Russian president Vladimir Putin (right) with Serbian president Aleksandar Vucic during their meeting in the Kremlin, in Moscow, on Tuesday. Photograph: Yuri Kochetkov/EPA

Serbian president Aleksandar Vucic met his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Tuesday to discuss trade, energy and weapons deals, as Belgrade conti(...)

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(...)

A protester uses an improvised slingshot to throw paint-filled balloons towards the parliament building during an anti-government protest in Skopje. Photograph: Robert Atanasovski/AFP/Getty Images

Macedonia has again postponed early parliamentary elections, in a move that was welcomed by the European Union but seen by many others as a sign of de(...)