Illegal and legal logging may have destroyed more than half the country’s forests since 1990, environmentalists say.
Police claim to have destroyed more than 100 tons of marijuana in the past two years.
A greater percentage of violent deaths in Albania involved guns in 2013 than in the U.S., a cause of concern highlighted in its EU country progress report.
Some 40 percent of asylum applications to Germany this year are from Western Balkans.
The Moldovan Diaries is a multimedia, interactive examination of the country's ethnic, religious, social and political identities by Paolo Paterlini and Cesare De Giglio.
This innovative approach to story telling gives voice to ordinary people and takes the reader on the virtual trip across Moldovan rural and urban landscapes.
It is a unique and intimate map of the nation.