Reflections from our correspondents on the ground in Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia and Romania.
October 28, 2020
Having finally resolved the “name issue” with Greece, North Macedonia now faces new demands from Bulgaria over its language that could again block its EU accession progress.
September 22, 2020
As a hodgepodge of small parties up against an administration where the recently ousted DPS is deeply entrenched, Montenegro’s new government will struggle to achieve much. But the change of government in itself gives hope for the future.
September 21, 2020
There has already been follow-through on the US’ commitment to help finance infrastructure between Serbia and Kosovo, but the long-standing conflict can’t be solved by boosting economic ties.
September 3, 2020
Trailing his rival in the polls, US President Donald Trump would benefit from a foreign policy triumph. Can the Western Balkans deliver one?
August 14, 2020
The dire projections of a washout summer season in Croatia – leading to a huge slump in GDP for 2020 given the importance of tourism to the economy – have not been realised.