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Four states along Europe’s Balkan refugee corridor shut their borders on Nov. 19 to those not coming from war-torn countries such as Syria, Afghanistan or Iraq, leaving thousands of others seeking a better life in Europe stranded at border crossings
SARAJEVO - Agence France-Presse
Bosnian police on Nov. 18 arrested five wartime officers and an ex-politician, all ethnic Serbs, suspected of involvement in the deaths of hundreds of civilians during the country's 1990s conflict
SKOPJE - Agence France-Presse
A surge of migrants entered Macedonia at the weekend, with 10,000 crossing into the small Balkan country in 24 hours, police said on Oct. 19.
EDIRNE / SOFIA
Hundreds of trucks and cars were stuck at both sides of the border gate between Bulgaria and Turkey for a second day on Nov. 16, after Bulgaria beefed-up its border security checks following the deadly Paris attacks on Nov. 13
PODOGRICA, Montenegro - Agence France-Presse
Montenegrin protesters on Oct. 18 hurled stones and used pepper spray against police, who retaliated with tear gas during a rally of several thousand seeking the prime minister's resignation.
SOFIA - Agence France-Presse
Bulgaria's ruling conservative party of Prime Minister Boyko Borisov scored a resounding victory in local elections this weekend, winning mayoral seats in 22 out of the 27 major cities, official results showed on Nov. 2
SOFIA - Reuters
Bulgaria is sending more soldiers to strengthen controls along its border with Turkey and avoid a refugee influx that has overwhelmed its neighbours, Defence Minister Nikolay Nenchev said
PRISTINA, Kosovo - The Associated Press
Kosovo's Parliament has voted overwhelmingly to ratify a stabilization and association agreement with the European Union, considered a milestone for its economic growth.
BRUSSELS - Agence France-Presse
Serbia and Kosovo reached a "landmark" agreement in several key areas on Aug. 25 in a major step towards normalising ties after war and Pristina's unilateral declaration of independence, the EU said.
Kosovo on Oct. 27 signed a stabilization and association agreement with the European Union, a milestone expected to promote economic growth in one of Europe's poorest countries.
SOFIA – Agence Frence-Presse
Bulgaria’s army stepped in on Aug. 25 to buttress the southwestern border with Macedonia, which has been hit in recent days by an unprecedented influx of migrants.
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