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29 Oct 14

Balkans Do Better in 'Doing Business' Report

Most Balkan states have improved their positions in the World Bank's latest “Doing Business” report - some much more than others.

22 Oct 14

Rise on Jobless Rate Worries Montenegro

The number of unemployed in Monenegro has risen for the sixth month in a row - although the jobles rate remains low by regional standards.

14 Oct 14

Montenegro Orders Cut in High Internet Prices

Starting from November 1, Montenegro will no longer have the most expensive internet service in Europe, after the regulatory agency ordered the main provider to slash prices.

09 Oct 14

IMF Downgrades Montenegro’s Growth Forecast

The IMF has revised its forecast of Montenegros’s economic growth downwards from 2.8 per cent anticipated in April to 2.3 per cent.

29 Sep 14

Balkan States to Cut Mobile Roaming Charges

Following the EU's example, regulators in four Balkan countries have finally agreed to reduce mobile phone roaming charges, which are much higher than in western Europe.

22 Sep 14

Montenegro to Put Arms Exporter up For Sale

Montenegro has decided to sell off its state-owned arms exporter and a manufacturer of explosives, in the hope of bringing in strategic partners that will update the companies.

11 Sep 14

Montenegro Bank Urges Tourist Industry to Cut Prices

Central Bank warns that Montenegro is becoming too expensive - as tourist organizations blame infrastructure problems and pricey airline tickets for this year's expected disappointing figures.

09 Sep 14

Montenegro Seeks Foreign Investments in Middle East

Hoping to attract businesses from Middle Eastern countries in a bid to address a downturn in Russian investments, Montenegro will open an office in the Jordanian capital Amman.

03 Sep 14

Balkan Economic Competitiveness Makes Uneven Progress

The latest World Economic Forum report on global competitiveness ranks Bulgaria as the best in the Balkans and Albania as the worst, just behind Serbia.

01 Sep 14

Sky-High Roaming Charges to Go in Balkans

Regulatory agencies in the Balkans have finally agreed to phase out mobile phone roaming charges, which are much higher than those in Western Europe.

28 Aug 14

Balkan Leaders in Berlin Pledge to Work Together

Balkan economy and finance ministers meeting in Berlin have agreed that their countries must jointly resolve economic issues that trouble the region.

28 Aug 14

Luxury Hotel Adds to Montenegrin Marina's Lustre

The Canadian-owned yacht marina, Porto Montenegro, has received a further boost with the opening of a new luxury hotel - the Regent.

28 Aug 14

Qatar Scraps Luxury Resort Plan in Montenegro

A Qatari company has pulled out of deal worth 350 million euro to build a luxry resort nesr Tivat, dealing a blow to the Montenegrin government's investment plans.

27 Aug 14

Montenegro Mulls Writing Off Debts of Poor

Following the example of Macedonia, Montenegro is considering writing off the debts of its poorest citizens - though some critics dismiss the plan as blatant populism.

04 Aug 14

Hypo Alpe Adria Bank Faces Trial in Montenegro

The trial of the bank is to start next week in Montenegro after it refused to convert the loans of clients taken out in Swiss francs to euro.


12 Aug 14

Montenegro Pins Tourism Hopes on August Surge

Tourist chiefs and hoteliers hope an extra-busy August and September will save a poor tourism year – but some say the emphasis on packing in the numbers is wrong.

Politics and Society

31 Oct 14

Montenegro Police Brace for Second Gay Pride

Podgorica's second Gay Pride parade, planned for October, will be go ahead on November 2 amid tight security in the capital.

Culture and Lifestyle

montenegro-to-host-mclaren-f1-anniversary-race 15 Sep 14

Montenegro to Host McLaren F1 Anniversary Race

In another bid to promote investment and tourism in the country, Montenegro plans to organize promotional Formula 1 races in the country.