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06 Jul 15

Balkan States Weigh Impact of Greece’s ‘No’

Officials in the Balkans are weighing up the potential impact of the Greek referendum result on their countries amid warnings that a deepening of the crisis could damage economies in the region.

01 Jul 15

Montenegro Eyes Tourist Boom From Greek Crisis

Montenegrin Central Bank says Greek financial crisis will not significantly affect Montenegro's economy- and may even may bring more tourists to the country this summer.

29 Jun 15

Montenegro Hopes for More Chinese Tourists

After a drastic decline in Russian tourists in 2014, Montenegro is turning to other eastern markets to compensate the loss, with the government hoping for an influx of Chinese holidaymakers.

26 Jun 15

Montenegro Court Blocks Deal to Cut Roaming Charges

An agreement on reducing roaming charges between Serbia, Bosnia, Montenegro and Macedonia could fail after a Montenegrin court called it 'unacceptable' for the country.

24 Jun 15

Montenegro Revives Plan to Sell Passports to Investors

Ministry says foreigners will be able to obtain citizenship in return for directly investing in the undeveloped north of the country - although when the offer will begin remains unclear

23 Jun 15

Bankrupt Mine Workers Block Roads in Montenegro

While the government seeks a buyer for the bankrupt Bauxite Mines company in Niksic, miners have blocked roads in protest over their unpaid wages.

08 Jun 15

Montenegro Expects 2.5 Billion Euro Tourism Boost

The government said it expects at least 2.5 billion euro of foreign investment in tourism over the next five years, mainly in large projects on the coast.

08 Jun 15

Montenegro Earns More From Arms Exports

The latest report on the arms trade in Montenegro prepared by a government ministry notes that the value of exports rose significantly in recent years.

05 Jun 15

Abu Dhabi Fund Loans Cash to Montenegrin Farming

Montenegro plans to expand its agricultural exports and create new jobs in the sector, using a loan of 50 million US dollars from the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development.

01 Jun 15

Montenegrin Capital Struggles to Lure Tourists

Montenegro's capital city aims to attract more foreign visitors, as most tourists currently just pass through Podgorica on their way to coastal resorst or ski centres in the north.

26 May 15

Montenegro Firms Spy Business Opportunities in NATO

A conference on business opportunities in NATO heard that military, food and tourism industries all stand to benefit after 25 local companies were awarded a prized certificate.  

25 May 15

Montenegro’s High Interest Rates ‘Could Cause Recession’

The Montenegrin Central Bank has warned that high interest rates could threaten the country's economic growth and push it closer to a recession.

20 May 15

Montenegro Work Permit Limit Worries Foreign Firms

The largest business association in Montenegro says newly adopted curbs on the employment of foreigners could deter international companies from operating in the country.

13 May 15

Montenegro Airlines Falls Deeper into the Red

Montenegro's national carrier recorded a loss of over 9 million euro in 2104, making it the region's least profitable airline.

12 May 15

Montenegro Debt Level Hits New Record

Montenegro's government debt has reached a new peak over the past 12 months, rising by 25 per cent to almost 70 per cent of GDP - following regular hikes in public spending.


11 Jan 18

China’s Stealthy Advance in Balkans Should Worry EU

While Europe focuses on the threat of Russian penetration in Eastern Europe, it is neglecting the subtler dangers than come from China’s growing influence in the region.

19 Oct 17

EU Mulls Lower Roaming Charges for Balkans

29 Sep 16

World Bank Upbeat About Western Balkans

25 Jun 15

Balkan Economies Brace for Impact of Grexit

12 Aug 14

Montenegro Pins Tourism Hopes on August Surge

Politics and Society

22 Jan 18

Europe’s New Balkan Strategy Gets Dynamics All Wrong

The Commission’s new enlargement strategy for the Balkans is ambitious - but fundamentally misreads the serious nature of the challenges to democracy in the region.

17 Jan 18

How Rich Are the Balkans’ Top Politicians?

Culture and Lifestyle

gallery-new-year-s-eve-the-balkan-way-12-29-2017 01 Jan 18

Gallery: New Year’s Eve, the Balkan Way

New Year’s Eve was celebrated in true Balkan style across the region, with cities from Zagreb to Tirana putting on extravagant firework displays and open-air events, which saw regional and international stars performing to the swathes of jubilant crowds that came out to mark the beginning of 2018.

27 Dec 17

Balkan Cities to Party Their Way Into 2018

01 Aug 17

Best Balkan Films to Watch This Summer