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.
When hundreds of thousands of refugees made their way into Europe in August and September 2015, German Chancellor Angela Merkel decided to engage in an open-door policy toward the newcomers. What's happened since then?
US Vice President Mike Pence advised the Western Balkans to look westward for peace and stability, during a regional summit in Montenegro on Wednesday.
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.
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.
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