma de Mallorca (In Spanish)

El País

6 September 2013

 

Zeman: New lower house may change church restitution law

Prague Monitor 

2 September 2013

 

Churches demanding return of more property

Prague Monitor

30 August 2013

 

Church art thieves ‘waiting to sell’ – gardai

Caroline Crawford

Independent 

28 August 2013

 

How Posters Stolen by the Nazis Resurfaced at a Jewish Museum in South Florida

Andrea Richard

WJCT News

27 August 2013

 

How Was the Wealth of the Church Plundered?

Wojciech Dudkiewicz

Sunday Catholic Weekly

26 August 2013

 

Burrell tapestry: ‘Looted Nazi art’ found on Google

Martyn McLaughlin

The Scotsman

26 August 2013

 

Bulgarian Conservatives Blast Ex Tsar for Siding with Govt

Novinite

25 August 2013

 

This stolen art somehow ended up in an auction house

Nicolas Delaunay

Lowell Sun

24 August 2013

 

‘Restitution will resize Czech Republic land. For a quarter of a billion.’

presseurop

20 August 2013

 

Most of Catholic Church’s restitution requests have been filed

Prague Monitor

13 August 2013

 

Catholic Church makes more than 11,000 restitution requests

Daniel Bardsley

Prague Post 

12 August 2013

 

British Museum and archeologist confirm identity of stolen Egyptian artefact

Amer Sultan

Ahram Online

9 August 2013

 

Church property restitution in Romania is a priority, says US official

MTI

Politics.hu

31 July 2013 

 

A Pile of Romanian Ash May Be Stolen Picasso, Matisse, and Monet Masterpieces

Alexander Abad-Santos

Atlantic Wire

17 July 2013

 

Looted art from Cypriot Churches is Returned by Germany

Catherine Hickley

Bloomberg

16 July 2013

 

Vieira expropriation process continues 

Analia Murias

FIS

12 July 2013

 

First plots returned under church restitution law

Prague Daily Monitor

12 July 2013

 

Repsol secures Spanish court case over YPF expropriation

Tobias Buck & Jude Webber

Financial Times

11 July 2013

 

Solving the question of Jewish property restitution to proceed one step at a time in Latvia

The Baltic Course

9 July 2013

 

Court orders Romanian state to pay record EUR 70 mlm restitution compensation to football boss Becali’s nephew

Romania Insider 

2 July 2013

 

Ukraine Communists Submit Draft Bill to Nationalize ArcelorMittal Plant

Katya Gorchinskaya 

Wall Street Journal

25 June 2013

 

Volunteers helping Catholic church reclaim property

Prague Monitor 

25 June 2013

 

How Looted Art Haunts German-Russian Relations

Judy Dempsey

Carnegie Europe 

24 June 2013

 

Investors press Repsol to strike deal over YPF expropriation

Miles Johnson & Jude Webber

Financial Times

24 June 2013

 

Spat between Angela Merkel and Vladimir Putin over German treasure

Jeevan Vasagar

The Telegraph 

21 June 2013

 

US Congressman press for return of church property from Romanian gov’t

MTI

Politics.hu

14 June 2013

 

Multimillion-poun international forgery ring busted, say German police

Louise Osborne

The Guardian

13 June 2013

 

Gov’t prepares to pay billions to churches

Clare Speak

The Prague Post

12 June 2013

 

Czech cardinal welcomes compensation from government

Jonathan Luxmoore

Catholic Herald

7 June 2013

 

Council of Europe welcomes Romania’s new system for restoration of property confiscated during communist era

Romania Insider

7 June 2013

 

Czech Social Democrats to strip churches of compensation

Czech Happenings

5 June 2013

 

Four judges raise objections to church restitution law

Prague Monitor 

4 June 2013

 

Court upholds return of properties to churches

Prague Monitor

3 June 2013

 

Stolen artworks from Picasso, Monet and Matisse may now just be ashes

News Limited

29 May 2013

 

