Low voter turnout for Sunday's referendum saves Romanian President Traian Basescu from impeachment.
By legalising many forms of conflict of interest and changing punishment for violations, the amendments to the 2002 legislation will increase corruption, some say.
The lack of transparency with regard to media ownership remains a source of controversy.
Despite the acceptance of Kosovo passports, travelers from Kosovo face hurdles when visiting BiH.
Cevahir Holding's 300m-euro investment in a Skopje residential complex is an economic opportunity for Macedonia.
Bloggers say the debate over the rights to medals won by the former Yugoslavia is an issue of fairness.
Romanians and Bulgarians can now freely work in Ireland. Also in business news: Greece exceeded its budget deficit target and construction on the Serbian section of the South Stream gas pipeline is expected to launch in December.
Croatia has a number of border disputes with BiH, Montenegro, Serbia.
Non-Muslims gather with Muslims to share the evening meal, Iftar, which breaks the fast.