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Greece’s neighbors and EU expansion

The foreign ministers of European Union candidate countries in the Western Balkans will meet in Greece's northern port city of Thessaloniki on Monday. The foreign ministers of EU members Croatia (which currently holds the bloc's rotating presidency), Romania and Bulgaria will also be present.

Why Miroslav Lajcák is the wrong choice for EU envoy

Senior associates of the Council for Democratization Policy in Berlin and Brussels among the number of reasons they have cited, the first was to point out that Lajcak comes from a country that does not recognize the independence of a so-called Kosovo.

University Pumps Fresh Blood into North Kosovo

Some 40 per cent of the entire student body comes from outside Kosovo, with some 30 per cent hurdling the border/boundary from central and southern Serbia, from towns such as Kragujevac, Kraljevo, Valjevo, and Niš. Then there are Serbs from both Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, respectively, or students from Montenegro and the Republic of North Macedonia.

Dodik Stops Bosnia From Cooperating With Frontex

Amid an ongoing dispute over a Constitutional Court ruling that has angered Bosnian Serb politicians, Milorad Dodik, the Serbian member of the state presidency, has stopped Bosnia from signing up to a status agreement with the European Union border agency, Frontex.

Bulgaria is among the EU Countries with the Worst Rail Transport

Traveling by train in Bulgaria is not like walking in the park at all, according to an Euronews publication on European rail transport entitled 'A world of train': Where in Europe is rail travel a nightmare?

From France's high-speed TGVs to Moldova's Soviet-era services with wooden benches, Europe's train network is a patchwork of varying standards.

German MP sends message to the Serbs: NATO bombing is not over yet

The bombing is not over either, because Serbia does not want to impose sanctions on Russia and does not want to become a NATO member, and the West does not want to accept this kind of resistance, which is why Serbia is in this position, Alexander Noy, a left-wing MP in German Bundestag, tells Sputnik.

Week in Review: Crises and Backsliding Galore

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Things were beginning to look pleasantly boring in Bosnia after the recent formation of the central government in December, after which many political analysts and Bosnian citizens breathed a sigh of relief. But the respite from crisis was sadly short-lived in Bosnia.

Bosnian Serbs Open New Battle Over Entity Borders

Bosnia's mainly Serb entity has opened a new front in its disputes with the country's Bosniaks over a demand for the establishment of a clear line of demarcation between Bosnia's two entities.

Envoys Urge Bosnia Canton Not to Politicize Police Posts

Valentin Inzko, the international community's High Representative to Bosnia, and Eric Nelson, the US ambassador to Sarajevo, have sent a letter to the government and assembly of a Canton in Bosnia's Federation entity, expressing alarm over moves to sack the local police commissioner.

Warrant Sought for Missing Vlasenica War Crimes Suspect

Bosnia's State Prosecution has asked the State Court to issue a warrant and order custody for Goran Tesic, who is on trial for crimes committed in the eastern town of Vlasenica and has gone missing.

"Goodbye BiH, welcome RS-exit" VIDEO

He stressed that the Republika Srpska Parliament is a key venue for all decisions and that only it can speak on behalf of the people.
"We must not hesitate to make decisions that are important to our future. This time, we are serious and we will not accept any other direction," Dodik said.

Dodik’s Tantrum Politics Risks Pushing Bosnia Into Chaos

Pre-election fever was in the air of the Balkans too, as politicians in Bosnia, Croatia, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia geared up for elections taking place over the year.

As tough and unpopular economic and social reforms hung Bosnia's politicians like a Sword of Damocles, they jealously watched Montenegro, Serbia and Kosovo stealing attention with their respective crises.

Serb region threatens Bosnia secession over judges row

Bosnian Serbs threatened on Feb. 17 to secede in a bid to rid Bosnia's top court of foreign judges, risking another political crisis.    
The parliament in Republika Srpska -- which shares some central institutions with the Muslim-Croat Federation -- gave a 60-day deadline for reform of Bosnia's Constitutional Court.