Kosovo

No “plan B” for Western Balkans’ EU future, Tusk says

bne IntelliNews May 17, 2018

First summit in 15 years intended to demonstrate the EU’s commitment to the region, which has been neglected for years, allowing rival powers to extend their influence.

Bulgaria ranked worst in EU, Balkans for media freedom

bne IntelliNews April 25, 2018

RSF report blames collusion between media, politicians and oligarchs for abysmal state of press freedom in Bulgaria, and accuses officials of using EU funds to bribe media to go easy on the government.

Splits apparent in EU over enlargement

bne IntelliNews April 17, 2018

European Commission recommends start of accession negotiations for Albania and Macedonia, but French President Macron says Paris will oppose any enlargement until the EU reconfigures post-Brexit.

BALKAN BLOG: Divided, weak and doomed to fail

Denitsa Koseva in Sofia April 12, 2018

Balkan opposition parties are increasingly resorting to violence in their hopeless struggle to dislodge entrenched ruling elites.

Macedonia defies illiberal trend in otherwise gloomy Freedom House report

bne IntelliNews April 12, 2018

Macedonia described as the "most promising chance for a democratic breakthrough" in Europe, as prospects for democracy look bleak in majority of post-communist states.

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