The growth in the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases has accelerated recently in Croatia, Romania and Serbia.
Cases have doubled in less than three days in several countries in the region, as governments desperately fight back with lockdowns.
Serbia has introduced tough new measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 after appealing to China for help.
Restricting social interaction is a vital part of the efforts to delay the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, but in some countries people fear politicians will use the opportunity for their own ends.
Convergence to be reversed as the economic crisis resulting from the coronavirus pandemic is set to be deeper and longer in the CIS, Ukraine, Turkey and the Western Balkans than in the EU member states of Central and Southeast Europe.
There is a new acronym in the economists' lexicon: VUCA. It is short for “Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous” as pundits are struggling to explain a crisis that is coming at us from all sides simultaneously.
April elections to be postponed as the number of coronavirus cases continues to increase in both countries.
Vienna-based think tank expects the coronavirus pandemic to result in the worst year for the region since the global financial crisis.
Belgrade announces an additional €200mn for investment projects and issues "staycation" vouchers to citizens to help local resorts weather the crisis.
More than 100 years since International Women’s Day was declared a national holiday in post-revolutionary Russia, a new survey from the UNDP reveals gender bias is still widespread across the region.
The arrival of American capital in the Serbian banking sector, via Slovenian lender NLB, will help US efforts to fight back against Moscow’s influence in Serbia.
Western Balkan prime ministers discussed the need for infrastructure investment and the removal of barriers to regional trade at the EBRD Western Balkans Investment Summit.
Albin Kurti's announcement that Pristina will lift tariffs on raw materials imported from Serbia and Bosnia & Herzegovina met with very different responses from the EU and US.
Djukanovic says Serbia and Russia are using the Serbian Orthodox Church to undermine his country’s pro-Western government amid protests against a controversial church law.