Clock is ticking on Germany’s ‘other’ looted art

Helen Whittle

Deutsche Welle

8 May 2013

 

Shusha: 21 years under Armenian occupation

Sara Rajabova

Azernews

8 May 2013

 

Human Rights Watch criticized Baku

Armenian News Agency

7 May 2013

 

Azerbaijan: Stop Forced Evictions, Illegal Demolitions 

Human Rights Watch

6 May 2013

 

Looters destroy medieval frescoes in Albania

Lindsey Tugman

THV11

3 May 2013 

 

Two of Russia’s greatest museums go head to head

Elena Pakhomova

The Calvert Journal

2 May 2013

 

‘There will be more wealth confiscation, without a doubt’

Richard Evans

The Telegraph

30 April 2013 

 

LN: Catholics claim return of UNESCO-listed church

Prague Daily Monitor

23 April 2013

 

ICE returns stolen Virgin Mary tapestry to Spain

Global Post

17 April 2013

 

Romania passes property restitution bill

Karafillis Giannoulis

New Europe

17 April 2013

 

Romanian PM: Property restitution became lucrative real estate business for 1,000 intermediaries 

Romania Insider

15 April 2013

 

The Property Illusion

Izabella Kaminska

Financial Times

12 April 2013

 

European Court of Human Rights grants Romania extra month for property restitution measures

Romania-Insider.com

3 April 2013

 

Poll: Czechs trust military most, church least

Prague Daily Monitor 

28 March 2013

 

Romanian Cabinet to Seek Parliament Confidence Vote on March 26

Andra Timu and Irina Savu

Bloomberg

13 March 2013

 

Restitution of state-owned properties is again high on the Romanian Government’s agenda

Balkans.com

11 March 2013

 

Bat’a's descendants claim compensation from Czech state

Prague Daily Monitor

8 March 2013

 

Gov’t can implement property settlement with churches

Prague Daily Monitor

6 March 2013

 

Peru demands the restitution of pre-Columbian works from the Barbier-Mueller Collection

Art Media Agency

4 March 2013

 

In Czech Republic, Adventist Church to receive US$45 million in communism reparations

Mark Kellner

Adventist News Network

26 February 2013

 

Churches view settlement as step to independence from state

Prague Daily Monitor

25 February 2013

 

Social Democrats lodge constitutional complaint against church restitution law

Daniela Lazarová

Radio Praha

19 February 2013

 

Zeman praises VV’s complaint against church restitution

Prague Daily Monitor

8 February 2013

 

Interpol: We’ll recover Art Stolen in Dutch Heist

Associated Press

24 January 2013

 

Nationalisation of Dutch bank SNS Reaal serious option-report

Reuters

23 January 2013

 

Russia Warns of Retaliation over U.S. Ruling on a Jewish Collection

David M. Herszenhorn

New York Times

17 January 2013

 

Holocaust-Era Looted Art

Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton

U.S. Department of State

16 January 2013

 

KSCM plan constitutional complaint about church restitution

Prague Daily Monitor

11 January 2013

 

Vienna Jewish museum holds pieces looted by Nazis

The Times of Israel

7 January 2013

 

British art sleuth recovers Matisse 25 years after it was stolen from Swedish museum in a night-time raid

Damien Gayle

Daily Mail

7 January 2013

 

2012

 

On the trail of the world’s stolen art

Ruadhan Mac Cormaic

Irish Times

22 December 2012

 

Claims of Looting Shadow Expert in Khmer Art

Tom Mashberg

New York Times

12 December 2012

 

Thieves sell £500,000 Henry Moore sculpture as scrap for just £46

Tom Rowley

The Telegraph

7 December 2012

 

’2012 Declaration’: A History of Seized Armenian Properties in Istanbul

Raffi Bedrosyan

The Armenian Weekly

6 December 2012

 

Dallas Museum of Art Returns ‘Orpheus’ Mosaic to Turkey, Launches New International Exchange Program

Peter Simek

D Magazine

3 December 2012

 

Italy tracks down copy of Da Vinci’s lost masterpiece

David Willey

BBC News

1 December 2012

 

