Reflections from our correspondents on the ground in Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia and Romania.
December 8, 2019
She was appointed to head investigations into top-level crime and corruption but now Katica Janeva is now on trial herself, accused of taking part in an operation to extort €1.5mn from one of North Macedonia's richest men.
November 21, 2019
Kosovans voted in large numbers for change in the October general election, but following a Supreme Court ruling it's unclear whether they will get it.
October 31, 2019
Belgrade plays up Russia links in economy and defence as EU accession setback for Albania and North Macedonia raises fresh questions about Brussels’ commitment to absorbing the Western Balkans.
October 23, 2019
North Macedonia has called a snap election and the opposition are piling pressure on Albanian PM Edi Rama after France blocked the launch of accession talks at the latest EU Council.
September 26, 2019
The discord between the US and the European Union since the election of Donald Trump as US president is holding back efforts to keep the peace and normalise relations within the former Yugoslavia.