Most officials have informally extended their own mandates to keep basic services available.
DUI leader Ali Ahmeti's calls for unity have been called a political ploy by other Albanian parties.
NGOs seek greater involvement in ongoing reforms.
Croatia's anti-corruption police arrested 76 pharmaceutical company management and doctors in a bribery scandal.
Bloggers argue against construction at Banja Luka's Kastel fortress as well as other historical monuments.
Eurozone finance ministers will decide on the next 32.6 billion-euro tranche of the international bailout for Greece next week. Also in business news: The biggest corporate energy spenders in the Balkans are Macedonia and Montenegro; and Cyprus launched a fresh round of talks with potential international lenders at the EU, European Central Bank and the IMF.
The global obesity pandemic is sweeping through Southeast Europe, experts warn, pointing to lack of physical activity and poor diet as the main culprits.
At a recent regional initiative, volunteers handed out leaflets and posters reading, "Human beings do not have a price," aiming to reach the entire region with its message.