After the churches, another Czech restitution case explodes into life

Nicholas Watson

Business News Europe

30 November 2012

 

Revealed: 1961 Goya ‘theft’ from National Gallery was a family affair

Alan Travis

The Guardian

30 November 2012

 

Turner Prize winning artist fears £500,000 solid gold sculpture ‘stolen’ from auction house Christie’s will be melted down for cash

Anna Edwards

Daily Mail

30 November 2012

 

Czech Church Settlement to Be One-Time Gap Boost, CTK Says

Peter Laca

Bloomberg

28 November 2012

 

Little progress seen in Central and Eastern Europe on Jewish property restitution

Jan Richter

Radio Praha

28 November 2012

 

Hungarian Jews ask Russia to return looted scrolls

Michael Winfrey

Reuters

27 November 2012

 

Petitioners demand restitution of Hungarian church property in Romania

MTI

Politics.hu

26 November 2012

 

Church restitution law to take effect

Prague Daily Monitor

23 November 2012

 

Almost 40 stolen statues to return from Austria

Prague Daily Monitor

22 November 2012

 

Communists to seek government dismissal, offer own ‘salvation’ plan

RT

20 November 2012

 

Repsol presses charges against Chevron for making business with nationalized YPF

MercoPress

20 November 2012

 

The perfect art theft: 70 years later, Ghent masterpiece’s panel remains lost

Raf Casert

San Jose Mercury News

19 November 2012

 

Reclaiming Jewish Property in Kracow

Kracow Post

18 November 2012

 

Romania’s Fondul Proprietatea moves into small profit in third quarter, ups net assets value

Romania-Insider

15 November 2012

 

Germany to sign new benefits accord for Nazi victims

Expatica

15 November 2012

 

Vieira Vessels prevented from setting sail

Analia Murias

FIS United States

15 November 2012

 

Oxus Gold plc: Update on Arbitration Proceedings

4-traders

14 November 2012

 

Prague to host conference on restitution of property stolen in Holocaust

Anna Sheinman

The Jewish Chronicle

13 November 2012

 

Vatican police chief talks to Interpol about protecting religious art

Catholic Sentinel

9 November 2012

 

Czech lawmakers pass religious property restitution bill

Radio Netherlands Worldwide

8 November 2012

 

Strasbourg Court flings doors open to higher expropriation compensation

Malta Today

6 November 2012

 

Nazi-Looted Posters to Go on Sale After Return to Heir

Catherine Hickley

Bloomberg

4 November 2012

 

Slovakia to nationalize private health insurers

Business Insurance

1 November 2012

 

Most Czechs are against return of property to churches

Prague Daily Monitor

24 October 2012

 

Deputy PM Peake admits new talks on church property return

Prague Daily Monitor

24 October 2012

 

In Lithuania, $47 million lump sum payout for Jewish property gets go-ahead

Jewish Telegraphic Agency

23 October 2012

 

Italian police recover Roman statue stolen from Pompeii

Naomi O’Leary

Reuters

18 October 2012

 

Court gives whole Lucerna Palace to Havel’s sister-in-law

Prague Daily Monitor

18 October 2012

 

Picasso, Matisse, Monet paintings stolen from Dutch museum

NBC News

16 October 2012

 

Art Theft, By Sandy Nairne

Boyd Tonkin

The Independent

13 October 2012

 

Million-euro makeover for Belgium’s Ghent Alterpiece

Maddy Savage

BBC News

10 October 2012

 

Fitzwilliam Museum Chinese Art: ‘Substantial reward’ offered

BBC News

2 October 2012

 

Seeking Return of Art, Turkey Jolts Museums

Dan Bilefsky

New York Times

30 September 2012

 

British couple whose house was demolished in Spain launch compensation bid

Fiona Govan

The Telegraph

25 September 2012

 

Communist Party stages rally against church property return

Prague Monitor

19 September 2012

 

The Odyssey of a Stolen Cranach Painting

Jan Liebelt (translator)

