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Former political prisoners want truth and compensation – but their quest has become entangled in the country’s murky politics.
Hooligans in Macedonia stoke the embers of ethnic strife, and – like their Serbian counterparts – often escape punishment.
Environmental campaigners have shown they can fight the system – but how far can they fix it?
BIRN digs deeper into the sale of a once-successful Croatian farm that went the way of many privatisations in the region – leaving workers jobless and out-of-pocket.
Back in October, Hashim Thaci vowed to keep politics out of the agency – only to nominate a political ally as chairman of the board.
Curious pattern of donations to the Democratic Party – many from poorly paid civil servants - raises fresh questions about party financing.
The fractured state is unable to monitor its orphanages properly, and nor can it provide any decent alternatives to the institutions.
Atifete Jahjaga’s office denies paying a lobbying firm to help set up meetings in the US - but the company’s disclosure to the US Justice Department reveals that Kosovo’s government paid it to do just that.
Activists and the Serbian authorities fail to find common ground in a battle of ideals and real estate – unlike in Croatia and Slovenia.
Frustration unites members of the minority across the region – but hopes of EU entry may have eased tensions in Montenegro.
Job restrictions have left Romanian and Bulgarian construction workers underpaid and vulnerable to exploitation, a BIRN investigation reveals.
Criminals from both Kosovo and Serbia have made fortunes from cross-border smuggling into Serb-run northern Kosovo, depriving both countries of millions of euro a year in lost duties.
Dodgy dealers in Romanian nationality can conjure up genuine documents for fake applicants, investigation reveals.
City’s contract for underground dumpsters clearly violated procurement law -while many believe the whole procedure was tailor-made to fit a pre-arranged winner.
She just turned 30. She is pretty, well-groomed and well paid. Nothing about her fits the image of a typical prostitute pushed into the streets by poverty to sell her body for peanuts.