Murders and bombings are putting Montenegro's accession to the EU at risk. Organized crime is on the rise, with gangs involved in drug trafficking and disturbing the public order. The state now wants to stop the criminals.
Research conducted by DW indicates that Hungary may have helped former Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski flee a prison sentence for corruption. The move could threaten Macedonia's hopes for EU accession.
Gangs and drug dealers are acting with impunity at Greek universities. A controversial law forbids authorities from entering state campuses and the government is refusing to budge. Anthee Carassava reports from Athens.
The European Commission wants to expand its footprint in the western Balkans. Brussels hopes to add countries from the region to the bloc by 2025, but there are still a number of obstacles on the path to accession.
Opposition protesters have rallied in Tirana, accusing the government of links to organized crime. Prime Minister Rama hit back, telling opponents they were creating a false crisis to sabotage EU accession talks.
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