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20 Aug 15

Bulgarian Population May Slump to 5 Million

Statistics agency warns population could tumble from 7.3 million to only 5 million towards the end of the century.

28 Jul 15

US Criticises Balkans over Human Trafficking

All Balkan countries except Macedonia do not meet minimum standards in combatting human trafficking and some fail to punish the perpetrators adequately, the US State Department said.

10 Jul 15

Beer is a Bargain in the Balkans, Study Shows

A study by a price comparison website suggests that thirsty  - and thrifty - beer drinkers might like to head for the Balkans where - in Belgrade especially - the drinking is cheap.

07 Jul 15

Balkan Countries Bake in July Heat Wave

After much of Western Europe baked last week in an unusually scorching heat wave, countries in the Balkan region face their own blast of hot weather.

28 May 15

Balkans Features Low on Global Terrorism Map

The Balkan states are among the safest countries in the world in terms of the risk of terrorism, a new global risk map intended for investors says.  

27 May 15

Balkans Told to Take Share of Asylum Seekers

Bulgaria, Croatia and Romania are being urged to accept a total of 3,000 new asylum seekers as part of an EU 'relocation' plan - which some EU states oppose.

11 May 15

Macedonia Violence Worries Balkan Neighbours

Politicians and security chiefs in Kosovo, Serbia, Bulgaria and Albania have voiced concerns about the weekend clashes in Macedonia and their potentially destabilising effect on the region.

04 May 15

Pressure on Central Europe to Take More Asylum-Seekers

Newer EU member states likely to face pressure to share the asylum burden, which is weighing on Germany on Sweden.

29 Apr 15

Press Freedom Declining in Balkans, Report Says

The situation for the press has worsened in the Balkans over the last few years with Macedonia, Serbia and Greece seeing the sharpest drops, the US watchdog's new report says.

15 Apr 15

Bulgarian President Talks Business on Croatia Visit

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev met the Croatian political leadership, discussing mutual strategic projects and how to best manage EU funds and join the Schengen zone.

17 Mar 15

Bulgaria Urged Not to Delay Over Reforms

Addressing a conference on Bulgaria's future, the European Commissioner for the Budget and Human Resources said Sofia needs to implement major reforms to take full advantage of EU funding opportunities.

10 Mar 15

EU Justice Scoreboard Gives Balkans Low Marks

The latest EU Justice Scoreboard shows the nations of the Balkans have little confidence in the  independence of their judicial systems - though some of them are well stocked with judges.

25 Feb 15

Amnesty Gives Balkans Mixed Verdict on Rights

Balkan countries still struggled to address a range of human rights concerns in 2014, a new report by Amnesty International says.

12 Feb 15

Macedonia's Press Freedom Ranked Worst in Balkans

The latest report on media freedom worldwide by Reporters Without Borders has ranked Macedonia the worst performer in the Balkans - and Romania the best.

30 Jan 15

Ex-President of Bulgaria, Zhelev, Dies

Bulgaria’s first democratically elected President after the fall of the Communist regime died at the age of 79 on Friday.

Culture and Lifestyle

29 Jan 15

Winter Thrills in the Balkans’ Best Mountain Resorts

Snowy fun on offer in the region’s three best resorts: Kopaonik, Jahorina and Bansko.