Officials in Kiev are looking ahead to presidential elections on May 25th, despite the Kremlin-backed destabilisation and provocation in eastern Ukraine.
After 10 days of on-going occupations and attacks on state institutions and government buildings in eastern Ukraine, an official in Kiev announces an "anti-terrorist" operation.
In an interview with SETimes, Croatia's president says the upcoming European Parliament elections are important for Croatia and the Western Balkans.
Recently appointed as head of the OSCE monitoring mission in Ukraine, Turkish diplomat Ertugrul Apakan brings experience and expertise to the mission, officials and analysts say.
The west warns that Russia could face increased sanctions over its "illegal and illegitimate efforts to destabilise" eastern Ukraine.
The Serbian government plans to crack down on the grey economy and tax evasion in hopes of obtaining funds for the impoverished state budget.
On-going shootings and attacks on government buildings in eastern Ukraine are part of the Kremlin's federalisation effort to control the whole country, analysts and officials say.
The Alliance is restoring bridges and improving the infrastructure to assist regional countries.
Manpower and equipment upgrades are key challenges to improve the country's military capacity.
Greece now applies Schengen visas on Kosovo passports and the two countries' chambers of commerce concluded an agreement to improve commercial ties.
Serbia's military reforms gain support through defence sector co-operation with the US.
While NATO suspends ties with Russia, dissuading it from further aggressive behaviour in Ukraine, Kiev is planning to host joint military drills with European and Alliance countries.
Joint preparation contributes to regional co-operation and Euro-Atlantic integration.
Extremists face prosecution as the party's popularity takes a sharp dive.
A new initiative proposes EU member candidate states be given an opportunity to more readily present their views in Brussels.