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19 Jan 18

Montenegro Calls Presidential Elections For April

The speaker of the Montenegrin Parliament, Ivan Brajovic, has set a date for the next presidential elections on April 15.

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18 Jan 18

Kosovo Leads World in Cheering for Trump, Poll Shows

While support for US leadership has slumped in most parts of the world, the latest Gallup poll shows that Kosovars and Albanians remain America's most steadfast fans.

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16 Jan 18

Freedom House Report Notes Serbia's Downward Trend

A new report from the US rights watchdog says lack of media freedom, corruption, and weak institutions remain issues throughout the Balkans – but singles out Serbia's growing authoritarianism as a matter of concern.

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15 Jan 18

Religion Remains Powerful in Balkans, Survey Shows

People in the Balkans remain far more religious than those in Central and Western Europe, a survey suggests.

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11 Jan 18

US Democrats Accuse Russia of 'Targeting' Balkans

New Congressional report claims Russia is aggressively targeting countries in Central and Eastern Europe that want to join the EU and NATO – and urges the US to re-engage with the region.

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03 Jan 18

Montenegrin Gangs Blamed for Killing in Serbia

The killing of a reported member of a Montenegrin organised crime gang in Belgrade shows that Serbia is allowing its capital to become a 'safe house' for warring clans, one analyst says.

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01 Jan 18

More Political Antics Predicted in Balkans in 2018

Journalists expect more of the same old antics when it comes to the deeds, words (and songs) of Balkan politicians next year.

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27 Dec 17

Montenegrin NGOs to Rally in Defence of Broadcaster

NGOs have called for a protest in defence of the state-funded broadcaster RTCG, which has come under fire from the ruling party for working recently in a less partisan fashion.

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14 Dec 17

Montenegro Activists to Protest Trump's Jerusalem Move

Human rights activists are staging a protest in Podgorica on Friday against US President Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

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13 Dec 17

Montenegro Opposition's Parliament Boycott Starts to Fray

After boycotting parliament for more than a year over allegations of election fraud, some opposition legislators have made clear that they intend to return to their seats next week.

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12 Dec 17

Montenegrin Language Granted International Recognition

After a nine-year struggle, Montenegrin has been officially recognised by the International Organization for Standardization as a separate language from Serbian.

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12 Dec 17

Montenegro, Croatia 'Close to Deal' on Disputed Yugoslav Ship

Croatia and Montenegro appear set to finally solve a 25-year ownership dispute over Jadran, a former Royal Yugoslav military training ship built in the 1930s, which is claimed by both countries.

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23 Nov 17

Djukanovic Hints at Return to Politics in Montenegro

Despite having retired from frontline politics, veteran leader Milo Djukanovic has recently signaled that he might stage yet another come-back – ‘if the country needs his help’.

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20 Nov 17

BIRN Probe Prompts Montenegrin Campaign Against Sex-Selective Abortions

Women's organisation in Montenegro have begun a campaign against illegal prenatal gender tests and sex-selective abortions, following BIRN's investigation into the reasons behind the country's marked gender imbalance.

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07 Nov 17

Montenegro Snubs Kosovo's Talk of Arbitration Over Border

While Kosovo mulls sending the disputed border agreement with Montenegro to the Permanent Court of Arbitration, Montenegro shows no sign of agreeing to such a solution. 

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17 Jan 18

How Rich Are the Balkans’ Top Politicians?

Senior politicians in the region may earn far more than the average citizen – but the biggest earners are rarely those occupying the highest state posts. 

26 Dec 17

Balkans in 2017: Two Cheers for the Economy

25 Dec 17

Balkans Heroes – People Who Saved 2017

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11 Jan 18

China’s Stealthy Advance in Balkans Should Worry EU

While Europe focuses on the threat of Russian penetration in Eastern Europe, it is neglecting the subtler dangers than come from China’s growing influence in the region.

19 Oct 17

EU Mulls Lower Roaming Charges for Balkans