Each Thursday we take a look at the week behind us through our selection of Balkan Insight Premium articles
stability-versus-protest-04-20-2017 WEEKLY ROUNDUP FOR APRIL 14-20

Stability versus Protest

While protests in Serbia continue, much of the international community seems to be opting for the ‘devil it knows’, while in Montenegro controversy over last year’s coup rumbles on… 

student-power-04-13-2017 WEEKLY ROUNDUP FOR APRIL 7 - 13

Student Power

Yet another Balkan country is swept by a wave of popular – and unexpected - protests, while the theme of authoritarian progress across the region continues to be a dominant one among this week’s articles.  

bumpy-ride-ahead-04-06-2017 WEEKLY ROUNDUP FOR MARCH 31 – APRIL 6

Bumpy Ride Ahead

A growing political crisis in Albania, fears over foreigners buying up land in Serbia and problems of youth radicalisation are among the top stories on Balkan Insight this week. 

electoral-suspense-03-30-2017-1 WEEKLY ROUNDUP FOR MARCH 24-30

Electoral Suspense

As Serbia heads into an electoral showdown between government and opposition, Bulgaria struggles to cobble together a new government, while Europeans ponder how to tackle the region’s problems. 

europe-s-balkan-hour-03-23-2017 WEEKLY ROUNDUP FOR MARCH 17 – 23

Europe’s Balkan Hour

As EU officials seek to rediscover and re-engage with the Balkans, we bring a series of articles on what the EU should and should not be doing in the Balkans, along with a variety of stories picked from across the region, not least one about Bosnia’s ‘pyramids’.  

smell-of-desperation-03-16-2017 WEEKLY ROUNDUP FOR MARCH 11 - 16

Smell of Desperation

While our stories from Kosovo and Macedonia reflect the rising temperature in both, many of our other stories this week provide a mix of both the positive and the quirky in the Balkans. 

winners-and-losers-03-09-2017-1 WEEKLY ROUNDUP MARCH 3 – 10

Winners and Losers

Elections in the Balkans often seem to generate at least as many problems as they resolve – this week we look at upcoming electoral contests in Serbia and Bulgaria, as well as the post-election crisis in Macedonia. 

fake-news-and-controversial-coups-03-02-2017 WEEKLY ROUNDUP FOR FEBRUARY 24 – MARCH 2

Fake News and Controversial Coups

Fake news, tabloids, media freedoms (or lack of them) and the right to adequate air time are all common themes in this week’s selection of articles from Balkan Insight, along with the continuing controversy which surrounds claims of a foiled coup in Montenegro.

reality-check-02-24-2017-1 WEEKLY ROUNDUP FOR FEBRUARY 18-23

Reality Check

Political crises frequently crowd out economic problems from the news agenda in the Balkans, but this week we bring a number of important economic and business themes to the usual mix of political and diplomatic intrigue from the region. 

a-family-feud-02-17-2017 WEEKLY ROUNDUP FOR FEBRUARY 10-17

A Family Feud

As the power struggle between Aleksandar Vucic and Tomislav Nikolic which blew up this week spectacularly reminds us just how unpredictable politics can be even when it might seem otherwise, we look at this and many other issues which have left their mark on our region this week. 

people-power-02-09-2017 WEEKLY ROUNDUP FOR FEBRUARY 3 - 9

People Power

While in Romania the power of the people makes itself felt at protests on the streets of Bucharest, in other corners of the Balkans politicians are vying to surf to power on the back of popular votes. 

twists-and-turns-good-and-bad-02-02-2017 WEEKLY ROUNDUP FOR JANUARY 27 – FEBRUARY 2

Twists and Turns, Good and Bad

From Macedonia’s ever-evolving political crisis, via Bosnia’s ethno-political machinations, to the battle against corruption in Romania, this week’s collection of articles from Balkan Insight once again highlights the unpredictability of twists and turns, good and bad, in political life.