Reflections from our correspondents on the ground in Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia and Romania.
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.
March 2, 2017
President Ivanov’s rejection of an SDSM-led government has added an explosive ethnic dimension to the already dangerous political conflict.
February 16, 2017
After two terms the Bulgarian premier can no longer sell himself to voters as an anti-establishment outsider.
February 3, 2017
Romania's anti-corruption agency is coming under concerted attack from critics inside and outside the country.