After almost three years with no leader, Moldova now has a new president.
BiH presidency member Zeljko Komsic has turned his back on the ruling Social Democratic Party, shaking the political scene in the country.
Some allege the verdict of Velija Ramkovski is an attack on media freedom, but others claim the evidence of his crimes proves otherwise.
Kosovo is taking a hard look at its privatisation process in light of recurring complaints.
A treaty attempting to regulate the Internet and other areas due to concerns of intellectual property continues to draw criticism.
Montenegrin citizens want concrete results in the fight against corruption. Also in business news: Bulgaria may pull out of its deal with Russia's state-owned nuclear company Atomstroyexport.
As the temperatures warm and the curtain falls on the often brutal winter of 2012, the tourism industry reflects on a solid season.
Once in a nation that provided women with far-reaching rights and status, to an extent unprecedented in any Muslim country, women in Turkey today face a number of problems.