Italy

Spring weather disrupts life across the central Mediterranean

Severe storms bring damaging hail, destructive winds and a tornado to parts of Italy and the Balkans.

Spring weather disrupts life across the central Mediterranean

Refugees

Group: Refugees abused by border forces in Balkans

Rigardu, a German monitoring group, has documented at least 857 instances of violence on Serbia's borders with the EU.

Group: Refugees abused by border forces in Balkans

Refugees

The tragic death of a six-year-old refugee in Serbia

Family of Afghan Madina Husein was being deported by Croatia to Serbia in the dark when the child was fatally struck.

The tragic death of a six-year-old refugee in Serbia

Croatia

Deadlocked Croatia holds uncertain snap election

Croatian citizens have voted in an early parliamentary election that is unlikely to produce a clear winner

Deadlocked Croatia holds uncertain snap election

Opinion

Slobodan Milosevic is no hero

Efforts to deny indisputable atrocities are more than fading remnants of discredited regimes.

Serge Brammertz

by Serge Brammertz

Serge Brammertz

Croatia

Croatia dissolves parliament for early vote

Snap election likely to be held in early September after 137 deputies in 151-seat assembly back parliament dissolution.

Croatia dissolves parliament for early vote

Politics

Croatia government falls as PM loses no-confidence vote

Members of parliament oust technocrat Prime Minister Tihomir Oreskovic, raising the prospect of a snap election.

Croatia government falls as PM loses no-confidence vote

Croatia

When the UN watched a massacre unfold in Croatia

Twenty years on, a UN peacekeeper returns to the scene of a massacre and asks if his unit should have intervened.

Witness

The 15-Minute Massacre in Croatia

Haunted by his decision not to intervene as civilians were killed, a former UN commander returns to Croatia 20 years on.

Opinion

Remembering Dayton: The accord that ended Bosnian war

Yet, it remains a horrible basis for successful state-building.

Riada Asimovic Akyol

by Riada Asimovic Akyol

Riada Asimovic Akyol

Human Rights

Refugees sew lips in Greece-Macedonia border protest

Refugees stranded by recent decision by Balkan nations to screen refugees by country, not merit, go on hunger strike.

Refugees sew lips in Greece-Macedonia border protest

Human Rights

Refugee nationalities screened at borders: witnesses

Hundreds stranded at Balkan borders as authorities reject those who cannot prove Syrian, Afghan or Iraqi citizenship.

Refugee nationalities screened at borders: witnesses

Human Rights

One road and one thousand languages

A photojournalist reflects on what his images say about Europe's failure to help refugees.

One road and one thousand languages

Croatia

Croatia's conservative opposition wins election

Conservative bloc led by HDZ party has won the general election but without enough votes to rule alone.

Croatia's conservative opposition wins election

Croatia

Croatia's conservative opposition takes early poll lead

Conservative bloc led by HDZ party projected to take 60 seats in the 151-seat parliament, according to partial results.

Croatia's conservative opposition takes early poll lead