Spiegel Online

7 September 2012

 

Latvian Justice Minister strongly opposes return of pre-war property to Jewish organizations

Nina Kolyako

The Baltic Course

5 September 2012

 

Duka agrees to Klaus’ demand on church property return

Prague Monitor

3 September 2012

 

Czech bishops confirm rules for return of property

Prague Monitor

31 August 2012

 

Minority Foundations Demand Extra Time for Property Return

Vercihan Ziflioglu

Hurriyet Daily News

31 August 2012

 

NERV member: Church property return to benefit Czech state

Prague Monitor

31 August 2012

 

Turkey: Ankara Seeks the Return of Looted Antiquities

Dorian Jones

EurasiaNet

30 August 2012

 

Klaus not to sign church restitution bill without PM’s guarantee

Prague Daily Monitor

30 August 2012

 

Hungary to Nationalize Energy Industry

FriedlNews

29 August 2012

 

Restitution on a wing and a prayer

Nicholas Watson

Business New Europe

29 August 2012

 

Scrap metal law could tackle heritage crime

Riah Pryor

The Art Newspaper

23 August 2012

 

From private jet to prison van: Asil Nadir faces 10 years in jail

Paul Peachey

The Independent

23 August 2012

 

Hungarian Banks Win Dismissal of Holocaust Claims

Andrew Harris

Bloomberg BusinessWeek

22 August 2012

 

Physical compensation of properties after June 2013, says Albania’s minister

Jul Kasapi

Albanian Screen

21 August 2012

 

Denial of Memory: It’s Time for Albania to Confront its Communist Past

Shirley Cloyes DioGuardi

Eurasia Review

19 August 2012

 

Czechs, Render unto the Churches

Ky Krauthamer

Transitions Online

19 August 2012

 

BiH [Bosnia and Herzegovina] asserts to regain property abroad

Ana Lovakovic

Southeast European Times

17 August 2012

 

Nazi-Looted Medieval Sculpture Returns to Family

Catherine Hickley

Bloomberg BusinessWeek

16 August 2012

 

Senate torpedoes church restitution bill

Daniela Lazarová

Radio Prague

16 August 2012

 

Czech Senate vetoes flagship church restitution bill

Jan Lopatka

Reuters

15 August 2012

 

Czech left wing should support CSSD in church case, says Paroubek

Prague Daily Monitor

13 August 2012

 

LN: Gov’t communication failure hampers Czech church restitution

Prague Daily Monitor

13 August 2012

 

Concerns in Spain about attempts to expropriate Vieira

Analia Murias

FIS

13 August 2012

 

Naples Library’s Plunder Highlights Entrenched Dealings

Elisabetta Povoledo

New York Times

11 August 2012

 

Catholics call Social Democrat campaign against church property restitution Third Reich propaganda

Jan Richter

Radio Prague

10 August 2012

 

Warsaw prepares compensation project for pre-war landowners

Polskie Radio

9 August 2012

 

Dozens of artists back church restitution

Prague Monitor

9 August 2012

 

Priceless Polish Art Spotted on Auction Website

Kracow Post

8 August 2012

 

Albania: The new strategy on property came into force

Albanian Screen

7 August 2012

 

‘I am Greek and I wanna to [sic] go home’

Katerina Nikolas

Digital Journal

7 August 2012

 

Items stolen from storage at Derby Museum and Art Gallery

Rebecca Atkinson

Museums Journal

7 August 2012

 

Greece privatization program

Sky News

7 August 2012

 

Cranach’s Madonna under the Fir Tree returned to Poland

Paul Jeromack

The Art Newspaper

7 August 2012

 

Government Officials Complicit in Loss of Additional 200+ Artworks from Turkish State Art and Sculpture Museum

Alexander Forbes

Blouin Artinfo: Berlin Art Brief

7 August 2012

 

Pair deny Sundial sculpture theft

Harborough Mail

6 August 2012

 

