German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier has urged Europe to remain committed to the western Balkans despite the many problems affecting the region.
A former Kosovo president had to turn back from the border with Serbia, where she was to participate in an event meant to promote dialogue between the former war enemies.
Seven independent countries have emerged from the breakup of Yugoslavia in the early 1990s. But, as a recent Gallup poll shows, the residents of two of them are more nostalgic than the rest for the former shared state.
A top U.S. diplomat on May 24 urged Balkan nations to guard against efforts by Russia to increase its influence in the region while undermining ties with the West.
The leaders of six Western Balkan countries are scheduled to meet with the European Union's top diplomat on May 24 to discuss ways to overcome rising tensions and further their bids to join the EU.
A prominent Kosovo journalist who joined a political party earlier this week in an apparent bid to become a politician has been beaten close to her apartment in Pristina.
Kosovar President Hashim Thaci has called early parliamentary elections for June 11 after the government collapsed following a no-confidence motion in parliament.
Kosovo's government collapsed after a no-confidence motion in parliament on May 10, which means a snap election will be held after more than a year of political crisis in the Balkan country.
The United States is calling on Kosovo to ratify a border-demarcation deal with Montenegro, saying the domestic political gridlock over the deal is damaging the Balkan nation's international credibility.
Opposition parties in Kosovo on May 5 filed a motion of no confidence in the government, in a new attempt to bring down Prime Minister Isa Mustafa’s coalition government.
Several thousand people -- mostly members of unions, workers, students, and pro-leftist activists -- marched in Belgrade on May 1 on International Worker’s Day.
Prishtina's main square was filled with cheering crowds as the former Kosovar prime minister returned from France, where he was detained on war crimes charges. (RFE/RL's Balkan Service)