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26 May 16

Popovic Link to Summit Sparks Protest in Montenegro

Montenegrin women's rights groups protested against a women's summit, which started in the capital, Podgorica, alleging that the controversial Serbian figure Vladimir Beba Popovic has organised it.

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25 May 16

Tito’s Admirers Celebrate His Birthday Across Ex-Yugoslavia

Thirty-six years after the death of Josip Broz Tito, his nostalgic admirers in many of the former Yugoslav states still commemorate his birthday despite criticism of his undemocratic regime.

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24 May 16

European Commission Probes Media Freedom in Montenegro

The European Commission has set up an independent expert mission to address media freedom issues in the country, focusing on control of the public broadcaster RTCG.

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19 May 16

Montenegro Parliament Approves Cabinet Reshuffle

Prime Minister Djukanovic has won MPs' approval for his reshuffle, which followed splits in the ruling coalition and an election deal with the opposition - and he also ousted the speaker.

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19 May 16

NATO to Sign Accession Protocol with Montenegro

NATO officials on Thursday will sign an accession protocol with Montenegro marking the final stage of the country's path to full membership of the alliance.

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17 May 16

Montenegro’s Ex-President Marovic Faces Jail for Corruption

The ex-president of the now-defunct state of Serbia and Montenegro, Svetozar Marovic, will serve almost four years in prison after admitting guilt in the high-profile graft case.

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16 May 16

Montenegro Prime Minister Boycotts Own Reshuffle

Montenegrin Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic refused to address parliament and propose a new cabinet on Monday after opposition MPs insulted him in the chamber last Friday.

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13 May 16

Adriatic-Ionian Regional Strategy Launched in Dubrovnik

EU members Greece, Italy, Croatia and Slovenia and non-EU states Serbia, Albania, Montenegro and Bosnia have agreed to work together on a joint development strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian Region. 

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10 May 16

Balkan Offshore Businesses Named in Panama Database

Scores of people from the Balkans including tycoons, an ex-ambassador, politicians, a banker and some convicted fraudsters appear in a newly-released database of users of offshore tax havens.

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06 May 16

Montenegro Hires US Lobbyists to Push NATO Case

Although Montenegro has been invited to join NATO, the government signed a new contract with a Washington-based firm to lobby for its membership to avoid any potential obstacles during ratification.

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03 May 16

Djukanovic to Reshuffle Cabinet in Montenegro

The veteran Prime Minister is about to resuffle his cabinet and gave five ministries to his opponents, as he is obliged to by an election deal agreed with five opposition parties.

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29 Apr 16

Montenegro President Accused of Abusing Pardons

Rights organizations have spotted a dramatic spike in the number of pardons issued by Montenegrin President Filip Vujanovic every time general elections are scheduled - and some have demanded his resignation.

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27 Apr 16

Balkan Press Liberty Declining, Freedom House Says

Freedom House report says media freedom in the Balkan region is in decline - with the fast decline noted in Serbia and Macedonia.

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26 Apr 16

Montenegro MPs to Grill Anti-Corruption Chief

Parliament in Montenegro has summoned the head of the anti-corruption agency to answer claims that lack of professionalism and political pressure on the agency are delaying its work.

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25 Apr 16

Serbian Election Result Creates Few Waves in Region

Apart from an argument in Kosovo about whether Serbia's elections should have taken place on its territory, the election and the victory of the governing Progressive Party have not excited much interest in the Balkans, as the outcome was widely anticipated.

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28 Apr 16

Montenegro Grants Citizenship to “Office Manager” of Abu Dhabi Sheikh

Montenegro’s government handed honorary citizenship in 2014 to a Libyan-born “office manager” and his wife in what appears to have been an as yet unsuccessful attempt to lure investment from an Abu Dhabi sheikh, Balkan Investigative Reporting Network can reveal.

25 Mar 16

Montenegro Security Services on ISIS Alert

07 Mar 16

Montenegro Square in Line for Fourth Name

04 Mar 16

Balkans Brace for Migrant Crisis Shifts

Business

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05 May 16

Canadian Tycoon Sells Montenegrin Superyacht Marina

In an unexpected move, Canadian billionaire Peter Munk is selling his stake in the Porto Montenegro resort to the state investment fund of Dubai.

22 Apr 16

Montenegro Turns Naval Base into Luxury Resort

07 Apr 16

Banks Highlight Risks to Montenegro's Economy