Serbian prime minister Aleksandar Vucic: “I know how to ensure the future of Serbia and how to work hard to get there.” Photograph:  Andrej Isakovic/AFP/Getty Images

Serbian prime minister Aleksandar Vucic has vowed to accelerate reforms aimed at guiding his country towards European Union membership, after an elect(...)

Prime minister   Aleksandar Vucic arrives to cast his ballot at a polling station during elections in Belgrade, Serbia: he called the election two years early in what he described as a bid to secure a strong mandate to push through reforms needed to revitalise Serbia’s moribund economy. Photograph:   Marko Djurica/Reuters

Serbian prime minister Aleksandar Vucic and his Progressive Party are poised to retain power after parliamentary elections that were also expected to(...)

Supporters of Serbian far-right leader Vojislav Seselj during a rally in Belgrade last month. Photograph: Alexa Stankovic/AFP/Getty Images

When Serbian ultranationalist Vojislav Seselj was controversially cleared of war crimes last month, cheers were heard far to the east of Belgrade. “(...)

A supporter of Vojislav Seselj holds a placard depicting Bosnian Serb wartime leader Radovan Karadzic during an anti-government rally in Belgrade. Photograph: Marko Djurica/Reuters

Belgian lawyer Serge Brammertz has dedicated almost 15 years of his life to putting war criminals from former Yugoslavia behind bars. On Thursday at (...)

Bosnian Serb wartime leader Radovan Karadzic sits in the courtroom at the  International Criminal Tribunal for Former Yugoslavia in The Hague, on Thursday. Photograph: AFP/Getty

A United Nations court has sentenced former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic to 40 years in jail for committing genocide, war crimes and crimes ag(...)

Protesters throw molotov cocktails during a violent protest in Pristina, Kosovo, on Saturday. Photograph: EPA/Valdrin Xhemaj

Police in Kosovo have fired tear gas and water cannon to disperse protesters whose rally against EU-backed deals with Serbia and Montenegro ended wit(...)

Croatian prime minister Zoran Milanovic (centre) with armed forces officers during a visit to the  migrant transit camp in Opatovac. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Croatia’s prime minister Zoran Milanovic has rejected the possibility of talks with Hungarian counterpart Viktor Orban over his threat to seal their c(...)

A child cries as migrants force their way through police lines at Tovarnik station to board a train bound for Zagreb, Croatia,   September 17th, 2015. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Croatia has said it will close its border with Serbia if another 8,000 migrants enter the newest EU member in one day, interior minister Ranko Ostoji(...)

Migrants cross a wire fence at the border between Hungary and Serbia near Roszke, 180km southeast from Budapest. Photograph: Zoltan Balogh/MTI via AP

Hungary is sending police reinforcements and may deploy troops to its frontier with Serbia, where tear gas was fired on Wednesday as record numbers of(...)

A Kosovar Serb woman crosses Mitrovica bridge, which serves as a link between the northern and southern part of the ethnically divided town of Mitrovica. Kosovo and Serbia have signed a number of agreements in key areas as a step towards normalising ties. Photograph: EPA

Serbia and its former southern province of Kosovo took steps toward overcoming decades of animosity on Tuesday, signing energy and telecoms agreements(...)