Macedonia has angrily rejected a U.S. lawmaker's assertion that it "is not a country" and should be divided among Kosovo, Bulgaria, and possibly other neighbors.
Ministers from 15 European countries have agreed to come up with new measures to ensure that the so-called Western Balkans route to the European Union remains shut for migrants.
Officers from the European border agency Frontex have begun patrolling the border between Greece and Macedonia to deter illegal crossings by migrants, Frontex said on February 3.
NATO is closely following reports about growing foreign interference in the Western Balkans and is helping countries to resist it, alliance chief Jens Stoltenberg said on February 2.
Macedonia's conservative leader has failed to reach a deal with his traditional ethnic Albanian allies to form a new government as the midnight deadline expired on January 29.
Austrian authorities say they've arrested 14 people in a series of antiterrorist raids in Vienna and Graz.
Macedonia has accused Serbia of being a bad neighbor, saying it should stop being "disrespectful" by describing the Balkan country as the "Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia," or FYROM.
What is behind this apparent upsurge of anti-Soros sentiment in Macedonia? (The views expressed in this blog post do not necessarily reflect the views of RFE/RL.)
Relations between the former Yugoslav Balkan states are at their worst in some time.
The lowest temperatures in decades and a blanket of heavy snow in parts of the Balkans, Greece, and Eastern Europe are causing dozens of deaths, power outages, and travel delays.
Supporters of Kosovo's former prime minister Ramush Haradinaj called on France to release him from custody after he was arrested on a Serbian war-crimes warrant. (RFE/RL's Balkan Service)