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BALKAN BLOG: What living without Russian gas would mean for Moldova

April 22, 2022

Gazprom cutting off gas supplies could trigger a chain of events leading to Moldova abandoning its neutrality.

BALKAN BLOG: Russia’s media manipulation keeps Serbs trapped in the past

March 26, 2022

As the Ukraine war brings back painful memories, Russia officials use the Nato bombing of Serbia to excuse the invasion of Ukraine and as a powerful tool to divide Serbia from western countries.

BALKAN BLOG: The world has changed, it’s time for EU enlargement to change too

March 16, 2022

Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia and most of the Western Balkans states have made a clear choice in favour of Western integration.

BALKAN BLOG: Slovenia’s Jansa goes from EU rebel to champion for Ukraine enlargement

March 15, 2022

Having missed leadership opportunities and challenged EU values during Slovenia’s recent EU Council presidency, PM Janez Jansa has emerged as a leading advocate of accession for Ukraine.

BALKAN BLOG: Countdown for Serbia to choose between Russia and the West

February 25, 2022

Time is running out for President Aleksandar Vucic’s balanced foreign policy. He’s set himself a 48-hour deadline to decide whether Serbia will join EU sanctions on Russia.