The 'Pod Volat' guesthouse in Podgoriza, the capital of Montenegro, serves up a grilled snack called 'Cevapcici' that's popular all over the country: mincemeat served with flatbread.
Preliminary results indicate former Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic has won more than 50 percent of the vote, thus avoiding a run-off. The pro-European leader defied Russia last year by taking the Balkan state into NATO.
Is Macedonia's new prime minister finally ready to end the "name blame" game with Greece? NATO maintains there will be no membership invitation issued to the Balkan country until a compromise is found.
The prospect of EU membership has driven democratic progress in the Western Balkans for years. Without it, the consequences for Europe could be alarming, says Norbert Mappes-Niediek.
From roads in Montenegro to industrial parks in Poland, China has become one of the biggest investors in eastern and southeastern Europe. The Beijing-led "16+1" initiative promises to boost cooperation with the region.
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