A forgotten crime: Montenegro’s double-dealing on the media

06.02.14 @ 08:50

Montenegro's EU membership negotiations progress against a backdrop of ever-regressing media freedom.


Who won the EU game on Kosovo and Serbia?

10.01.14 @ 09:28

EU ministers in December agreed to start accession talks with Serbia, while Kosovo got nothing in return for its blind loyalty to Brussels.

Turkey starts visa-free talks with EU

04.12.13 @ 18:53

Turkey is starting visa liberalisation talks with the EU, a first step in a process which could take years.

Bulgarian land sale ban risks EU sanction

24.10.13 @ 09:25

Bulgaria’s ultra-nationalist party Ataka has convinced more moderate Bulgarian legislators to extend a ban on the sale of land to foreigners in contravention of EU rules.

Turkish purge risks spoiling Erdogan's EU visit

08.01.14 @ 19:54

Turkey's police purge risks harming the new momentum in EU relations on the eve of Erdogan's visit to Brussels.

EU and US warn Ukraine it risks going bust

22.11.13 @ 09:27

Brussels and Washington have told Ukraine it is unlikely to get IMF aid after it binned plans to sign an EU treaty.

EU to relaunch membership talks with Turkey

23.10.13 @ 09:21

The stalled EU membership talks with Turkey are set for relaunch after member states agreed accession negotiations would recommence on 5 November.

Commission backs Albania-EU membership talks

16.10.13 @ 17:41

The European Commission has said Albania should be given the green light to open EU membership talks.

EU commission: Catalonia must leave EU if it leaves Spain

17.09.13 @ 09:12

Catalonia's bid for independence hit another obstacle after the EU commission said any breakaway territory would not be part of the EU.

EU and Georgia edge closer to association deal

22.07.13 @ 21:19

EU trade officials signed off on a free trade agreement with Georgia on Monday, as the South Caucasus country edges towards finalising an Association agreement with the bloc.

Croatia becomes 28th EU member state

01.07.13 @ 09:03

Croatia became the 28th member of the EU at midnight on Sunday, less than 20 years after gaining independence from Yugoslavia.


Millions stashed offshore, as Serbian firms lurched toward ruin

03.10.13 @ 09:05

With accession candidate country Serbia facing EU questions on controversial state sell-offs, newly revealed documents shed light on the demise of several big Serbian employers.

EU rebukes Russia on Ukraine trade

21.08.13 @ 09:26

The European Commission has reprimanded Russia over its attempt to intimidate Ukraine on trade.

EU-Georgia treaty highlights enlargement fatigue

08.07.13 @ 14:59

Novel language in the draft EU-Georgia association treaty highlights hostility toward further EU expansion.

EU summit marks big moment for Western Balkans

28.06.13 @ 16:49

Leaders on Friday endorsed the start of accession talks with Serbia and welcomed Croatia's impending EU entry.