Reflections from our correspondents on the ground in Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia and Romania.
October 4, 2021
Despite the positive words from European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, it was clear that the accession of counties from the region to the EU remains elusive and has no clear timescale.
September 16, 2021
The interim government’s success in rooting out corruption turned its ministers into national heroes. Now two of the top technocrats are running for parliament.
August 24, 2021
Backed by a powerful holding company that controls much of the economy and political scene in the Moldovan separatist republic of Transnistria, FC Sheriff Tiraspol is closing in on a place in the Champions League.
August 21, 2021
When North Macedonia’s authorities demolished lakeside bars and wooden piers at Lake Ohrid to comply with UNESCO recommendations, locals complained the shoreside resorts lost their charm.
August 8, 2021
The chances of either Slavi Trifonov’s ITN or any other party forming a government after the July 11 snap election are slim.
August 1, 2021
Southeast Europe is suffering under a heatwave that has sent temperatures soaring to 40°C or higher.
July 23, 2021
Moldova’s President Maia Sandu wants to resume the judicial reforms she started in 2019, beginning with exactly what led to her dismissal as prime minister: the appointment of new head prosecutors.