Announcing that there will not be local elections in Kosovo on May 6th, the Serbian government said it will instead appoint municipality leaders.
A parliamentary commission has been appointed to investigate donor funds allocated for post-war reconstruction.
Analysts say equalising the VAT rates throughout the region would ensure economic stability and development, but would require offsetting measures as well.
Greece wrestles with a decision by Iran to stop the flow of crude oil.
A regional theatre co-production based on a famous novel about tolerance by Ivo Andric opens the door to increased regional cultural co-operation.
Promising tax breaks, Albania's prime minister calls for Turkish companies to invest. Also in business news: Representatives of 50 countries gathered in Istanbul to attend the 15th Eurasian Economic Summit.
Though the region's education system has under gone reform over the past several years, critics argue it fails to meet the demands of today's job market.
Easter is celebrated by both Catholics and the Orthodox Church in Southeast Europe.