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Reflections from our correspondents on the ground in Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia and Romania.

BALKAN BLOG: Political upheavals force uneasy new alliances

May 26, 2023

Grand coalitions between rivals are one symptom of the radically changed political landscape of the last decade.

BALKAN BLOG: The fight for a European Moldova isn’t over yet

May 25, 2023

New poll shows Moldova’s pro-EU president and ruling party risk losing the next elections, despite massive show of support for EU accession.

BALKAN BLOG: Brexit shows Serbia’s anti-EU rhetoric is a dangerous game

May 16, 2023

Message spread by officials and state-controlled media has fuelled anti-EU sentiment in Serbia. It may be hard to rein this in.

BALKAN BLOG: Bulgaria’s two faces

March 29, 2023

The war in Ukraine has amplified the rift within Bulgaria between pro-Western liberals and illiberal pro-Russians.

BALKAN BLOG: Is Serbia’s far right an authentic opposition movement?

February 20, 2023

Serbia’s violent pro-Russian far right makes President Aleksandar Vucic look like a moderate in comparison, and gives him more room to manoeuvre internationally.