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08 Oct 13

Romanian Deputy PM Faces Vote Fraud Trial

Deputy prime minister Liviu Dragnea is to go on trial over alleged fraud during last year’s referendum to decide whether to impeach the country’s president.


Latest News from the Balkans

28 Aug 14

Albanian Car Bomb Kills Businessman

A car bomb exploded early on Thursday in the southern port of Vlora, killing a local businessman and injuring two other people.

28 Aug 14

Balkan Leaders in Berlin Pledge to Work Together

Balkan economy and finance ministers meeting in Berlin have agreed that their countries must jointly resolve economic issues that trouble the region.

28 Aug 14

Sarajevo Commemorates Deadly Market Massacre

Victims, politicians and ordinary Sarajevans marked the 19th anniversary of the wartime attack that killed 34 civilians and injured many more at the Markale open-air market in the capital.

28 Aug 14

Serbia Reinforces Border After Policeman's Killing

Serbian Interior Minister says he is sending fresh police officers to the Kosovo border following the death of an officer who was shot near the border, allegedly by illegal loggers.

28 Aug 14

Macedonia Plans Hospitals for Wealthy Foreigners

In a bid to boost 'medical tourism', Macedonia plans to offer subsidies and tax breaks to foreign hospitals setting up facilities for treating private foreign patients.

28 Aug 14

Balkan Leaders Have High Hopes of Berlin Summit

Regional leaders have high hopes that the conference will attract German investment and support for large infrastructure projects, as well as boosting their EU progress.

28 Aug 14

Vucic Poorest PM in Balkans, Djukanovic Richest

Data on the property and assets of regional leaders reveal that Serbian leaders are relatively poor, while the bosses of Montenegro and Bosnia are among the wealthiest leaders in the region.

28 Aug 14

Bosnians Dig Deep for Relief in Gaza

A series of events in Bosnia has shown the strong level of support in the country for the victims of the conflict in Gaza - where the de-facto siege stirs memories of Sarajevo's own experience in the 1990s.

27 Aug 14

Serbia's Richest Man Offers to Run State Company

Miodrag Kostic, the second richest man in the Balkans, has accepted a challenge to run one of Serbia’s indebted public companies.

27 Aug 14

Albania Starts Shifting Weapons to Iraqi Kurds

Tirana has started transfering large caches of weapons and ammunition to Iraqi Kurds, to help them stem the advance of Islamic State Sunni militants.

27 Aug 14

Yugoslav General to Serve War Crimes Term in Finland

Former Yugoslav Army general Nebojsa Pavkovic, convicted of murders and deportations in Kosovo in 1999, will serve his 22-year sentence in Finland, rather than in Serbia as Belgrade would like.

27 Aug 14

Romania Puts Gas Price Rise on Hold

Romania is delaying plans to rise the price of gas for households, owing to an ongoing dispute with Brussels.

27 Aug 14

Romania-Moldova Gas Pipeline Opens

A new gas pipeline connecting Romania with neighbouring Moldova, to be inaugurated on Wednesday, will reducce Moldova's energy dependence on Russia.

27 Aug 14

Albanian Media Scrum Expected For Papal Visit

Minister says Pope Francis’s visit to Tirana on Septembers 21 – his first trip as Pontiff to a European country - will put Albania in the international spotlight and generate enormous media coverage.

27 Aug 14

Croatian Media 'Confusing Public' on Gay Marriage

The right-wing pressure group, 'In the Name of the Family, has accused the media of blurring the difference between 'gay marriage', which does not exist in Croatia, and civil partnership, which does.

Culture and Lifestyle


Kotor Night Festival Draws Crowds to Montenegro

The ancient Adriatic town of Kotor will be celebrating this Saturday with with fireworks, parties and its traditional parade of decorated boats and barges.



Balkan Leaders in Berlin Pledge to Work Together

Balkan economy and finance ministers meeting in Berlin have agreed that their countries must jointly resolve economic issues that trouble the region.