If no investment is made soon in the marginalised Roma, Europe’s largest minority will remain in a poverty trap.
Pragmatic interests are replacing the old ideology of “brotherhood and unity” as a motor for renewed artistic cooperation.
A plague of invasive algae is testing countries’ willingness to work together to save their marine heritage and tourist industries.
Extradition rules shield war criminals from justice, leaving many former Yugoslavs fearful of going back to neighbouring countries.
Thanks to regional rivalries and European inconsistency, the dream of a modern transport system for the Balkans is going nowhere fast.
Faced with a dismal education system, political uncertainty and economic stagnation, many young Kosovars are opting to leave.
Governments in the region are waking up late to the need for action to halt the flight of their future champions.
The economic balance between the two halves of a once-divided continent is shifting, as firms up sticks and head east.
Relaxation of EU visa rules benefits middle-class professionals but leaves poor and unskilled families as trapped as before.
As tight restrictions on travellers fail to stop illegal immigrants, the point of the visa system is being called into question.
The Balkans features a proliferation of borders and barriers to movement of people, goods, capital, services, information and ideas, both among the countries that make it up and vis-à-vis the EU.