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09 Jul 07

Montenegro and UN War Crimes Court Pledge Cooperation

Podgorica _ Carla Del Ponte, Chief Prosecutor for the UN war crimes tribunal for former Yugoslavia, on Monday pledged to cooperate with Montenegro and provide the authorities there with evidence on any war crimes committed on its territory during the breakup of the former Yugoslavia.

26 Jun 07

Europe Offers Dialogue on Visa-free Regime with Balkans

Brussels_ Franco Frattini, Vice President of the European Commission for Justice, Freedom and Security, said on Tuesday Balkan states could soon expect easier visas to the Europe Union or a visa-free regime.
26 Jun 07

Estonia Backs Montenegro's Drive to Join EU

Podgorica _ Estonia’s foreign Minister, Urmas Paet, on Tuesday said his country firmly supports Western Balkan countries on their path to the EU.
25 Jun 07

Italian Prosecutors Target Montenegro Leaders on Smuggling

Podgorica _ Opposition politicians in Montenegro have expressed concern over accusations that their former prime minister, Milo Djukanovic, was a boss of an international tobacco mafia and may face possible trial in Italy.
22 Jun 07

EU Wants More Talks on Kosovo

Brussels_ EU states agreed to postpone a final decision on Kosovo’s independence, and said talks on the unresolved status of the province should continue.
20 Jun 07

New UN Draft Resolution to Postpone Decision on Independence

New York, Brussels _ The latest US and EU sponsored draft resolution presented to members of the UN Security Council on Wednesday will postpone a decision on Kosovo`s final status for up to four months, diplomatic sources told Balkan Insight.
19 Jun 07

Montenegro's Potential Interests Gulf Sheikh

Podgorica – A Gulf Sheikh, Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, foreign minister of Abu Dhabi, in the United Arabian Emirates, has indicated willingness to make major investments in Montenegro after discovering its long sandy beaches and other coastal and continental resorts, local media reported.
17 Jun 07

Montenegrins Arrest Kosovo War Crimes Fugitive

Podgorica, Belgrade _ Montenegrin state security agents on Sunday arrested Vlastimir Djordjevic Rodja, a former Serbian police general sought for war crimes during the 1999 Kosovo conflict by the Netherlands-based United Nations tribunal, a top Serbian official said.

15 Jun 07

Montenegro Should Join NATO, Defence Minister Says

Podgorica _ Montenegrin Defence Minister Boro Vucinic said the country should become a NATO member despite strong public opposition to the move.
14 Jun 07

Defence Ministers Meet in Brussels

Brussels_The defence ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, and Serbia are participating for the first time today and tomorrow in high-level meetings at NATO headquarters.
13 Jun 07

EBRD Establishes Office in Montenegro

Podgorica _ The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, or EBRD, has opened an office in Podgorica one year after Montenegro gained independence from Serbia.
12 Jun 07

Montenegro Abandons Energy Sale to Russian Businessman

Podgorica, – Montenegro’s government on Tuesday bowed to parliament’s demand for it to abandon the planned privatisation of the country’s major energy complex at Pljevlja.
12 Jun 07

Montenegro`s Parliament Opposes Privatisation Plan

Podgorica_Montenegro’s parliament voted 44-34 on Tuesday to oppose plans by the government of Prime Minister Zeljko Sturanovic to sell the country’s major energy complex to the Russian aluminum baron Oleg Deripaska.
06 Jun 07

Montenegro Faces Government Crisis

Podgorica, Montenegro_The world's newest nation could face a government crisis if Montenegro's two ruling parties don't overcome differences over the privatisation of the country's biggest thermal plant and coal mine to the Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska, a government source said on Wednesday.
24 May 07

Montenegrins Protest Over DPS Leaders' Humanism Awards

Podgorica _ Rulling Montenegrin Democratic Party of Socialists, DPS, leaders Milo Djukanovic and Svetozar Marovic will receive next Monday awards for humanism from Sarajevo based NGO International league of humanists,ILH, the secretary-general of ILH Zdravko Surlan announced today.


22 Jan 18

Europe’s New Balkan Strategy Gets Dynamics All Wrong

The Commission’s new enlargement strategy for the Balkans is ambitious - but fundamentally misreads the serious nature of the challenges to democracy in the region.

17 Jan 18

How Rich Are the Balkans’ Top Politicians?

26 Dec 17

Balkans in 2017: Two Cheers for the Economy

25 Dec 17

Balkans Heroes – People Who Saved 2017


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