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September 6, 2017, by Deutsche Welle

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has struck down a challenge from Hungary and Slovakia over the bloc’s mandatory refugee quota policy. The ruling is a victory for Brussels, Paris […]

Dream of Europe turns deadly at Bulgaria’s border

August 29, 2017, by Deutsche Welle

The journey to Europe by a family of Iraqi refugees ended in tragedy after Bulgarian officials blocked their path. Trifa’s story illustrates the ...

Calls for calm as Serbia and Macedonia act out Balkan thriller

August 25, 2017, by Deutsche Welle

Alleged espionage, artificially created tensions and a lot of hot air are standard elements in a Balkan drama. But what the Serbian government did las ...

Balkan states sit in endless EU waiting room as Trieste summit begins

July 12, 2017, by Deutsche Welle

“The future of the Balkans is within the European Union.” European Union leaders made this declaration during the 2003 EU-Western Balkans ...

  • Pride and a fight for LGBTQ+ recognition in Greece
    June 21, 2017, by Deutsche Welle

    Greece’s LGBTQ+ community continues fighting for acceptance of sexual diversity. A sea of rainbow colors surrounding the White Tower of Thessaloniki last weekend was a good sign, with more than […]

  • Parents of EU children can receive EU residency
    May 11, 2017, by Deutsche Welle

    Non-EU citizens have a possibility to stay in the bloc if their children are EU nationals, the EU’s top court has ruled. However, parents would first need to prove that […]