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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: Stakes high in the dirty fight over Macedonia’s future

December 23, 2016

A weakened VMRO-DPMNE government could lead Macedonia further into authoritarianism.

BALKAN BLOG: Elections threaten to reignite Macedonian crisis

December 1, 2016

A likely win for the ruling VMRO-DPMNE could plunge the country back into chaos.

BALKAN BLOG: Silence on ‘scandal’ at Serbia’s EPS suggests all is not as it seems

December 1, 2016

Trying to shift blame for the loss of lucrative customers onto corruption and mismanagement by the previous administration might have seemed like a good idea at the time to the current heads of EPS, until the story snowballed.

BALKAN BLOG: Southeast Europe remains keen on eurozone despite its woes

November 30, 2016

While Bulgaria, Croatia and Romania are a long way off from eurozone membership, they are still keen to benefit from closer integration.

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.

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