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erdogan-s-battles-with-west-threaten-balkan-stability-07-03-2017
05 Jul 17

Erdogan’s Battles With West Threaten Balkan Stability

Turkey’s worsening relations with its old allies including Germany, the EU and the US will have an impact on the Balkan region, too, experts say.

when-will-bosnia-s-left-get-it-right--07-04-2017
04 Jul 17

When Will Bosnia’s Left Get it Right?

Bosnia's tarnished leftist parties are contemplating initiatives to revive their fortunes, but until they focus on what people in the country really need, this is unlikely to happen.

economic-storm-clouds-hover-over-romania-07-03-2017
04 Jul 17

Economic Storm-clouds Hover Over Romania

After weeks of political turmoil, companies and investors in Romania now face growing uncertainty and a fiscal overhaul that risks putting the country’s recent economic gains in jeopardy.

tito-tourism-turns-yugonostalgia-into-business-07-02-2017
03 Jul 17

Tito Tourism Turns Yugonostalgia into Business

Tourists can now explore Yugoslav leader Tito’s bunker in Bosnia or stay in an apartment decorated in Yugo-retro style in Serbia, as businesses explore new ways to turn the Communist past into profit.

sunny-sandy-and-local-serbia-s-summer-escapes-06-05-2017
30 Jun 17

Sun, Sand and Scenery: Serbia's Summer Escapes

From the sandy shores of the Danube to outdoor treks in delightful countryside, there are plenty of summertime activities and sights to see to make a great holiday trip without leaving Serbia.

romania-s-reagan-square-builds-on-balkan-tradition-06-29-2017
30 Jun 17

Romania’s Reagan Square Builds on Balkan Tradition

The Romanian capital is continuing the Balkan tradition of naming landmarks after US Presidents as Bucharest City Hall votes to inaugurate Ronald Reagan Square next to the government building.

balkan-rightists-tighten-links-to-european-allies-06-29-2017
30 Jun 17

Balkan Rightists Tighten Links to European Allies

Once isolated nationalist parties in the Balkans are cooperating increasingly closely with each other - and with allies in Germany, Italy and elsewhere.

macedonia-s-young-spammers-fear-golden-age-is-over-06-29-2017-1
29 Jun 17

Macedonia’s Trump Spammers Fear Golden Age is Over

The spammers from the little Macedonian town of Veles - who gained cash and notoriety for promoting fake news about Donald Trump - fear their lucrative business is fading away.

kosovo-special-court-prepares-to-charge-ex-guerrillas-06-27-2017
28 Jun 17

Kosovo Special Court Prepares to Charge Ex-Guerrillas

Six years after a Council of Europe report accused Kosovo Liberation Army fighters of brutal crimes, the special court set up to prosecute these allegations is almost ready to issue its first indictments.

albanian-opposition-leader-faces-revolt-after-defeat-06-28-2017
28 Jun 17

Albanian Opposition Leader Faces Revolt After Defeat

Following the disastrous result of the Democratic Party in the recent election, Lulzim Basha’s position is under threat.

russian-rhetoric-steps-up-intimidation-of-montenegro-06-28-2017
28 Jun 17

Russian Rhetoric Steps Up Intimidation of Montenegro

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin has intensified the Kremlin’s threatening rhetoric against Montenegro over its NATO membership – but was he attempting to scare Serbia too?

socialist-triumph-leaves-albanian-opposition-shattered-06-27-2017
27 Jun 17

Socialist Triumph Leaves Albanian Opposition Shattered

With Socialist chief Edi Rama now in a position to govern alone, hard questions await both the opposition Democrats and the LSI.

the-many-lives-of-zemun-s-old-synagogue-06-07-2017
27 Jun 17

The Many Lives of Belgrade’s Old Synagogue

The old Zemun Synagogue – once home to a rock club and now a traditional Serbian restaurant – will be returned to the Jewish Community of Zemun next year.

talk-but-no-action-on-tax-cut-for-lowest-paid-06-21-2017
27 Jun 17

No Action on Tax Cut for Serbia's Lowest Paid

Reducing the tax burden on low-paid jobs is widely supported, but the issue of who will pay for it continues to delay reform.

romania-s-ex-president-eyes-comeback-in-moldova-06-27-2017
27 Jun 17

Romania’s Ex-President Eyes Comeback in Moldova

The election of Romania’s former president Traian Basescu as leader of a pro-Romanian party in Moldova on Sunday has given hope to pro-Romanian unionists – and worries Moldova’s pro-Russian President. 

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