Latvian Justice Ministry: Jewish restitution issue should be resolved in Saemia

Alla Petrova

The Baltic Course

6 August 2012

 

U.K. Mulls Nationalizing Royal Bank of Scotland

Jason Douglas

Fox Business

2 August 2012

 

Poland’s long-lost Raphael found

Julia Michalska

The Art Newspaper

1 August 2012

 

Painting lost during WWII returned to Wroclaw

Polskie Radio

1 August 2012

 

Priceless Bronze Bell Stolen from Ivy Leaf Arts Centre in Castleisland, Co Kerry

Huffington Post

31 July 2012

 

Fitzwilliam Museum Chinese Art Theft: Four Plead Guilty

BBC News

30 July 2012

 

Lithuania began dealing with issue of compensation of Jewish properties

Danuta Pavilenene

The Baltic Course

27 July 2012

 

Free port problem: Closing in on the archeological underground

Michèle Laird

swissinfo.ch

18 July 2012

 

Czech politics: Czechs close to compensating churches

The Economist

18 July 2012

 

Lower house approves restitution of church property

Jan Richter

Radio Prague

16 July 2012

 

Russian patriarch Kirill to visit Poland in August

Vanessa Gera

U.S. News & World Report

16 July 2012

 

High-speed rail: Decision on property compensation delayed

BBC News

12 July 2012

 

Property restitution often beset by obstacles

Lily Lynch

Southeast European Times

10 July 2012

 

Inside Germany’s Most Complicated Art Restitution Battle

Michael Sontheimer

Spiegel Online International

5 July 2012

 

What Is Wrong with Bulgaria’s Forest Act – Facts & Figures

Novinite

14 June 2012

 

CSSD plans to block vote on church restitution for as long as possible

Prague Monitor

13 June 2012

 

Bulgaria’s Ex Tsar Loses 1st Palace in Royal Property Case

Novinite.com

8 June 2012

 

Castle to be returned to Polish prince?

Polskie Radio

12 June 2012

 

Russia’s Largest Social Network vKontakte

Daria Kim

Intellectual Property Watch

30 May 2012

 

VV want to scrap CZK 59bn compensation from church restitution bill

Prague Daily Monitor

30 May 2012

 

Putin defends curtailing of privatization plans

Bloomberg BusinessWeek

24 May 2012

 

Putin Mixed on Privatization

Ira Iosebashvili

Wall Street Journal

24 May 2012

 

France May Nationalize Mortgage Lender CCCIF, Sunday Times Says

Maria Ermakova

Bloomberg

20 May 2012

 

ODS wants church to prove claimed property ownership

Prague Daily Monitor

16 May 2012

 

Romania Property Fund Posts First-Quarter Loss, Shares Drop

Andra Timu

Bloomberg

15 May 2012

 

Czech restitution plan may unlock vast church lands

Robert Mueller

Reuters

12 May 2012

 

New confiscation law sparks mixed reactions in Bulgaria

Svetla Dimitrova

Southeast European Times

5 May 2012

 

Romanian Catholics in O.C. fight for those back home

Elysse James

Orange County Register

4 May 2012

 

Czech cardinal calls for delayed state payments to keep restitution deal on track

Chris Johnstone

CzechPosition.com

4 May 2012

 

Chamber of Deputies postpones decision on church restitution to June

Prague Daily Monitor

3 May 2012

 

Svoboda: churches in silent prayer (and opposition) until restitution a reality

Ondrej Koutnik

CzechPosition.com

3 May 2012

 

Former president of Properties Restitution Agency suspected of fraud

Michael Leidig

Romanian Times

20 April 2012

 

Romania hints at restitution rethink as US objects

CBS News

18 April 2012

 

Romania Restitution Law Angers Communists’ Victims

Marian Chiriac

Balkan Insight

18 April 2012

 

Property restitution scandal inflames political class

Daniela Baragan

Nine O’Clock

17 April 2012

 

Hungarians government plead for property restitution in kind

Michael Leidig

Romanian Times

16 April 2012

 

