US defence secretary James Mattis briefs reporters on the plane from Zagreb to Olso on July 13th. Photograph: Afp/pool

US defence secretary James Mattis has hailed his country’s “unbreakable” ties with Europe at talks with Balkan security chiefs, as Russia grumbled abo(...)

Vojislav Seselj: his conviction earlier this month for war crimes in the 1990s should by Serbian law see him expelled from parliament. Photograph: Marko Djurica/Reuters

Serbia says it hopes relations with neighbouring Croatia will not sour further after they declared each other’s defence ministers persona non grata, a(...)

 A woman walks past a mural of Bosnian Serb wartime general Ratko Mladic in Belgrade, Serbia, in 2009. Photograph: Photograph:  Marko Djurica/Reuters

A United Nations court may finally mete out a measure of justice to former Bosnian Serb general Ratko Mladic on Wednesday, but its ruling will be reje(...)

Former Bosnian Serb general  Ratko Mladic at the war crimes tribunal in The Hague in 2011.  Photograph: Martin Meissner/AP

Lawyers for former Bosnian Serb general Ratko Mladic have asked a United Nations tribunal to postpone its ruling in his genocide trial, as the court’(...)

Serbian president Aleksandar Vucic and Russian defence minister Sergei Shoigu at an air show in Belgrade: Serbia is Russia’s key ally in a region where all the countries now either are or want to be EU members. Photograph:  Djordje Kojadinovic/Reuters

Russia has chided the United States after a senior state department official told Serbia that it must choose between its pursuit of European Union mem(...)

Serbia’s new prime minister, Ana Brnabic, said she wanted to improve Serbia’s education system and slash red tape. Photograph: Marko Djurica/Reuters

Serbia’s parliament has approved Ana Brnabic as its new prime minister, making her the first woman and first openly gay person to lead the Balkan nati(...)

A man holds his baby in a tent at a migrant camp  on the Serbia-Hungary border in Horgos:  temperatures are now regularly above 30 degrees, and the makeshift camp has few toilets, no bathrooms and only one water tap. Photograph: Alexa Stankovic/AFP/Getty Images

Refugees and migrants are stuck in growing numbers and deteriorating conditions at a fence on the Hungary-Serbia frontier as relations between states(...)

Hungarian police officers control the border line as a migrant man carrying his child walks by at the Horgos border crossing into the Hungary, near Horgos, Serbia, on Tuesday. Photograph: Darko Vojinovic/AP Photo

Hundreds of asylum seekers were preparing to bed down at Serbia’s border with Hungary on Tuesday night, after the Budapest government sealed the front(...)

A police officer watches the Serbian side of the border between Hungary and Serbia. Photograph: Sandor Ujvari/EPA

An emergency meeting of EU justice and home affairs ministers has been convened for next Tuesday in a bid to secure agreement on a cohesive EU respon(...)

A scene from Vukovar on November 18th, 1991, during the three-month sige of the town by ethnic-Serb rebels and Belgrade-controlled Yugoslav forces. Photograph: Art Zamur/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images

Serbia has called on the European Union to take action after a Croatian town with a bloody history of ethnic conflict decided to scrap street signs (...)