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28 Feb 17

Planned Resort on Montenegro’s Lake Skadar Alarms MEPs

Urged by the EU and environmental watchdogs, the Montenegrin government pledged additional measures to preserve the Balkan’s largest lake, which could be threatened by a planned 'eco-resort' on its shores.

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22 Feb 17

Amnesty Report Raps Balkans Countries for Rights Abuses

Amnesty International's new global report takes Balkan countries to task mainly for disrespecting the rights of minorities, migrants and journalists.

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22 Feb 17

Montenegro on Alert Over New Cyber Attacks

The government in Podgorica has vowed to take action after a series of large-scale, sophisticated and coordinated hacker attacks on the websites of state institutions and pro-government media.

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21 Feb 17

Montenegro Coup Suspect ‘Was Russian Spy in Poland’

A Russian suspected by Montenegro of masterminding the recent alleged coup attempt was a military officer who was expelled from Poland amid an espionage scandal in 2014, a Polish diplomat told BIRN.

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21 Feb 17

Kosovo ‘Lost No Land’ in Montenegro Border Deal

An expert commission appointed to map Kosovo’s territory has concluded that it lost no territory when it signed an agreement on the demarcation of its borders with Montenegro.

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20 Feb 17

'Russian State' Behind Montenegro Coup Plot, Prosecutor Says

Montenegro's special prosecutor has accused the 'Russian state' of involvement in the alleged coup attempt last October, amid dramatic new claims of Moscow’s involvement in bid to overthrow the pro-Western government.

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19 Feb 17

UK Paper: ‘Kremlin Plotted Montenegro PM’s Death’

Sunday Telegraph says top UK officials have told it they believe the Kremlin had a direct hand in a plot to kill Milo Djukanovic and stop Montenegro from joining NATO.

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15 Feb 17

Montenegro Opposition Protests as MPs Stripped of Immunity

Opposition leaders and supporters protested in front of Montenegro’s parliament after the ruling majority stripped two MPs of their immunity from prosecution over their alleged involvement in a coup attempt.

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15 Feb 17

Montenegro Opposition to Boycott Poll Over ‘Coup’ Claims

Montenegro’s opposition has decided to boycott local elections in the country’s second city, Niksic, over an attempt to prosecute two opposition MPs suspected of involvement in an alleged coup plot.

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14 Feb 17

Balkan Cities Top European Air Pollution Chart

World Health Organisation data analysed by the Guardian newspaper showed that six of the ten most polluted cities in Europe excluding Turkey are in the Balkans - with a Macedonian town in the top spot.

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14 Feb 17

Montenegro Seeks Arrests of ‘Coup Plot’ Opposition Leaders

Lawmakers are expected to vote on Wednesday on a motion to strip two Montenegrin opposition leaders of their immunity from prosecution over their alleged involvement in a coup attempt.

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13 Feb 17

Montenegro Opposition Backs ‘Pro-Moscow’ Tycoon for Mayor

Millionaire businessman Miodrag Daka Davidovic is likely to be the pro-Russian opposition’s mayoral candidate at the upcoming local elections in Monetenegro’s second city Niksic.

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10 Feb 17

Anti-NATO Groups Demand Referendum in Montenegro

Montenegro’s pro-Russian opposition and some NGOs say NATO membership of the country must be decided in a referendum, as society remains deeply divided over the issue.

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07 Feb 17

Romanian Protests Inspire Activists Across Balkans

The echo of the huge anti-graft protests in Romania is being heard all over the Balkans, where opposition politicians and civic activists hope to capture a similar spirit of defiance.

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01 Feb 17

Bosniaks, Serbs in Montenegro to Appeal for Reconciliation

A group of Serbs and Bosniaks in Montenegro is working on a declaration of reconciliation in a bid to overcome the disputes that have caused new tensions between the two ethnic groups.

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27 Feb 17

Milivoje Katnic, Montenegro’s Tarnished Coup Investigator

The Montenegrin prosecutor may have been lauded in the foreign media for exposing a Russian-backed coup plan – but at home his reputation is being torn to shreds.

13 Feb 17

More Work for the Balkan Map Makers?

08 Feb 17

Russia Never Went Away from the Balkans

02 Feb 17

Balkan Jihadi Warriors Remain Safe on the Net

Business

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27 Dec 16

Serbian Church in Montenegro Slams Planned Dams

The Serbian Orthodox Church in Montenegro has criticized a plan to built hydropower plants on the river Moraca, claiming it could endanger an ancient monastery in the river canyon.