Southeast Europe is seeing an explosion in hydropower investment, but inadequate regulation and oversight of the sector are raising concerns about the environmental impact and whether these investments are sustainable.
Lucifer heatwave that brought scorching temperatures across Southeast Europe highlighted infrastructure shortcomings, while drought takes its toll on agriculture along the Adriatic coast.
Police step up fight against corruption and organised crime as Tirana aims to start EU accession talks.
Abandoned ammunition left over from the Cold War poses a grave threat to human life in Albania, and helped turn the country into an arms trafficking hotspot.
Just 40% of Serbians believe their country will benefit from EU accession, compared to 84% of Kosovans and 80% of Albanians.