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(...)

Signs of protest: Croatian war veterans  protesting  in Zagreb in April  against plans for the official use of the Serbian Cyrillic alphabet in the Croatian town of Vukovar. Photograph: STR/AFP/Getty

At Vukovar the swift-flowing Danube is all that separates Croatia from Serbia. From midnight tomorrow this will also be where the EU meets the rest of(...)