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16 Apr 15

NATO Victims’ Families to Sue Montenegro in Europe

The families of those killed in a NATO air strike plan further legal action after the Montenegrin supreme court rejected their bid for compensation for the deaths in 1999.

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16 Apr 15

Belgrade Paper Blic Closes Its Montenegrin Edition

The Montenegrin edition of the Serbian daily Blic published its last issue on Wednesday as dozens of employees lost their jobs due to financial problems.

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16 Apr 15

NATO Chief Praises Montenegro Reform Progress

NATO welcomed Montenegro’s military reforms and its support for the Western alliance's mission in Afghanistan - a boost for the country's hopes for a membership invitation this year.

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15 Apr 15

EU Demands Faster Reform in Montenegro

Senior officials in Brussels said that Montenegro still needs to implement major reforms which are necessary for EU accession, and particularly to improve the rule of law.

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10 Apr 15

Montenegrin Prva TV Sues Vijesti Over 'Lies'

The Podgorica-based Prva TV has announced a lawsuit against the founder of the independent daily newspaper 'Vijesti', which is accuses of running a camaign of smears.

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09 Apr 15

Russia Slates Montenegro's No-Show in Moscow

The Russian Embassy has criticized President Filip Vujanovic's decision not to attend the WW2 Victory Parade in Moscow in May, which many Western and EU leaders are boycotting.

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07 Apr 15

Montenegro Hires Orion to Push NATO Case

Montenegro has signed up the firm Orion Strategies to lobby decision-makers in the US over its stalled NATO membership bid.

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06 Apr 15

Montenegro Army Out of Date, Report Warns

Although Montenegro is close to joining NATO, the country's army relies on outdated combat equipment and lacks the money to modernize, a report says.

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03 Apr 15

Montenegro PM Blames Bureaucrats for Slowdown

Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic on Thursday said bureaucrats were responsible for slower economic growth and incomplete projects, saying he will not tolerate slack public servants.

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03 Apr 15

Montenegrin Honour For Thaci Outrages Serbs

Pro-Serbian party voices indignation, after Montenegrin town says it will make Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama and Kosovo Foreign Minister Hashim Thaci 'honorary citizens'.

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02 Apr 15

Montenegro Prosecution Probes Party Corruption Claim

The Montenegrin prosecution has launched a probe into allegations of political corruption and 'vote buying' by the junior ruling Social Democratic Party, which the party has denied.

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01 Apr 15

Boom in Private Security Causes Concern in Montenegro

Interior Ministry report voices concern over growth of private security companies undertaking services once provided by the police - often without much supervision.

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31 Mar 15

Montenegro Arrests Fans for Football Violence

Police arrested two fans suspected of throwing a flare at Russian goalkeeper during last Friday's abandoned qualifier, as football association awaits UEFA disciplinary ruling.

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29 Mar 15

Violent Football Fans Wreck Montenegro-Russia Qualifier

UEFA Sanctions on Montenegro expected after thuggish fans wreak havoc at Euro 2016 match with Russia.

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27 Mar 15

Montenegro Protests Over Croatia's Adriatic Oil Probes

Montenegro has accused Croatia of jeopardizing an earlier border agreement between the two countries by allowing oil and gas exploration in the disputed border area near Prevlaka.

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14 Apr 15

Drugs, Diamonds and Bullets: Balkan Arms Firm Linked to Criminal Investigations

The Montenegrin government sold its multimillion euro defence firm to an Israeli-Serbian consortium linked to businessmen embroiled in criminal investigations into alleged drug smuggling, money laundering and arms trafficking, BIRN can reveal.

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17 Apr 15

Montenegro Raises Petrol Price to Pay Highway Loan

The Montenegrin government is to introduce a new fuel tax in order to cut the budget deficit and pay off a huge loan it took to build a highway.