Turkey hopes to make a case for Macedonia's application to NATO at next week's summit.
The run-up to round two of the presidential election has been marked by a series of charges and counter-charges.
Former paramilitary organisations have used the recent arrests of Albanians in the region to warn countries of possible retaliation.
Macedonia fell five places in the Euro Health Consumer Index, while Croatia moved up six slots as the best performer in health care among eight Southeast European countries.
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.
Representatives of several countries in the region gathered in Skopje to help promote organic agriculture. Also in business news: Sarajevo is hosting its third annual Business Forum and Croatia's economy is expected to shrink by 1% this year.
NATO representatives will meet in Chicago this month.
Several nations in the Balkans are encouraging girls to consider careers in fields traditionally dominated by men.