Reflections from our correspondents on the ground in Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia and Romania.
January 29, 2020
The US is back in the game in the Western Balkans, as President Donald Trump’s new envoy for the Serbia-Kosovo dialogue has brokered one deal on the resumption of air traffic between the two countries, and is close to a second on rail transport.
December 8, 2019
She was appointed to head investigations into top-level crime and corruption but now Katica Janeva is now on trial herself, accused of taking part in an operation to extort €1.5mn from one of North Macedonia's richest men.
November 21, 2019
Kosovans voted in large numbers for change in the October general election, but following a Supreme Court ruling it's unclear whether they will get it.
October 31, 2019
Belgrade plays up Russia links in economy and defence as EU accession setback for Albania and North Macedonia raises fresh questions about Brussels’ commitment to absorbing the Western Balkans.
October 23, 2019
North Macedonia has called a snap election and the opposition are piling pressure on Albanian PM Edi Rama after France blocked the launch of accession talks at the latest EU Council.