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31 Aug 16

Kosovo Urged to Send Border Deal to Arbitration

Haki Abazi, from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, believes the best solution to the Kosovo- Montenegro border demarcation issue could lie in international arbitration.

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31 Aug 16

Montenegro Minister Accuses Police of 'Coup Attempt'

In the latest dispute between the opposition interior minister and the police, the minister has accused of the police chief of concealing information from him and of an 'attempted coup'.

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30 Aug 16

Montenegro Mulls Sending More Police to Kosovo Border

Montenegro does not expect clashes as Kosovo prepares to vote on a controversial border demarcation agreement between the two countries, but police are ready to tighten up security if needed.

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18 Aug 16

Montenegro Could Admit 'Greater Albania' Campaigner

Unlike Greece and Serbia, Montenegro could allow controversial historian Tahir Veliu to enter the country to promote his book about his project to create a 'Greater Albania'.

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16 Aug 16

Albanian Nationalist Plans to Speak in Montenegro

Albanian nationalist Tahir Veliu announced plans to visit Montenegro later this week to promote his call for a pan-Albanian state across the Balkans after being barred from speaking in Greece and Serbia.

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12 Aug 16

Montenegro Defends Saudi Arabia Arms Sales

The government in Podgorica is on the defensive regarding its controversial decision to approve export permits for a 2.7-million-euro arms deal with Saudi Arabia.

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10 Aug 16

Kosovo Sets September Date For Border Deal Vote

Kosovo's parliament has scheduled a vote on the controversial border deal with Montenegro for September, while opposition MPs again used tear gas to try to stop the agreement being put on the agenda.

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10 Aug 16

Montenegro Officials Robbed at Gunpoint in Rio

Montenegro's Olympic Committee says an Olympic official, a diplomat and two others were hijacked and robbed at gunpoint in Rio de Janeiro.

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09 Aug 16

BIRN Investigation Fuels Arms Export Debate in Germany

Following an investigation that showed how Central and Eastern European weapons are flooding Syria's battlefields, the opposition in Germany has again questioned Berlin’s role in the Middle East arms trade.

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06 Aug 16

Serbia’s Jeremic Second in Poll for UN Top Job

While Portugal’s Antonio Guterres maintained his lead on Friday in the race to become UN Secretary General, Serbia's Vuk Jeremic came second.

eu-we-re-tracking-balkan-arms-flow-to-syria-08-04-2016
05 Aug 16

EU 'Tracking' Balkan Arms Flow Revealed by BIRN

The EU’s diplomatic service said it was looking into the findings of a BIRN and OCCRP investigation that showed how Central and Eastern European weapons are flooding Syria's battlefields.

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04 Aug 16

Croatia's Pusic Quits UN Race Before Friday's Vote

The UN Security Council is set for second straw poll for the next Secretary General, as Croatia's Vesna Pusic quits, reducing the number of Balkan candidates to six.

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04 Aug 16

Montenegro Arrests Kosovo War Murder Suspect

Police have arrested a Montenegrin citizen suspected of involvement in the killing of at least six ethnic Albanians in a Kosovo village in 1999 while he was serving with the Yugoslav Army.

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04 Aug 16

Kosovo Govt Backs Border Deal with Montenegro

Kosovo's government has adopted the controversial draft law on border demarcation with Montenegro, but the law will not come into force until two-thirds of MPs back it in parliament.

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02 Aug 16

Montenegro Ministers Mull Quitting Over Power Deal

Disagreements over a new contract with Italy’s A2A for the management of the state power company could lead to opposition ministers resigning from the cabinet.

Premium

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22 Aug 16

Western Failures Give New Life to Old Balkan Ghosts

The EU and US’s failure to better defend democracy and human rights in Turkey, where a government crackdown on opponents is continuing, sends a dangerous message to Balkan political elites.

04 Aug 16

Clinton-Trump Battle Reopens Old Balkan Wounds

03 Aug 16

Hopes Run High For Balkan Nations in Rio

26 Jul 16

The Balkans and the Outskirts of Europe

Business

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18 Aug 16

Russians Dominate Foreign Ownership of Montenegrin Companies

Despite Montenegro’s cooling relations with Moscow, every third foreign-run company in the tiny Adriatic country is owned by Russians, the state statistical agency said.