Reflections from our correspondents on the ground in Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia and Romania.
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?
October 25, 2017
Albania’s ruling Socialists expel former government minister linked to drug smugglers as they try to prevent Tirana’s dreams of a smooth path to EU accession going up in smoke.
June 22, 2017
Albania needs a free and fair election, and for the losing side to concede defeat peacefully, to finally progress to the negotiation stage.
March 28, 2017
Rightwing obstruction of judicial reforms threatens European Union accession drive.