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thumbnailEU membership 'guarantees' a better future for Bulgaria, Romania
2014-05-29While voting for European Parliament on Sunday, EU states in the region are pointing to benefits they enjoyed after joining the bloc.
thumbnailCroatia works to erase phantom voters
2013-05-17With local elections set for Sunday, the ministry of public administration says efforts to establish accurate voter lists is ongoing.
thumbnailBulgarians await formation of a new government
2013-05-14As expected, Sunday's early parliamentary elections in Bulgaria failed to produce a clear winner.
thumbnailElection turnout points to Croatia's EU information campaign
2013-04-18Many voters said they do not know much about EU membership benefits despite the government's information campaign.
thumbnailCentre working for smooth elections in Macedonia
2013-01-21One of the terms of the Macedonia's opposition is for early parliamentary elections to be held with credibility and legitimacy, and the support of all relevant parties in the parliament.
thumbnailThousands may not be able to vote in Macedonia's elections
2012-10-26Experts suggest that citizens be given a chance to obtain relevant documents before next year's, local elections.
thumbnailOSCE: Elections in Montenegro were peaceful
2012-10-18Montenegro takes important step in consolidating conduct of democratic elections, but some key issues remain, ODIHR/OSCE election observers say.
thumbnailDodik's SNSD loses in BiH local elections
2012-10-08RS President Milorad Dodik's SNSD lost its control in most of municipalities, while SDA won the majority of votes.
thumbnailMontenegrins debate political offer for October election
2012-09-22Many view the election as a government-opposition dance which benefits the political parties rather than citizens, but some are hopeful of positive changes.
thumbnailBiH misses deadline to change constitution
2012-09-04For more than three years, the ruling parties have not been able to find a solution to remove discriminatory regulations from BiH's Constitution.
thumbnailEU accession is priority of new Serbian government
2012-07-12The parties of the new ruling majority in Serbia signed a coalition agreement this week, and analysts say the new cabinet will face numerous challenges – from the issue of Kosovo and Serbia's devastated economy, to the fight against crime and corruption.
thumbnailElections yield a pro-bailout winner
2012-06-18Driven by fear of being pushed out of the eurozone, Greeks back the same parties who created their economic crisis.
thumbnailFearing the worst, Greeks withdraw their euros
2012-06-16Pre-election jitters and political uncertainty prompt the stockpiling of food and cash.
thumbnailNikolic's victory sparks fears in Pristina
2012-05-22The election of Tomislav Nikolic as Serbia president has caused mixed reactions in Kosovo.
thumbnailNikolic wins presidency in second round of voting
2012-05-21Opposition Serbian Progressive Party leader Tomislav Nikolic was elected president on Sunday – an outcome that some analysts described as "a political earthquake."
thumbnailOpposition to austerity drives second election
2012-05-19As Greece reels toward a second election in June, disillusioned Greeks have their say.
thumbnailPresidential run-off overshadowed by accusations
2012-05-18The run-up to round two of the presidential election has been marked by a series of charges and counter-charges.
thumbnailStill no government for Greece as eurozone exit fears mount
2012-05-14President Karolos Papoulias can't get a coalition deal, prompting preparations for new elections.
thumbnailElection, runoff stir debate in Serbia
2012-05-12Serbia'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.
thumbnailGreek coalition hopes fade, new elections loom
2012-05-11Political parties can’t untie the Gordian Knot of austerity while the eurozone frets.
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