Poor performance on latest index from Transparency International comes after years of warnings of the risks of democratic backsliding in the region should states fail to progress towards EU accession.
Western Balkans Investment Framework (WBIF) study reveals huge untapped renewable energy potential in the region, which currently relies heavily on coal power.
EU officials to start working on changes to the enlargement methodology soon in attempt to persuade French President Emmanuel Macron to approve start of negotiations with Albania and North Macedonia.
The adoption of Montenegro’s controversial church law made for a turbulent start to 2020, deepening the rift between the ruling Democratic Party of Socialists and the opposition ahead of this year’ general election.
Just as brusquely as the French president recently discredited Nato (where France's real influence may not be so great), he has done the same with the Western Balkans and the EU enlargement process. And in the EU, France's position is decisive.
Law stripping the Serbian Orthodox Church of hundreds of religious sites in Montenegro sparks mass protests and punch-ups in both parliaments.