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24 Oct 14

Brussels to Monitor Balkan Economies Each Year

Balkan countries pledged to send their annual economic plans to the EU at a conference in Belgrade - which also marked the first time that the Serbian capital hosted Kosovo officials.

24 Oct 14

Montenegro Says No to Marijuana as Medicine

Montenegrin ministers have refused to back an initiative to legalize marijuana for medical purposes, saying any such decision requires further medical and legal analysis.

23 Oct 14

Greek Tycoon Saves Montenegro's Oldest Paper

Petros Stathis will most likely be the new owner of Montenegro's oldest newspaper Pobjeda, which has been heavily in debt and struggling to survive for years.

21 Oct 14

Montenegro, Albania, Kosovo to Sign Border Deal

Montenegro, Kosovo and Albania are preparing to sign a trilateral agreement that will mark 'the meeting point of the three borders'.

21 Oct 14

Fugitive Montenegrin Drugs Baron Arrested

Suspected Montenegrin drug king pin Safet Kalic has been arrested in Austria, after more than three years on the run.

20 Oct 14

Montenegrin Serbs Allege Language Discrimination

Serb organisations in Montenegro urged the authorities to end what they said was discrimination against the Serbian language in the country.

17 Oct 14

Montenegro Daily Seeks Compensation for 'Lies'

The founders of the Montenegro's independent daily, Vijesti, have filed a lawsuit against the pro-government TV Pink Montenegro and state-owned Pobjeda newspaper, seeking 660,000 euros in compensation for what it calls a camaign of smears against it.

16 Oct 14

Montenegrin and Albanian Pupils Clash at School

The violence at this week’s Serbia-Albania football match sparked an ethnically-charged fight between Albanians and Montenegrins at a school in Podgorica.

15 Oct 14

Serbia Blames Albanian PM's Brother for Football Chaos

The office of Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic has accused the brother of Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama of causing chaos at a football match in Belgrade.

14 Oct 14

Montenegro Needs Younger Army, Report Says

Defence Ministry report says Montenegro's military does not meet NATO standard in terms of the size and age structure of soldiers.

13 Oct 14

Montenegro's Rival Orthodox Churches in Land Dispute

The dispute between the Serbian Orthodox Church and its Montenegrin rival, each claining rights to church land, has flared up again over a lucrative deal to lease a coastal territory.

13 Oct 14

Violent Clashes Erupt at Montenegro Refugee Camp

At least 20 people were arrested after a fight broke out between refugees from Kosovo and Bosnia and shots were fired at Montenegro’s largest refugee camp in the capital.

13 Oct 14

Turkish Army to Train Montenegrin Troops

Montenegro has hailed a military deal with Turkey which will mean soldiers from the small Balkan country getting extra training at top Turkish military academies. 

09 Oct 14

EU Raps Balkans Over War Crimes Prosecutions

The latest EU progress report said that Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro and Serbia are still making unacceptably slow progress in prosecuting war crimes.

08 Oct 14

EU Commission Charts Uneven Progress in Balkans

Most Balkan countries have made some progress on their EU path, but key areas of concern remain organised crime, corruption, the rule of law, the courts, politicized state administrations - and giving a free media room to breathe.


22 Oct 14

Rise on Jobless Rate Worries Montenegro

The number of unemployed in Monenegro has risen for the sixth month in a row - although the jobles rate remains low by regional standards.