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11 Aug 17

Montenegrin Serbs Back Vucic’s ‘Serb Survival’ Initiative

Serb political leaders in Montenegro said they will join Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic’s initiative to draft a declaration aimed at ensuring the ‘survival’ of Serb cultural identity across the former Yugoslavia.

croatia-to-revoke-disputed-import-fees-08-10-2017
10 Aug 17

Croatia to Revoke Disputed Import Fees

The Croatian government decided to revoke its decision to raise fees on imports of fruit and vegetables after being threatened with counter-measures by other countries in the region.

serbia-montenegro-ex-president-risks-losing-property-over-plea-deal-08-10-2017
10 Aug 17

Serbia and Montenegro Ex-President Risks Expropriation

Svetozar Marovic, the former president of Serbia and Montenegro, could lose millions of euros' worth of property if he does not pay a 1.1-million-euro fine after admitting involvement in corruption.

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09 Aug 17

Montenegrin Resort to Exhibit St. Leopold’s Remains

The remains of the Montenegrin-born Catholic saint will be brought to the resort town of Herceg Novi for a few days, with the authorities hoping to attract thousands of pilgrims.

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08 Aug 17

Montenegro Asked to Finance Chetnik Monument

A local official in the town of Berane has asked the Montenegrin government to pay for the construction of a monument to WWII Chetnik commander Pavle Djurisic, who was killed in 1945.

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07 Aug 17

Croatia’s Neighbours Issue Ultimatum Over Import Fees

Four Balkan countries have threatened to relatiate with counter-measures if Croatia does not revoke its decision within a week to raise fees on imports of fruit and vegetables.

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07 Aug 17

Serbian Montenegrins Demand Official Language Rights

The Montenegrin Party asked Serbia’s premier to uphold ethnic Montenegrins’ constitutional rights and ensure their language is put into official use in the town of Vrbas, where many of them live.

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04 Aug 17

Russia Slams Pence’s ‘Cold War Rhetoric’ in Montenegro

Russia denounced what it called "destabilising" comments made by US Vice President Mike Pence during his visit to Montenegro and said they exposed a Cold War mentality in Washington.

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02 Aug 17

US VP Pence Slams Russia Over Montenegro 'Coup Plot'

US Vice President Mike Pence claimed that Russia wants to destabilise the Balkan region and was to blame for an alleged attempt to overthrow the Montenegrin government last year.

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02 Aug 17

US VP Pence Praises Montenegro's NATO Member Status

US Vice President Mike Pence said the future of the Western Balkans is among Western nations despite Russian attempts to exert influence in the region.

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02 Aug 17

Montenegro’s Parliament Gets Tough on MPs’ Brawls

After a series of brawls, lawmakers now face harsher fines for misbehaviour in parliament, but opposition parties argued that the new punishments are intended to intimidate them.

us-vice-president-to-visit-montenegro-amid-russian-threats--07-31-2017
01 Aug 17

US Vice President’s Visit to Bolster Pro-Western Montenegro

The Montenegrin capital is expected to see tight security measures on Tuesday and Wednesday during the first-ever visit by a US Vice President, intended to reaffirm Washington’s commitment to the Balkans.

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24 Jul 17

Montenegro Continues Selling Arms to Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia continues to be one of the main export destinations for weapons from Montenegro, despite fears that arms sold to them could well end up elsewhere.

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21 Jul 17

Montenegro Urged to Challenge Killer’s Statue in Croatia

Activists in Montenegro accused the government of not doing enough to pressurise Croatia to remove a monument to a Croat who killed a Montenegrin ambassador in 1971.

montenegro-coup-trial-postponed-due-to-evidence-issues-07-19-2017
19 Jul 17

Montenegro's 'Trial of the Century' Put on Hold

The Montenegrin coup trial faces a delay after defence lawyers filed a motion demanding the replacement of the special prosecution - following its release of phone conversations between two of the accused and one of their lawyers.

Premium

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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

Business

china-s-stealthy-advance-in-balkans-should-worry-eu-01-11-2018
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