The recent murders in Macedonia have sparked fears that inter-ethnic tensions will worsen.
Economic and trade relations between Turkey and Bulgaria have been expanding as political differences are put aside.
Inspections determine which organisations use unlicensed software and provide a window of opportunity either to purchase licensed software or be fined.
A regional theatre co-production based on a famous novel about tolerance by Ivo Andric opens the door to increased regional cultural co-operation.
A central Serbian town opened the first Fiat auto plant in the country. Also in business news: Macedonian tourists flock to the Bulgarian mountain resort of Bansko and unemployment in Greece reaches record highs.
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.