BALKANS

Eternal interests, friends and alliances
OPINION

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic is going through a difficult time. Until now he was happy to maintain a balance between Russia and the West, adding a “sprinkling” of China and Turkey.


Kosovo, the Albanians, the Serbs and Crimea
ALBIN KURTI

Albin Kurti is a prime minister with an unusual history. The former student activist spent two and a half years in a Serbian prison in 1999-2001, he was jailed again by the authorities of Kosovo in 2007, while in 2018 he was convicted of perpetrating or instigating at least five tear-gas attacks against the Kosovo Parliament, in order to stop the law that would have granted limited autonomy to the Kosovo Serbs.



A key link in the energy chain
OPINION

Bulgarian Prime Minister Kiril Petkov appeared anxious during an inspection with Greek Energy Minister Konstantinos Skrekas at the construction site of the Greek section of the Interconnector Greece-Bulgaria pipeline in Komotini, northern Greece, on Monday.




The Balkans and the (new) Pandora’s box
OPINION

Notwithstanding considerable progress, the Balkan region may not look much different in the post-pandemic era unless a genuine sense of political accountability is developed.