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18 Aug 17

Montenegrin Court Seizes Marovic’s Properties

The high court in Podgorica has seized the assets of the former president of Serbia and Montenegro, and those of his family, until an investigation into how he obtained them has ended.

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18 Aug 17

Balkan Leaders Express Sympathy Over Barcelona Attack

Balkan leaders joined those of other countries in condemning the terrorist attacks in Spain on Thursday that left at least 14 people dead and expressing their condolences to the victims.

state-dep-balkan-states-to-speed-up-restitution-of-cult-property-08-16-2017
16 Aug 17

Balkan Religious Minorities Still Feel Excluded, US Says

Religious minorities in the Balkans still struggle with a degree of discrimination and with a lack of official cooperation in regaining assets confiscated by the communist regimes, a US State Department report says. 

serbs-in-montenegro-to-join-vucic-s-survival-of-nation-initiative-08-11-2017
11 Aug 17

Montenegrin Serbs Back Vucic’s ‘Serb Survival’ Initiative

Serb political leaders in Montenegro said they will join Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic’s initiative to draft a declaration aimed at ensuring the ‘survival’ of Serb cultural identity across the former Yugoslavia.

croatia-to-revoke-disputed-import-fees-08-10-2017
10 Aug 17

Croatia to Revoke Disputed Import Fees

The Croatian government decided to revoke its decision to raise fees on imports of fruit and vegetables after being threatened with counter-measures by other countries in the region.

serbia-montenegro-ex-president-risks-losing-property-over-plea-deal-08-10-2017
10 Aug 17

Serbia and Montenegro Ex-President Risks Expropriation

Svetozar Marovic, the former president of Serbia and Montenegro, could lose millions of euros' worth of property if he does not pay a 1.1-million-euro fine after admitting involvement in corruption.

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09 Aug 17

Montenegrin Resort to Exhibit St. Leopold’s Remains

The remains of the Montenegrin-born Catholic saint will be brought to the resort town of Herceg Novi for a few days, with the authorities hoping to attract thousands of pilgrims.

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08 Aug 17

Montenegro Asked to Finance Chetnik Monument

A local official in the town of Berane has asked the Montenegrin government to pay for the construction of a monument to WWII Chetnik commander Pavle Djurisic, who was killed in 1945.

regional-countries-issue-ultimatum-over-croatia-s-tax-hike-08-07-2017
07 Aug 17

Croatia’s Neighbours Issue Ultimatum Over Import Fees

Four Balkan countries have threatened to relatiate with counter-measures if Croatia does not revoke its decision within a week to raise fees on imports of fruit and vegetables.

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07 Aug 17

Serbian Montenegrins Demand Official Language Rights

The Montenegrin Party asked Serbia’s premier to uphold ethnic Montenegrins’ constitutional rights and ensure their language is put into official use in the town of Vrbas, where many of them live.

russia-denounces-pence-s-remarks-in-montenegro-as-cold-war-mentality--08-04-2017
04 Aug 17

Russia Slams Pence’s ‘Cold War Rhetoric’ in Montenegro

Russia denounced what it called "destabilising" comments made by US Vice President Mike Pence during his visit to Montenegro and said they exposed a Cold War mentality in Washington.

us-vp-pence-slates-russia-over-alleged-coup-in-montenegro-08-02-2017
02 Aug 17

US VP Pence Slams Russia Over Montenegro 'Coup Plot'

US Vice President Mike Pence claimed that Russia wants to destabilise the Balkan region and was to blame for an alleged attempt to overthrow the Montenegrin government last year.

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02 Aug 17

US VP Pence Praises Montenegro's NATO Member Status

US Vice President Mike Pence said the future of the Western Balkans is among Western nations despite Russian attempts to exert influence in the region.

montenegro-s-parliament-gets-tough-on-mps-brawls-08-01-2017
02 Aug 17

Montenegro’s Parliament Gets Tough on MPs’ Brawls

After a series of brawls, lawmakers now face harsher fines for misbehaviour in parliament, but opposition parties argued that the new punishments are intended to intimidate them.

us-vice-president-to-visit-montenegro-amid-russian-threats--07-31-2017
01 Aug 17

US Vice President’s Visit to Bolster Pro-Western Montenegro

The Montenegrin capital is expected to see tight security measures on Tuesday and Wednesday during the first-ever visit by a US Vice President, intended to reaffirm Washington’s commitment to the Balkans.

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balkan-jihadis-return-disillusioned-with-isis-caliphate--08-10-2017
11 Aug 17

Balkan Jihadis Return, Disillusioned with ISIS ‘Caliphate’

Some jihadis from the Balkans who travelled to the Syrian conflict zone to support Islamic State told BIRN that they returned home because they became disenchanted with the brutality, poverty and oppression.

10 Aug 17

Balkan Parents Dream of Finnish Baby Boxes

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07 Aug 17

Russians Own Every Third Foreign Company in Montenegro

Although Podgorica’s relations with Moscow hit a new low this year when Montenegro joined NATO, almost every third foreign-run company in the tiny Adriatic country is still owned by Russians.

02 Aug 17

Croatia's Raised Import Tax Angers Neighbours

15 May 17

Romania Worst Hit in Balkans by Cyber-Attack