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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: How realistic is a 2030 accession target?

September 5, 2023

When European Council President Charles Michel said the EU and aspiring members should prepare for enlargement by 2030, the response from the Western Balkans was underwhelming.

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.