Balkans

Brexit won't affect Western Balkan's EU membership prospects

Great Britain's exit from the European Union should not bring into question the EU membership prospects of Western Balkan countries, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois...

Merkel: Brexit won't change EU entry prospects for Balkan candidates

The British decision to leave the European Union will not alter the chances of joining the bloc for Western Balkan nations, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday at a summit in Paris.

Summit in Paris on Western Balkans to address migration, development

Migration, security, development and cooperation in view of the process to enlarge the European Union are set to dominate a summit to be held Monday in Paris.

Migrants seek new routes into Balkans

After weeks stranded at a closed border in northern Greece, migrants and refugees are seeking out new, irregular routes to get into Macedonia, clambering through forests and over hills under the...

Austria and Balkan states agree to reduce, police refugee flow

Austria and Western Balkan states agreed on Wednesday to dispatch police forces to border zones to slow the flow of migrants along the Balkan route.

Greece braces as Balkan countries plan to block migration route

Greece is trying to figure out how it will accommodate record numbers of migrants stranded there should countries further along the Balkan migration route block access for refugees.

Greece braces itself as Balkan nations plan to block migration route

Greece is trying to figure out how it will accommodate record numbers of migrants stranded there should countries further along the Balkan migration route block access for refugees.

NATO to remove flight restrictions in Serbia's air space

Vucic said that it was very important to ease tension at the lower levels of air space over Kosovo because Belgrade wanted Serbian aircraft to be able to land in Pristina.

EU considering "processing centres" in W. Balkans to contain migrant flow

Asselborn, whose country is the rotating chair of the EU in the second half of 2015, on Monday chaired an meeting of EU interior minister in Brussels who discussed the refugee crisis.

Croatian PM rules out any armed conflicts in Balkans

Croatian Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic said on Tuesday that there would be no armed conflicts in the Balkans if Germany closed its borders to refugees and migrants ...