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14 Sep 17

Croatian Catholics Await Much-Loved Saint's Return

Thousands of Catholics are expected to queue up to see the preserved body of St Leopold, which is on temporary loan to cathedrals in Croatia from its normal resting place in Padua.

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13 Sep 17

Juncker Urges EU to Integrate Balkan States

European Commission Chief Jean Claude Juncker urged the European Parliament on Wednesday to put Western Balkan integration higher on the agenda.

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13 Sep 17

Montenegro PM's Brother Condemned for Threatening Reporter

Montenegrin journalists' associations have called on the authorities to end what they call a 'culture of impunity' over crimes against reporters, after a journalist recorded the PM's brother threatening him.

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11 Sep 17

New Kosovo PM to Revise Montenegro Border Deal

Shortly after being elected as Kosovo's Prime Minister, Ramush Haradinaj said his government would take a fresh look at the controversial border agreement with Montenegro – whose adoption MPs have postponed repeatedly.

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11 Sep 17

Yugoslav Army's Memory Burns Bright Among Ex-Conscripts

A plethora of Facebook pages and other social media groups suggest the old Yugoslav People’s Army, JNA, remains a subject of great interest to many of those who once served it.

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08 Sep 17

Montenegro Offers Compensation to War Crime Victims

Montenegro will pay around 1.35 million euros in compensation to victims of war crimes committed on its territory in the 1990s as it continues efforts to satisfy EU accession requirements on justice.

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06 Sep 17

Serbian Ex-General Dismisses Charges in Montenegro Coup Trial

Retired Serbian General Bratislav Dikic, one of the main suspects in the alleged coup attempt in Montenegro, likened the case against him to a 'fairytale' as the trial resumed in Podgorica.

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06 Sep 17

Montenegro ‘Coup’ Trial to Hear ‘Russian Plot’ Evidence

The prosecution is to begin setting out evidence against two Russian intelligence agents who are being tried in absentia in Montenegro for allegedly plotting to overthrow the government.

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05 Sep 17

Tito’s Name Still Adorns Streets Across Ex-Yugoslavia

An Italian researcher has made a Google map showing that there are still 276 squares, streets and waterfronts named after Yugoslav President Josip Broz Tito in former Yugoslav states.

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29 Aug 17

Spy Photos ‘Prove’ Russian Plot in Montenegro: Report

Britain’s Telegraph newspaper published what it said were surveillance photos from spy agencies allegedly showing Russian intelligence officers plotting a coup in Montenegro last year.

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29 Aug 17

Montenegrin Educationalists Resign for Copying Croatian Curriculum

Members of Montenegro's National Education Council who were accused of plagiarising elements of the Croatian school curriculum have resigned and will have to return their fees.

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23 Aug 17

Montenegro Accused of 'Stealing' Croatian School Curriculum

The former head of the project designing a new Croatian school curriculum has accused Montenegro of copy-pasting much of their work.

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18 Aug 17

Montenegrin Court Seizes Marovic’s Properties

The high court in Podgorica has seized the assets of the former president of Serbia and Montenegro, and those of his family, until an investigation into how he obtained them has ended.

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18 Aug 17

Balkan Leaders Express Sympathy Over Barcelona Attack

Balkan leaders joined those of other countries in condemning the terrorist attacks in Spain on Thursday that left at least 14 people dead and expressing their condolences to the victims.

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16 Aug 17

Balkan Religious Minorities Still Feel Excluded, US Says

Religious minorities in the Balkans still struggle with a degree of discrimination and with a lack of official cooperation in regaining assets confiscated by the communist regimes, a US State Department report says. 

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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