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21 Apr 17

Russia, Montenegro Trade Barbs Over NATO Membership

Moscow and Podgorica have exchanged sharp words over Kremlin claims that Montenegro was encouraging a 'surge in anti-Russian hysteria'.

13 Apr 17

Anti-NATO Montenegrins Put Last Hopes in Dutch

As membership of NATO looms ever closer, almost the last hopes of anti-NATO groups in Montenegro lie in persuading the Dutch people to block the process in a referendum.

12 Apr 17

Trump Campaign Chief ‘Worked for Montenegrin Independence’

Paul Manafort, who managed President Donald Trump’s election campaign, said that he was hired by Russian tycoon Oleg Deripaska to help Montenegro gain independence in a referendum in 2006.

04 Apr 17

Freedom House: Balkan States Hit by Democratic Setbacks

Balkan countries experienced democratic setbacks in 2016 because of corruption, political interference in the justice system and uncompetitive elections, said a Freedom House report.

31 Mar 17

Kosovo Serbs' Return Revives Hope for Border Deal

The return to parliament of Kosovo Serb MPs has prompted much speculation that the long-delayed controversial border deal with Montenegro may finally go to parliament.

28 Mar 17

US Senate Approves Montenegro as NATO Member

Montenegro has moved closer to becoming a NATO member after the US Senate approved the country’s admission into the military alliance.

28 Mar 17

US Senate Set to Approve Montenegro’s NATO Bid

Montenegro is moving ever closer to becoming a NATO member after the US Senate agreed hold a final vote soon on approving its accession to the military alliance.

27 Mar 17

US Senate to Vote on Montenegro's NATO Bid

Amid growing impatience in the White House over the issue, the US Senate is due to vote on Monday on whether Montenegro should become the next member of the Western alliance.

24 Mar 17

Serbia Mourns 1999 Bombing Victims; Kosovo Thanks NATO

Serbia marked the 18th anniversary of NATO bombing of Yugoslavia with a ceremony in Grdelica, where a passenger train was hit - but Kosovo officials gave thanks for the Western military intervention.

22 Mar 17

Tillerson Boosts Montenegro’s NATO Membership Hopes

Montenegro’s government is confident that NATO is closer to admitting it after Rex Tillerson urged US senators to approve the membership treaty without further delay.

22 Mar 17

Montenegro Broadcaster Names New Chief

After months of political turmoil, the country’s public broadcaster has found a new head.

21 Mar 17

Montenegro Probes Controversial Saudi Arms Sales

The special prosecution for organised crime is investigating the country’s main arms exporter over suspicions that arms it sold to Saudi Arabia have ended up elsewhere.

20 Mar 17

Balkan States Look Gloomy on World Happiness Table

The peoples of the Balkans have little to smile about according to a new ranking released in time with UN’s World happiness Day.

16 Mar 17

US Senator Accused of Blocking Montenegro’s NATO Bid

US Senator Rand Paul was accused by his Republican collegaue John McCain of working for Russian President Vladimir Putin after he objected to a treaty enabling Montenegro to join NATO.

15 Mar 17

Montenegro Denies Russian Rocker Escaped from Jail

The Montenegrin authorities denied claims by Russian heavy metal star Sergey ‘Pauk’ Troitsky that he escaped from a prison near Podgorica where he was serving six months for arson.


19 Apr 17

Russian Media Paint Dark Picture of Montenegro

As the former Russian ally moves closer to joining NATO, the Moscow media have suddenly decided the country is riddled with decay, crime and corruption.

22 Mar 17

Europe is not Going to Solve Balkan Dramas

16 Mar 17

Why Britain Won’t Shut up About Montenegro


08 Mar 17

Montenegro Coup Row Fails to Deter Russian Holidaymakers

Russian tour operators have noted a rise in interest in holidays in Montenegro compared to last year - despite a furious row over whether the Kremlin tried to organise a coup in the Balkan country.