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European Union Enlargement Commissioner Stefan Fule has urged Montenegro to adopt constitutional changes to increase judicial independence and to tackle its numerous political challenges.
A senior official from Sofia has warned Belgrade that further progress towards the EU could depend on the status and rights of the Bulgarian minority in Serbia.
Croatia's deputy prime minister said the country will keep its national currency, the kuna, and not opt for the euro until it has a sufficiently competitive economy.
A German member of the European Parliament has called on EU to grant Serbia a date for the start of EU accession talks.
Bosnia, Montenegro and Serbia are due to agree new bilateral border agreements with Croatia as the country prepares to join the EU on July 1.
Kosovo marked Europe Day on May 9 with a public holiday, which is ironic, given that membership of the European Union remains only a distant prospect.
Work on constitutional changes intended to increase judicial independence and bring EU accession closer is being hampered by post-election disputes, a top lawmaker said.
Croatian vintners will no longer be able to market "Prosek" wine because the EU says the word is too similar to the Italian word “Prosecco”.
Two new border crossings between Croatia and Bosnia will ease traffic between the two neighbouring countries as well as meeting EU standards.
Serbia's President and Prime Minister are among the regional leaders that Croatia has invited to an EU accession celebration on June 30, the Croatian foreign ministry said.
As Croatia readies to become the 28th EU member state in July, the customs service faces major changes.
European officials have welcomed the recommendations of the Commission to grant Serbia a start date for accession talks, following conclusion of a landmark deal with Kosovo.
Following the breakthrough deal between Belgrade and Pristina, the European Commission has recommended that Serbia should be granted a start date for EU accession talks.
As the government has approved the Belgrade-Pristina agreement on Monday, the nationalist opposition Democratic Party of Serbia holds a protest.
New figures show that 500 working-age Serbians are laid off every day - and one economist says the situation will only improve if Serbia continues on its EU path.
Ten years after the Thessaloniki summit, the EU enlargement process for the western Balkans needs an injection of new energy.
Young Bosnians with Croatian passports will have new opportunities to work in Europe after Croatia joins the EU in July - but some regard this privilege with mixed feelings.
Belgrade’s failure to obtain a start date for EU membership talks in June will not cause immediate damage to the economy, but the long-term implication are worrying, experts say.
Europe should not offer Belgrade a start date for talks until it offers its own minorities the same privileges it demands for the Serbs in Kosovo.
The recent revival of hate speech, mainly targeting Serbs, presents an unwelcome challenge for the government - and for the country as it prepares to join the EU.
Three upcoming reports will help determine the EU prospects of Kosovo, Serbia and Macedonia; of the three, the latter is causing by far the most concern.
In the run-up to a crucial EU decision on opening membership talks with Belgrade, Serbs are unclear which way Berlin will jump.
The media campaign against Bulgarian and Romanian immigrants plumbs new depths each week. Who would have guessed this country once put Bulgaria on a pedestal?
Reports about the number of impoverished migrants from Bulgaria and Romania are alarming Germany - but how accurate are these claims?
Questions of democratic development are more complex in the Western Balkans than elsewhere in Eastern Europe.