Reflections from our correspondents on the ground in Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia and Romania.
February 21, 2018
An upcoming government report on the anti-corruption watchdog is expected to be negative, and there is speculation it will lead to a push to depose the DNA’s head Laura Codruta Kovesi.
February 9, 2018
For the first time in more than a decade, Macedonia and Greece appear to have a real chance of resolving the “name dispute” that has poisoned their relations and blocked Macedonia’s progress towards EU and Nato integration.
January 19, 2018
Viorica Dancila’s appointment as PM sets Romania up for a hot spring of anti-corruption protests and more political infighting.
January 10, 2018
Failure to live up to EU expectations on tackling corruption could shatter the dreams of Bucharest and Sofia to become closer to the core of the bloc.
October 30, 2017
The scandal surrounding a leader of Bulgaria’s junior ruling United Patriots has created an opportunity for the ethnic Turk DPS to use its leverage with Boyko Borissov’s government — but what does the party really want?