Reflections from our correspondents on the ground in Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia and Romania.
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.
September 26, 2019
The discord between the US and the European Union since the election of Donald Trump as US president is holding back efforts to keep the peace and normalise relations within the former Yugoslavia.
August 29, 2019
With top politicians divided over Bosnia's relationship with Nato, the country has been unable to form a new government since the general election in October 2018.
August 15, 2019
Macedonians feel betrayed by the state institution that once enjoyed their trust, and great efforts will be needed by Zoran Zaev’s government if it is to regain credibility.