Reflections from our correspondents on the ground in Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia and Romania.
May 29, 2021
Virtually every day the caretaker government has been revealing new examples of corruption and abuse of office during Boyko Borissov’s 10 years in power.
May 20, 2021
Bulgaria's veto on North Macedonia's accession talks threatens the EU's credibility in the Western Balkans.
May 3, 2021
Serbia’s success in first securing vaccines for its own population and then sharing them with its neighbours have done more than two decades of diplomacy to burnish its international reputation.
April 27, 2021
Prime Minister Edi Rama announced a victory rally after scoring an unprecedented third term in Albania’s general election, but will the opposition accept the result?
April 5, 2021
After voters left PM Boyko Borissov out in the cold in the April 4 general election, the possibilities for forming a new government are slim and a new snap election is the most likely outcome.
March 27, 2021
An abruptly cut-off discussion between Slovenian PM Janez Jansa and MEPs confirms fears that Slovenia, like its northern neighbours Hungary and Poland, is on a collision course with the EU over values.
March 25, 2021
Denied the chance to launch EU accession talks despite years of reforms, Prime Minister Edi Rama has criticised EU officials ahead of the April general election, allowing the opposition Democrats to present themselves as the new pro-EU party.