A riot policeman the far side of a broken window at the Radio Television of Serbia (RTS) headquarters in Belgrade after people protested over the smothering of democratic freedoms. Photograph: Andrej Cukic

Serbian president Aleksandar Vucic has called anti-government protesters “fascists, hooligans and thieves” after they forced their way into the state (...)

A supporter of the opposition party at an anti-government protest in front of the parliament in Tirana, Albania. Photograph: Florion Goga/Reuters

Thousands of people rallied in Serbia and Montenegro at the weekend, as anger around the region over threats to the rule of law and the EU’s alleged a(...)

Milo Djukanovic: portrayed himself as only candidate who could ensure Montenegro remained on a pro-western path, with hopes of joining the EU by 2025, and fending off Russian influence. Photograph: Stevo Vasiljevic

Milo Djukanovic has pledged to guide Montenegro towards European Union membership after a presidential election victory gave him an eighth term in pow(...)

Milo Djukanovic said victory in Sunday’s presidential elections “is more important for Montenegro and its path than to me personally”. Photograph: Savo Prelevic/AFP/Getty Images

Montenegro’s long-time leader Milo Djukanovic will seek a return to power on Sunday, in presidential elections held amid rising concern over mafia kil(...)

Montenegro’s opposition Democratic Front leader Andrija Mandic (right) stands next to a supporter in front of a court in Podgorica  on Thursday. Photograph: Savo Prelevic/AFP/Getty Images

A court in Montenegro has started hearing evidence against 14 people accused of planning a coup last October, in what prosecutors describe as a plot (...)

Former prime minister of Montenegro Milo Djukanovic: the trial may start this week of people accused of plotting to storm parliament and kill him last year in a bid to halt Montenegro’s journey towards Nato. Photograph: Boris Pejovic/EPA

Montenegro is poised to become Nato’s 29th member at a summit starting on Wednesday, despite domestic divisions and deep Russian hostility to the mov(...)

Members of the Kosovo Security Force in Pristina on Monday: President Hashim Thaci announced during the ceremony he would submit a draft law to parliament on transforming the security forces into an army. Photograph: Valdrin Xhemaj/ EPA

The United States and Nato have threatened to reduce co-operation with Kosovo if it pursues plans to turn its security forces into a fully fledged arm(...)

Bakir Izetbegovic: The Muslim Bosniak member of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s tripartite presidency wants the  International Court of Justice to review its 2007 ruling that cleared Serbia of genocide during the country’s civil war. Photograph: ELVIS Barukcic/AFP/Getty Images

The European Union’s foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, will visit the Balkans next week to emphasise the need for reform and good relations a(...)

File image of Montenegrin police officers escorting people suspected of planning armed attacks in Podgorica, Montenegro, in October 2016. File photograph: Darko Vojinovic/AP Photo

Montenegro’s special prosecutor has accused Russia and its secret service operatives of plotting a coup attempt that included plans to kill the Balkan(...)

 Sergei Lavrov   with Serbian prime minister Aleksandar Vucic in Belgrade. Photograph: Andre J Isakovic/AFP/Getty Images

Serbian prime minister Aleksandar Vucic is due to visit Russia this week to discuss trade and a deal for fighter jets between the two countries, amid (...)

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