EU restates Balkans pledge, warns of Russia

European leaders reaffirmed their support for Western Balkan states joining the EU during a summit held in Italy on Wednesday. But the accession process is not going smoothly, with ethnic tensions bubbling and Russia sowing division in the region while the EU is...

US approves proposed Patriot sale to Romania

The U.S. State Department approved the proposed sale of seven Patriot air defense systems to Romania in a deal that could cost $3.9 billion, Balkan Insight reports. The U.S. Congress and the Romanian parliament must still approve the deal. Romania is currently in the...