Twenty-nine ethnic Albanians pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to charges relating to a deadly day-long gun battle with police in May last year.
Rallies against Muslim immigrants over the weekend put more pressure on national governments to appease the far right.
Tighter controls along the migrant route to Germany via Turkey are forcing would-be asylum seekers into desperate measures.
The flow of migrants through Greece remains high despite winter conditions.
Macedonia remains in limbo as opposition leader rejects agreed date for snap poll, claiming the government is blocking electoral reforms.
Expedient thaw in relations could lead to deal with Greece on a new name and open the way to EU and NATO membership.
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.