More and more young people are getting university degrees but many end up jobless or in low-skilled work
Women in the West are being encouraged to freeze their eggs to have a better chance of conceiving later in life. Will the procedure catch on in Serbia and Croatia?
Meet the academics whose devotion to Marxism cost them their jobs in the 1990s — and the thinkers driving Marx back up the political agenda across Europe today.
Is a long tradition of religious coexistence at risk from the rise of a strain of Islam openly hostile to other faiths?
Priests in the Balkans are among those helping the thousands reaching Europe's shores — even as some of their colleagues raise fears about the arrival of large numbers of Muslims
Saudi Arabia, the UAE and the US have bought millions of dollars of Bulgarian weaponry, much of it likely destined for the war in Syria, a BIRN investigation reveals
Accusations that a charismatic imam and his followers have spread ISIS propaganda and assisted jihadists reveal a deeper story about a marginalised community
Abused by gangsters, disowned by their families and let down by the state, women who were trafficked as sex slaves face an uphill battle to build new lives.
The saga behind a much-delayed showcase for contemporary art reflects many of modern Greece's woes — and has parallels with a troubled project in Serbia.
Women in Romania and Bulgaria endure low pay, long hours and gruelling work to make clothes for luxury Western brands.