Protests against the Serbian government’s handling of the coronacrisis and the announcement of a new lockdown descended into violent attacks on police and state buildings after they were taken over by far-right groups, some linked to Russia.
President Aleksandar Vucic says foreign powers aimed to weaken Belgrade’s international position ahead of talks with Merkel and Macron on restarting the Belgrade-Pristina negotiation process.
Curfew imposed for this weekend as new coronavirus cases push Serbia's healthcare system close to capacity. Protesters fear a new lockdown will cause economic hardship and job losses.
Several countries in Central Asia, the South Caucasus and the Western Balkans are seeing a strong rise in daily new cases after the easing of restrictions.
All hospitals in Belgrade have reached full capacity as the number of COVID-19 infections rose sharply in recent days.
The country has reported a significant rise of new confirmed cases with around 80% of them in Belgrade in the last few days.
Foreigners bought €169.99mn of property in the tiny Adriatic country in 2019.
Kosovo's President Hashim Thaci was indicted for war crimes days before a critical US-brokered meeting, throwing the future of talks with Serbia into doubt.
Progress towards EU accession lifted sentiment, but businesspeople still see corruption as one of their biggest problems.
Charges announced immediately before Thaci was due to meet his Serbian counterpart Aleksandar Vucic at the White House.
Levels of sulphur dioxide emitted by power plants in the EU-aspiring region exceed pollution limits by almost six times, finds a new report from Bankwatch.
Serbian Progressive Party benefitted from handling of coronacrisis to consolidate its position with almost two-thirds of the vote in election boycotted by several opposition parties.
The June 21 elections most likely won’t bring any change on the Serbian political scene. Thanks to the fragmented opposition and smart moves by President Aleksandar Vucic, the SNS is heading for another comfortable majority.