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    1. Fast FT

      January 6, 2016

      Refugee arrivals in Germany reaches record 1.1m

      A record 1.1m refugees were registered on arrival in Germany last year, the highest number ever recorded, according to...

    2. December 23, 2015

      Germany cracks down on Balkan migrants as it welcomes Syrians

      Shaban Khema, an IT manager from Kosovo, wants just one thing this festive season: to be able to stay in Germany. But...

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    1. Serbia

      Serbia has plenty of pressing domestic concerns - including the state of its finances ...
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    1. FT Photo Diary

      November 30, 2015

      Tears in Kosovo's parliament

      Opposition lawmakers throw tear gas during a session of Kosovo’s parliament in Pristina, Kosovo, on Monday. Opposition...

    2. November 24, 2015

      Serbia gears up for struggle to see migrants through winter

      The line of people stretched half a mile towards the Presevo hills: 5,000 asylum-seekers, stuck in the far south of...

    3. September 17, 2015

      Angela Merkel looks to past for lessons on integrating migrants

      When it comes to managing Germany’s huge refugee surge, Angela Merkel has pledged to learn from past immigration waves....

    4. The World

      September 3, 2015

      Refugees or migrants - what's in a word?

      Yesterday a colleague asked me what I’m planning to write my next column about – “The migrant crisis”, I said. “Why...

    5. FT Photo Diary

      June 12, 2015

      Thinking of You

      Women look at an art installation of dresses, named “Thinking of You” by Kosovo-born, London-based artist Alketa...

    6. May 13, 2015

      Balkan turmoil raises Europe’s second Eastern Question

      Like the great powers of the 19th and early 20th centuries, the EU faces an Eastern Question. Political and ethnic...

    7. March 26, 2015

      Economic desperation forces Kosovars to flee

      Valmir spent three days wading through rivers, crawling through undergrowth and evading border guards before he reached...

    8. February 25, 2015

      Wave of Kosovan migration sparks unease in European capitals

      It took seven years after Kosovo declared its independence from Serbia for Besim Aaliti to conclude that Europe’s...

    9. FT Data

      December 19, 2014

      Video feature: Refugees in America

      Parkview Gardens, a short subway ride from the White House, is an unlikely home of the free and the brave. Half of the...

    10. December 12, 2014

      Coming soon: The refugees’ tale

      Ten thousand refugees resettle in America every year — to lives filled with unexpected challenges and difficulties....

    11. beyondbrics

      December 10, 2014

      Kosovo’s new government: in with the old, in with the new

      Six months and a day after Kosovo’s general election, the country finally has a government. But it is a government of...

    12. beyondbrics

      October 21, 2014

      Serbian Albanian détente postponed, not cancelled, after footballing farce

      The last time an Albanian prime minister visited Belgrade, the Iron Curtain was just descending across Europe, rock and...

    13. October 15, 2014

      Serbia rolls out red carpet for Putin with military parade

      Serbia will on Thursday roll out the red carpet for Russian president Vladimir Putin, greeting him with its first...

    14. beyondbrics

      October 10, 2014

      Guest post: Montenegro is proving its commitment to Euro-Atlantic values

      By Milo Đukanović, president of the Government of Montenegro Although Montenegro is one of the smallest of the Balkan...

    15. FT Alphaville

      September 9, 2014

      Equities, ex-UK

      After reading John McDermott (formerly of these pixels) on the latest independence vote poll numbers and why he...

    16. July 14, 2014

      ‘Scotsie 100’ undone by dire performance of banks

      Investors who put money into Scottish shares 60 years ago would have made only half as much as those who bought stock...

    17. beyondbrics

      April 8, 2014

      Guest post: don't rationalise the aggressor

      By Danylo Lubkivsky, deputy foreign minister of Ukraine Putin’s aggression against Ukraine had the same effect on the...

