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BALKAN BLOG: Balkan divisions on display at bad-tempered Sarajevo summit

July 10, 2019

The brawl at Sarajevo airport between Bosnian border guards and Turkish President Erdogan’s security was the only time things turned physical, but it came on top of a whole series of acrimonious verbal clashes between Southeast European politicians.

BALKAN BLOG: Apathy greets suspected top-level coverup in Bulgaria

June 29, 2019

When Bulgaria’s anti-corruption body found no signs of irregularity in the “Apartmentgate” scandal, it raised concerns about institutional independence, but most people lacked the energy to protest.

BALKAN BLOG: Accession delays put EU’s credibility in the Western Balkans on the line

June 19, 2019

A failure by the EU to reward reforms in Albania and North Macedonia risks undermining the bloc’s ability to influence policy in the Western Balkans.

BALKAN BLOG: Beset by protests, Serbia's Vucic turns to the people

March 27, 2019

President Aleksandar Vucic has confirmed that Serbia will hold snap elections, but rather than a submission to protesters’ demands for an early vote, this is a favourite tactic of the Serbian president to reinforce his position.

BALKAN BLOG: Protests with staying power

March 17, 2019

It has been another weekend of political drama in three Western Balkan states.