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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 tries to keep Russia sweet

October 6, 2016

Recent political developments only confirm that Russia is still very influential in Bulgaria and is likely to remain so.

BALKAN BLOG: Bickering puts Bosnia’s future at risk

July 14, 2016

Bosnia's struggle to contain internal divisions, such as over the census, comes amid potentially dangerous changes in regional and global geopolitics.

BALKAN BLOG: Albania faces EU accession deadlock over stalled judicial reforms

June 16, 2016

Judicial reforms represent a historic opportunity for Albania to break with its past legacy of corruption.

BALKAN BLOG: Too early to call time on Croatia’s ruling coalition

May 5, 2016

A degeneration into political infighting would still hamper reforms and could set back Croatia’s tentative economic recovery.

BALKAN BLOG: Balance swings against Russian influence

April 27, 2016

The pull of Euro-Atlantic integration and economics are outweighing cultural ties, though Russia has proved itself adept at exploiting conflicts in the region to maintain leverage.

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