President Karolos Papoulias can't get a coalition deal, prompting preparations for new elections.
Kosovo Albanians are casting furtive glances towards Serbia after last week's elections.
While the ruling party hands dozens of party faithful their walking papers in moves that it says will boost government efficiency, critics say highly-paid officials will likely land other jobs in the government.
Schools in BiH continue to be battlefields in the fight for ethnic dominance.
Serbia's presidential election runoff is scheduled for May 20th, although the current ruling party will likely remain in power. Bloggers debate the results of the election.
Agriculture, food and energy are sectors catching Qatar's eye. Also in business news: Turkey's long-term rating outlook in foreign and local currency falls and Serbia kicks off a huge trade fair in Kragujevac.