Several serious incidents were seen in Serbia-Kosovo relations between 3 and 9 September.
The negotiations between Serbia and Kosovo aimed at reaching a comprehensive agreement to normalise relations between the two states are to enter a new phase in September.
On 9 July, the Romanian parliament passed an act regulating oil and gas extraction from offshore fields in the Black Sea.
In recent weeks there has been a cooling in the traditionally friendly relations between Greece and Russia.
On 4 July, the Romanian parliament hastily passed controversial changes in the Criminal Code and the Code of Criminal Procedure.
On 12 June, the prime ministers of Greece and of Macedonia announced that a compromise solution had been developed on the subject of the name of the latter state.
The EU-Western Balkans summit held on 17 May in Sofia is one example of the EU’s increasing interest in the Balkan states which aspire to membership.
The Hrvatske Ceste company and a Chinese consortium led by the China Road and Bridge Corporation signed a contract worth around €281 million to construct a bridge to the Peljesac peninsula in Croatia.
On 29 January, the Romanian parliament passed a vote of confidence in Viorica Dăncilă’s centre-left government.
The prime ministers of Macedonia and Greece met on 24 January in Davos for the first time since 2010.