Reflections from our correspondents on the ground in Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia and Romania.
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.
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.
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.
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.
March 17, 2019
It has been another weekend of political drama in three Western Balkan states.