    18. FT Photo Diary

      March 25, 2014

      Kosovo Albanian massacre victims laid to rest

      Valdrin Xhemaj/EPA Relatives carry coffins containing the remains of 46 Kosovo Albanians killed by Serb Security forces...

    19. March 16, 2014

      Crimea poll proves there are no hard and fast rules on self-rule

      Blame Woodrow Wilson. Popular myth has it that the US president let the genie out of the bottle in his famous 14 points...

    20. March 10, 2014

      Survey points to Vucic triumph in Serbia parliamentary elections

      Aleksandar Vucic is expected to lead his conservative Progressive party to victory in Serbia’s parliamentary elections...

    21. March 9, 2014

      Serbia deserves its EU dream

      Viewed from the Balkans, the revolution in Ukraine and Russia’s military intervention are a vivid reminder of how...

    22. beyondbrics

      February 25, 2014

      Serbia's PM promises much but obstacles loom

      Serbia could privatise up to 100 state-owned companies and enact wide-ranging reform of the business environment if the...

    23. February 14, 2014

      The floods will test whether you sink or swim, Mr Cameron

      Despite the media addiction to the word “crisis”, real crises for government are exceptionally rare. In the decade I...

    24. beyondbrics

      January 17, 2014

      Serbia downgraded as election fever mounts

      Recovering growth, a new settlement on Kosovo, real progress with the European Union, generous funding packages from...

    25. beyondbrics

      December 18, 2013

      Serbia: EU membership - the hard work starts here

      Just over a decade ago, in the wake of the bloody Yugolsav Wars, Serbia was regarded as a pariah by many European...

    26. December 17, 2013

      EU to start membership talks with Serbia in January

      EU ministers on Tuesday agreed formally to begin membership talks with Serbia in January at the start of what is...

    27. FT Photo Diary

      December 16, 2013

      Dog day in Kosovo

      Armend Nimani/AFP A dog is chained to a fence at a Roma camp in the Serb-majority town of Leposavic in northern Kosovo...

    28. December 11, 2013

      Ukraine and Iran vindicate Ashton’s deft diplomacy

      The best people in Ukraine – the ones who want a decent country, less corrupt, more open – are on the streets again,...

    29. The A-List

      November 21, 2013

      It will take more than a football match for Hollande to raise his game

      François Hollande took a big risk on Tuesday night. The French president turned up incognito, with only a small company...

    30. beyondbrics

      November 4, 2013

      Kosovo election violence a setback for EU plans

      Masked men storming polling stations, assaulting officials and voters and throwing gas bombs; ballot boxes...

    31. October 31, 2013

      Serbia champions new pro-European strongman

      Before he popped up this month with a warning that Serbia was close to bankruptcy but pledging to bring in billions of...

    32. October 28, 2013

      Serbia’s new leaders set sights on EU membership

      Since Yugoslavia started to unravel more than two decades ago, Serbia has spent much of the time in a turbulent search...

    33. October 22, 2013

      L’affaire Dibrani

      French authorities may have followed the letter of the law when they deported Leonarda Dibrani and her family to Kosovo...

    34. October 21, 2013

      François Hollande’s authority dealt blow by Leonarda decision

      The unlikely figure of a 15-year-old Roma girl called Leonarda Dibrani with a bad record of school attendance has...

    35. October 20, 2013

      François Hollande under further fire over deportation of teenager

      French President François Hollande’s attempt to calm a bitter controversy over illegal immigration has instead...

    36. October 19, 2013

      François Hollande offers Roma girl return in bid to defuse deportation row

      President François Hollande has stepped into an angry dispute over the deportation of an immigrant teenager that has...

    37. October 18, 2013

      Deportation of Roma teenager divides France’s socialists

      Days after the far-right National Front sent a shudder through France’s political establishment by decisively winning a...

    38. beyondbrics

      October 18, 2013

      Serbia: feeling bold. A bit too bold?

      A landmark deal with Kosovo, a $3bn loan package from a new Emirati ally, a high-profile anti-corruption drive: Serbia...

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