As EU states look to stem incoming migrant flows, aspiring EU member Bosnia is caught in the middle, with thousands of immigrants stuck in the impoverished Balkan country.
Turkey's EU accession talks have come to a "standstill" as the country moves further away from the bloc, with little prospect of change in the near future, EU ministers have said.
The EU has agreed to open negotiations with Albania and the ex-Yugoslav republic of Macedonia on the countries joining the bloc starting in June next year, provided certain conditions are met.
Greece and Macedonia sign a preliminary agreement to rename the small Balkan nation the Republic of North Macedonia, taking a step towards ending a row that has rumbled on since 1991.
A proposed deal to resolve a 27-year name row with Macedonia kicks up a storm in Greece, with the government under fire over a compromise the opposition has rejected as a "national retreat".
Spain is not the only EU country that does not recognize Kosovo's independence - Greece, Cyprus, Slovakia and Romania also non-recognizers, however, their leaders will still attend the summit.