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23 May 17

Balkan Leaders Offer Condolences After Manchester Attack

Balkan leaders have condemned the bombing in Manchester, which left 22 people dead and 59 injured. 

23 May 17

Montenegro Activists to Mark Wartime Refugee Deportation

On the 25th anniversary of the deportation of Bosniak refugees - who were later killed - activists again urged the authorities to punish the perpatrators and build a memorial to the victims.

18 May 17

Monument of Duke Petrovic Sparks Row in Montenegro

The capital’s plan to honour Duke Mirko Petrovic, father of the last Montenegrin king Nikola, is provoking Serbs in the country and adding new fuel to old fires.

15 May 17

Romania Worst Hit in Balkans by Cyber-Attack

Romania was the Balkan country worst affected by last Friday's global cyber-attack, while Bulgaria reported that one unnamed public institution was affected.

12 May 17

Pilgrims Flock to Ostrog, Montenegro's Healing Shrine

Thousands of believers are joining the annual pilgrimage to Ostrog, a monastery perched high up on a mountain in Montenegro, where people come from far and wide to be cured of illnesses as well as to pray.

11 May 17

Opposition Urges Montenegro to Revoke Kosovo Recognition

Opposition leader urges Montenegro's government to  withdraw recognition of Kosovo's independence after Pristina again failed to ratify a long-awaited border agreement.

11 May 17

Campaign for Balkan Truth Commission Relaunches

A coalition of NGOs advocating the establishment of the RECOM regional truth commission to establish the facts about the 1990s wars is relaunching its campaign across the Balkans.

04 May 17

Trial Due to Open Over Montenegro Coup Plot

The trial of two Montenerin opposition leaders and 12 others over an alleged coup attempt may start this week, if and when the court confirms the charges.

28 Apr 17

Montenegro MPs Back NATO Treaty Despite Protests

Eleven years after it gained independence, Montenegrin MPs voted to join the Western military alliance - much to the outrage of the large Serbian community in the country may of whose members demonstrated outside the assembly.

28 Apr 17

Montenegro MPs Gather For Historic NATO Vote

Opposition and anti-NATO groups in Montenegro have announced mass protests on Friday, when parliament is due to meet in the old royal capital to ratify the membership protocol.

26 Apr 17

Balkan States Suffer Decline in Media Freedom

Reporters Without Borders' latest World Press Freedom Index says media freedoms are diminishing in several Balkan countries, with Croatia and Serbia registering the worst declines over the past year.

26 Apr 17

Montenegrin Court to Rule on Marovic's Jail Term

A court must decide whether the former president of Serbia and Montenegro, Svetozar Marovic, can stay Belgrade while receiving medical treatment, or return home to serve his jail term.

25 Apr 17

Montenegro’s Capital Sues Priests for Market ‘Break-In’

To avoid directly targeting the influential Serbian Orthodox Church in Montenegro, Podgorica’s mayor filed a criminal complaint against unknown perpetrators, who were “dressed like priests”, for holding a mass on disputed property.

25 Apr 17

Balkan States Rapped over Holocaust Property Restitution

Bosnia and Herzegovina has failed to comply with an international declaration on the restitution of property seized during WWII, while other Balkan countries have not honoured their commitments in full.

24 Apr 17

Montenegro to Try Kosovo War Murder Suspect

An ex-soldier accused of involvement in the killing of Kosovo Albanians in 1999 while he was serving with the Yugoslav Army will start next month - the first war crimes trial in Montenegro in years.


17 May 17

‘Comic Coup’ Only Helped Montenegro PM, Mandic Says

One of the opposition leaders accused of being involved in last year’s alleged plot tells BIRN that the charges against him are politically motivated and casts doubts on the prosecution’s independence.

08 May 17

Balkan Rulers Who Just Won’t Say Goodbye

05 May 17

EU Watches Idly As Balkans Slides Into Chaos

19 Apr 17

Russian Media Paint Dark Picture of Montenegro


15 May 17

Romania Worst Hit in Balkans by Cyber-Attack

Romania was the Balkan country worst affected by last Friday's global cyber-attack, while Bulgaria reported that one unnamed public institution was affected.