Reflections from our correspondents on the ground in Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia and Romania.
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.
May 26, 2023
Grand coalitions between rivals are one symptom of the radically changed political landscape of the last decade.
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.
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.
March 29, 2023
The war in Ukraine has amplified the rift within Bulgaria between pro-Western liberals and illiberal pro-Russians.