If Russia wants to force Europe’s attention away from Ukraine, it could make trouble in the Balkans.
German diplomats worry Russia is levering its influence in Bosnia and Herzegovina as well as Serbia.
The German leader calls for speedy progress in the accession of former Yugoslav states.
Boyko Borisov says construction of the Russian pipeline will only go ahead if it complies with EU law.
If Bulgaria pulls out of South Stream, Russia’s design to bypass Ukraine in its gas deliveries to Europe will be jeopardized.
The Black Sea pipeline could fall victim to European efforts to reduce their dependence on Russian gas.
Former Yugoslavian states’ troubled history will likely prevent stronger security relations.
The ruling socialist party’s Filip Vujanović promises a “European” Montenegro.
Nationalists and Socialists form a coalition government in Serbia headed by former Milošević allies.
The nationalist leader made his first foreign trip as president to Moscow.