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Reflections from our correspondents on the ground in Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia and Romania.

BALKAN BLOG: Bulgaria’s hidden mental health crisis

February 17, 2021

The authorities have ignored a spike in depression and anxiety among Bulgarian children and parents during the COVID-19 pandemic.

BALKAN BLOG: No “Navalnying” in the Balkans is the uncompromising message from Russia

February 11, 2021

Moscow delivered a stern rebuke over Bulgaria's PM's criticism of opposition politician Navalny's arrest, and has taken a tough tone on several issues in the Western Balkans in recent days.

BALKAN BLOG: Only better waste management can clean rivers of trash

January 26, 2021

Huge islands of waste floating down rivers are a common problem in Southeast Europe.

BALKAN BLOG: Superstition and resentment surround vaccination plans

January 24, 2021

Vaccine rollouts are yet to start in four Western Balkan countries and it will be a challenge to overcome widespread belief in conspiracy theories and persuade people to get vaccinated.

BALKAN BLOG: The controversial recipe for building up Albania

January 13, 2021

The debate over PPP projects launched after unsolicited bids from interested parties has erupted again.