2014-03-05A lack of transparency has been the most common form of political influence in the education system.
2014-02-18The Kosovo Security Force is capable of responding to natural and man-made emergency situations.
2014-02-17Bulgaria's failure to deal with illegal waste depots violates EU regulations and raises the issue of the waste management problems in the region.
2014-02-12Islamic extremists try to recruit the most economically devastated prisoners by offering assistance.
2014-02-12With the help of an EU programme, Croatia is tackling unemployment for citizens younger than 25. Also in business news: the 2014 Balkan Economic Summit was held in Bursa, Turkey, and Romania and Bulgaria saw an increase in exports last year.
2014-02-10Officials and analysts said that the public is frustrated by poverty, unemployment and the lack of a solid government.
2014-02-06Experts say young people who were subjected to the trauma of the Balkan conflicts are more inclined to turn to violence, but Turkey can be a stabilising presence in the region.
2014-01-21The return of radicalised fighters from Syria and the threat of new recruits have prompted amendments and new laws in at least three countries.
2014-01-17Officials said secularism is a sacred value in Kosovo.
2014-01-17Muslims from the Balkans should stay at home to fight with knowledge and politics for a better future instead of going to foreign wars, experts say.
2014-01-02The deficit in Pristina is less than 1 percent. In other business news: Bankso in Bulgaria is listed as Europe's best value ski resort.
2014-01-02Both countries institute measures to deal with corrupt practices, including in the judiciary.
2013-12-23EU membership negotiations with Serbia start January 21st, but the question of Kosovo still remains.
2013-12-20New military agreements with Romania will help Moldova reach European military standards and strengthen regional security, analysts and officials say.
2013-12-19The move is aimed at holding Kosovo's police accountable for their actions.
2013-12-18Focused efforts to stop government fraud are showing results in some countries.
2013-12-06Multi-ethnic music groups are travelling the region to show the power of joint efforts to overcome the past.
2013-12-05The Ayvalik film festival is praised by its international participants and the audience for providing a platform for dialogue and co-operation through movies.
2013-12-05Western Balkan countries expect to more readily address security threats by harmonising their security policies with those of the EU.
2013-11-26It is estimated that there are 21 million victims of human trafficking in the world, and the Balkan countries are joining forces to fight this crime.
In hopes of smoothing the relations between Pristina and Belgrade in carrying out the Brussels agreement, KFOR and Serbian Army officials are discussing co-operation.