The revolutions of 1989 launched Eastern Europe on the road to democracy and integration, ending decades of communist rule. For some, the transition has been relatively smooth, while others endured instability and violent conflict. Looking back brings celebration and sober reflection on the lessons learned.
Twenty years ago, Serbian citizens didn't have much reason to celebrate the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Memories of considerable economic development and freedom to travel make many Bosnia and Herzegovina citizens nostalgic for the Yugoslav brand of socialism.
Even by totalitarian standards, Enver Hoxha's Albania was extreme. Despite a rocky transition, most in the country are still thankful for change.
Two decades have passed since the overthrow of communism, but specific events remain subject to scrutiny, even now.
Former Parliament Deputy Speaker Ilaz Ramajli recalls the fall of the Berlin Wall.
As Europe celebrates the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, Croatia's view of the last two decades is somber.