The European Commission says corruption and press freedom limitations are undermining the European Union membership bids of Montenegro and Serbia.
Johannes Hahn, the EU's neighborhood and enlargement negotiations commissioner-designate, says Serbia needs to carefully consider its refusal to support EU sanctions against Russia if Belgrade hopes to join the European Union.
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) says the Ukraine crisis is weighing heavily on economies where the bank operates, including Central and Southeastern Europe and the former Soviet republics.
The incoming European Commission has indicated that further enlargement will no longer be a priority for the 28-member bloc. What does that mean for EU hopefuls to the east and south?
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and EU officials hosting leaders of Western Balkan countries at a Berlin summit have vowed to continue promoting the economic development of the region.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and EU officials are hosting leaders from eight Western Balkan countries in Berlin to promote economic and political reform.
One hundred years after the beginning of World War I, historians are still wondering how it started. Meanwhile many of the rest of us wonder if the global situation today is as perilous as it was on the eve of that cataclysm.
A summit of eight leaders from Southeastern Europe will take place on July 15 in Dubrovnik, with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in attendance to discuss the region's further approach to the European Union.
Comparisons of Vladimir Putin to Slobodan Milosevic are all the rage. But what does the Milosevic experience tell us about where Russia may be headed?
NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen has opened a meeting of alliance foreign ministers by noting Russia's use of "ambiguous" warfare in Ukraine while saying its door "remains open" to aspirant countries.
Russia is seeking to extend its no-NATO zone beyond the former Soviet Union and its former Warsaw Pact satellites. The next target: tiny Montenegro.
In a new report, Freedom House says Russia is playing a "pivotal role" in a continuing decline in democracy among the countries of the post-Soviet sphere.