The Rugova Mountains form part of the border between Kosovo and Montenegro. In the days of the former Yugoslavia, the exact boundaries were never clearly established. Yet residents of this region don't want the borderlines to be redrawn.
The Catalan referendum has been closely followed in the successor states of the former Yugoslavia. Separatist movements are still active here – and their voices are growing louder.
Solving the conflict between Serbia and Kosovo requires frank talks, says Austrian Balkans expert Wolfgang Petritsch. He believes Brussels must prioritize the relations of the western Balkan states with the EU.
Trouble in the Balkans is never far away, with the peninsula crisscrossed with religious and ethnic fault lines. DW's Darko Janjevic gives you a quick overview of the major players in the region.
All talk, no action? Cooperative economic projects have been the hot topic as a conference between leaders from the EU and Western Balkan countries begins. But EU expansion in the region remains as elusive as ever.
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