Romania wants restitution ceiling for properties seized by communist regime as paying in full would cost EUR 16bln

Romania Insider

13 April 2012

 

Another WWII looted painting returned to Poland

Polskie Radio

20 March 2012

 

Lady with an Ermine back home in Poland

Polskie Radio

9 February 2012

 

The Price of the Round Table

Jadwiga Chmielowska

FreePl.info News from Poland

1 February 2012

 

Scandal in Slovakia: The multi-million euro gorilla

The Economist

27 January 2012

 

2011

 

Congress Urges Turkey to Return Churches: First Successful Attempt at Restitution

Harut Sassounian

Armenian Weekly

23 December 2011

 

Nazi Looted painting returned to National Museum in Warsaw

Polskie Radio

8 December 2011

 

Moral Considerations in the Art-Restitution Lawsuit between the Armenian Church and the Getty Museum

Michael Toumayan

Armenian Weekly

29 November 2011

 

Regulated rents remain a problem

Jana Liptakova

The Slovak Spectator

31 October 2011

 

Wajda moved by return of father’s sabre

Polskie Radio

21 October 2011

 

Serbia finds deal with Hungarians over restitution

EUbusiness

21 October 2011

 

A princely return: the Sapiehas at the royal castle

Nick Hodge

Polskie Radio

5 October 2011

 

Police uncover huge art works collection at 92 year-old’s flat

Polskie Radio

29 September 2011

 

Mixed Feelings on Restitution Law for WWII Property

Vesna Peric Zimonjic

IPS-Inter Press Service

27 September 2011

 

Serbia approves WWII property restitution law

John Paul Putney

Jurist

26 September 2011

 

Thousands of citizens to get half million of EUR in compensation

Bojana Andelic

Blic Online

7 September 2011

 

Albania: Property Restitution and Compensation Agency to Compensate 107 Ex-Owners in 2011

Ledion Veshi

Balkan News

16 August 2011

 

Privatisation in Poland: Overcoming miner obstacles

The Economist

6 July 2011

 

Armenian restitution claims grow

Charlotte Burns

The Art Newspaper

6 April 2011

 

Poland urged to act over old property claims

Adam Easton

BBC

1 April 2011

 

IWP Professor addresses problems of property restitution

Marek Jan Chodakiewicz

The Institute of World Politics

22 March 2011

 

Ronald Lauder laments Polish decision to halt property restitution process

World Jewish Congress

13 March 2011

 

Romania to Amend Property Restitution Laws

Marian Chiriac

Balkan Insight

21 February 2011

 

The forestry fiasco: State-owned forests love another day

The Economist

17 February 2011

 

2010

 

The Catholic Church’s post-communist windfall

Jan Cienski

Global Post

28 October 2010

 

Foreign nationals’ property restitution claims eased

Croatian Times

3 October 2010

 

Polish nobility fight to reclaim seized property

Frederik Pleitgen

CNN World

5 July 2010

 

Property Restitution – No Chance for a General Act

Tom Cwiok

The Cosmopolitan Review

19 June 2010

 

Poland’s lost property

Jan Cienski

Financial Times

25 March 2010

 

2009

 

Yale: Suit over Van Gogh work imperils other art

John Christoffersen

The Guardian

26 December 2009

 

Long quest for Polish restitution

BBC

15 August 2009

 

Hurdles in Eastern Europe Thwart Restitution Claims

Dan Bilefsky

New York Times

1 August 2009

 

A Communist legacy

Jan Ciensky

Global Post

20 March 2009

 

2008

 

Property Restitution: Should Poland Pay?

Harry Templeton and Jonathan Czapski

Krakow Post

2 September 2008

 

For sale: works seized by Stasi

David D’Arcy

The Art Newspaper

1 June 2008

 

Stasi-Looted Painting Heads for Sale at Christie’s

Linda Sandler

Bloomberg

14 March 2008

 

2007


2006

 

Old War but Fresh Battle: They Find Enemy General in Ex-Home

Corky Siemaszko

New York Daily News

Sunday 16 July 2006

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