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In the Vellusha area of Prishtina, men in beards and women in full veil are a common sight, as hard-line Muslims stake a claim to part of the Kosovo capital.
Two Constitutional Court decisions have worsened Kosovo’s post-elections stalemate, and there’s no end in sight.
One man’s passion for rafting has spawned a tourist industry in one the most beautiful but remote parts of Albania.
Milomir Pavlovic looks back on career as a gardener for President Tito, his subsequent friendship with his wife, Jovanka - and the trouble they all experienced with the couple’s pet dogs.
New minister Zeljko Sertic will bring private sector experience to the government, but entrepreneurs fear that his close links to the ruling party could limit his ability to push difficult reforms.
In remote villages near Elbasan, ‘shopping’ is not a drive to the local chain store but a stroll to the weekly market - where villagers trade livestock and ply their ancient crafts, as in times past.
Serbia’s attempts to maintain friendly relations with Russia while moving towards EU membership could come to an end if the fighting in Ukraine intensifies.
Centuries after Albania’s northern highlands started cultivating tobacco, farmers are struggling to make ends meet and are turning to growing herbs instead.
Tourists and second-home owners have discovered the picturesque village of Dardhe - providing its mainly elderly residents with welcome new job opportunities.
Serbian Education unions are threatening strikes if they are not exempted from planned public sector pay cuts - but few expect them to force the government’s hand.
Zander - predatory invasive fish that have been decimating local stocks in recent years - appear to have met their equal, at last.
Thirteen years after the Ohrid Accord ended the fighting between Macedonians and ethnic Albanians, they remain far apart on whether it has worked or not.
A new study of five wax tablets from the Second Century, found in the Albanian city of Durres, offers fascinating insights into the role of women in ancient Illyrian culture.
Protests and floods have spurred some of the two million Bosnians abroad to come back and engage with the big issues.
Failure to resolve the fate of the country’s fourth-largest lender could undermine recently strengthened investor trust and turn Bulgaria into ‘Europe’s Argentina’, experts warn.