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Europe Natural resources and energy

Powering Europe’s newest nation: Investigating the Kosovo energy crisis

Last month, Kosovo reached a deal with two private property owners to access some of the lignite coal it needs to supply its power plants.

Europe Future Generator

Future Generator: Bosnia’s near-term media coverage to be increasingly negative

Rising tensions following Bosnia’s appeal to the ICJ ruling on Serbia’s war-time actions are likely to create a negative perception of the country.

Europe Politics

ICTY’s acquittal of Seselj poses risks for Serbia ahead of elections

The ICTY’s acquittal of ultranationalist Serbian politician Vojislav Seselj has significant consequences for the future of Serbia, the Balkans, and Europe.

Europe Politics

Migrant pressure threatens to overwhelm Greece

Europe is facing the biggest migration flow since the Second World War. Indeed, while in 2014, 219,000 refugees were fleeing the ongoing conflict in Syria, 350,000 others were crossing the Mediterranean Sea

Europe Politics

Deconstructing Serbia and Macedonia’s 2016 elections

Upcoming elections will consolidate the ruling party’s grip on power in Serbia and could well return a disgraced government to power in Macedonia. EU leaders will gloss over the former,

Europe Politics

Kosovo hampers Serbia’s progress towards the EU

After years in the political wilderness Serbia has started to make incremental progress towards becoming a full member of the EU. The events in Kosovo this month, sparking angry exchanges

Europe Finance

EU banking union at risk from uneven regulation

After years of painful adjustment, Western European banks now hope to enter a period of relative calm. Yet, their exposure to uneven regulation and financial instability in the Balkans and elsewhere threatens

Europe Politics

Croatia Prepares for EU Accession

Clearing customs for travelers crossing the land border into Croatia has been more intense this past month, featuring random bag searches and thorough questioning of passengers on trains and buses.