European Union leaders expressed determination to “strengthen and intensify” their ties to the Western Balkans, but they dampened any hopes of a quick move to allow any new countries into the bloc.
It barely made news in Serbia when a court quietly released one of the paramilitary perpetrators of a signal atrocity against unarmed Albanians. (The views expressed in this blog post do not necessarily reflect those of RFE/RL.)
Bosnia-Herzegovina is struggling to cope with an influx of thousands of migrants mostly from the Middle East trying to reach Western Europe that authorities and aid groups warn could develop into a crisis.
Israel has won the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest, beating out second-place Cyprus and third-place Austria at the annual pop-song festival seen by tens of millions of viewers around the world.
Lisbon is hosting the final of the Eurovision Song Contest, the annual europop song fest that draws tens of millions of viewers from around the globe.
The Eurovision Song Contest has completed its lineup of 26 contestants who will face off for this year's crown, following a second semifinal event.
A Kosovar karate team has been barred from Serbia in a dispute over symbols of the independent former province, preventing the athletes from competing in a European Championship event this week.
Serbia's government has confirmed that Finance Minister Dusan Vujovic submitted a letter of resignation on May 7, citing personal reasons.
Serbian police have prevented a Serbian far-right politician convicted of war crimes from holding a rally in an ethnically mixed northern village where he spurred ethnic hatred during the 1990s Balkan war.
Scuffles occurred between supporters of the ultranationalist Serbian Radical Party (SRS) and the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) in the village of Jarak on May 6. (RFE/RL's Balkan Service)
The Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association (NBA) have hired Igor Kokoskov of Serbia as head coach, making him the first person born and raised outside of North America to lead an NBA team.
May Day celebrations in several countries in the Western Balkans, Central Asia, and Eastern Europe featured marches, protests, and a concert.