EU enlargement commissioner Oliver Varhelyi says goal remains to embrace Serbia, Kosovo, Montenegro, Albania, Bosnia and North Macedonia in the economic bloc.
Leaders of Montenegro, Serbia, North Macedonia and Albania - all Western Balkan countries blighted by wars in the 1990s that also aspire to join the European Union - met in the Albanian capital Tirana to give shape to the idea.
Croatian police violate international law by using brute force against the fleeing Afghan refugees who find themselves trapped in a cold Serbian town.
Athens and Skopje reached a deal in June ending years of acrimony between the two countries over the name of the tiny Balkan state, but it has triggered a furious response from many Greeks.
Refugees and migrants are moving through Bosnia and Herzegovina to avoid tightened border on the "Balkan route" that goes through Serbia and leads to Germany. We visit a makeshift camp to see what conditions are like.
Passing the bill has been controversial and the Balkan country's president has yet to sign it into law as Macedonian nationalists strongly oppose it.
Under the Lausanne Treaty, Turks were given the right to run their own schools in the region of Western Thrace. But community leaders have long complained their facilities lack proper resources.
Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic lay wreaths at a monument for the 116 Muslim civilians killed by Bosnian Croats in the village Ahmici in central Bosnia in 1993.
Refugees crossing the Aegean sea into Greece have tailed off since the EU-Turkey deal came into effect. But migrants are now using another, more dangerous path.
Serbia defeated Russia 87-79 and will take on Slovenia in the decider on Sunday.
The country has strengthened its economy since it joined the bloc in 2007, but around a quarter of its population still lives below the poverty line.
Greece sends back more refugees and migrants to Turkey in the framework of the EU-Turkey deal as tension grows in detention camps on Greek islands.
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