A bribery scandal plus austerity measures equals tough times ahead for Greece’s military.
Bulgarians will enjoy a total of six four-day weekends this year, under the country's practice of merging public holidays with weekends. Similar scenarios exist elsewhere in the region.
Pristina says that car plates issued in Serbia are illegal and will be confiscated.
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.
Social reintegration of trafficking victims is even more difficult in cases when a family member played a role.