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27 Nov 14

No Prosecutions After Montenegro Chopper Crash Probe

More than three years after a helicopter crash killed three Montenegrin military pilots, an investigation found that there were no grounds to launch any criminal prosecutions.

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26 Nov 14

Montenegro Urged to Probe Bosniak’s Torture Claims

Montenegrin watchdog MANS urged the authorities to investigate allegations by a Bosniak ex-prisoner who was convicted of libel after writing a book about his alleged torture in jail during wartime.

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25 Nov 14

Montenegro PM Criticises EU Enlargement Policy

Montenegrin Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic said that Brussels cannot expect Balkan candidates for membership to match up to EU standards immediately.

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24 Nov 14

Albanian Nationalist Demands Montenegro Territory

Politician Koco Danaj, promoter of a campaign to create a pan-Albanian state in the Balkans, told the Podgorica leadership that the proposed entity should contain part of Montenegro.

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21 Nov 14

EU Chief Reassures Montenegro on Enlargements

The EU's new Enlargement Commissioner, Johannes Hahn, welcomed Montenegro's decision to back EU policy on Ukraine - and said his visit was a reminder that the EU remained committed to an enlargement policy.

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21 Nov 14

Montenegro Earns Cash From Old Yugoslav Arms

Montenegro has earned several million euro this year from sales of obsolete Yugoslav Armyweapons and ammunition to Serbia, Albania, Kenya and the US.

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20 Nov 14

EU Enlargement Chief to Press Montenegro on Reform

The EU's new Enlargement Commissioner, Johannes Hahn, is coming to Podgorica as part of a wider Balkan tour designed to highlight the EU's continued commitment to enlargement.

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19 Nov 14

Montenegro Health Minister Quits Over Baby's Death

Health Minister Miodrag Radunovic has resigned in the wake of a row over infections in a maternity ward that claimed the life of a new-born baby.

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18 Nov 14

Regional Truth Commision One Step Closer To Establishment

The coalition of groups working to establish a fact-finding commission into the Yugoslav wars, known as RECOM, amended its statute ahead of the hoped-for formation of the commission next year.

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18 Nov 14

Greek Tycoon Buys Montenegro's 'Pobjeda' Newspaper

Greek businessman Petros Stathis is the new owner of Montenegro's oldest newspaper, Pobjeda, which has been heavily in debt and struggling to survive for years.

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18 Nov 14

Montenegro Minister Urged to Quit Over Baby's Death

Protesters have called on the Health Minister to accept responsibility for an outbreak of infections in a maternity ward, which has claimed the life of one newborn baby.

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17 Nov 14

Montenegro's Ruling Parties to Sign New Deal

Montenegro's governing DPS-SDP coalition is due to sign an agreement aimed at ending months or arguments over economics, European integration and the fight against crime.

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14 Nov 14

Montenegro MPs Demand Action on Media Hate Speech

Parliamentary Committee calls for tougher measures against media outlets that violate human rights and promote hate speech.

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13 Nov 14

Montenegrin Schools May Mark Holocaust Day

Montenegro's small Jewish community has called for schools to mark the Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Holocaust.

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10 Nov 14

Montenegro Bosniaks Demand 1924 Massacre Recognition

The Montenegrin government was urged to finally acknowledge and condemn the Royal Yugoslav Army’s killing of around 1,000 Bosniak civilians in the northern village of Sahovici.

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20 Nov 14

Montenegro Unions Call Protest Against Pay Cuts

Montenegrin trade unions plan to stage a protest on December 6 in the capital, Podgorica, against announced pay cuts in the public sector.