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BALKAN BLOG: Head prosecutor Stoianoglo is first target and first test for new pro-EU government in Moldova

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.

BALKAN BLOG: Diaspora voters set to choose change in Bulgaria and Moldova

July 8, 2021

Bulgaria and Moldova will hold general elections on Sunday that follow public debates over the number of polling stations for diaspora voters – an issue that has repeatedly surfaced in elections in the region.

BALKAN BLOG: Slovenia takes over EU presidency amid squabbles with Brussels

June 28, 2021

Rifts between EU and Janez Jansa’s right-wing government constrain Ljubljana’s ability to provide leadership to the bloc at a critical moment.

BALKAN BLOG: Digging up Borissov’s hidden skeletons

May 29, 2021

Virtually every day the caretaker government has been revealing new examples of corruption and abuse of office during Boyko Borissov’s 10 years in power.

BALKAN BLOG: North Macedonia’s Sisyphean struggle for EU membership

May 20, 2021

Bulgaria's veto on North Macedonia's accession talks threatens the EU's credibility in the Western Balkans.

BALKAN BLOG: The positive side-effects of Serbia’s regional vaccination campaign

May 3, 2021

Serbia’s success in first securing vaccines for its own population and then sharing them with its neighbours have done more than two decades of diplomacy to burnish its international reputation.

BALKAN BLOG: All eyes on opposition response as Albanian Socialists prepare to declare victory

April 27, 2021

Prime Minister Edi Rama announced a victory rally after scoring an unprecedented third term in Albania’s general election, but will the opposition accept the result?