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06 Jun 17

Russia Threatens Retaliation After Montenegro Joins NATO

Moscow has once again threatened to hit back after Montenegro officially became the 29th NATO member state at a ceremony in Washington.

05 Jun 17

Montenegro Set to Become NATO's Newest Member

At a ceremony in Washington on Monday, Montenegro will hand over an accession document which will mark its final step to joining the Western military alliance.

01 Jun 17

Save the Children Notes Chasm Between Balkan Countries

New Save the Children report highlights big gap in child mortality rates, malnourishment and consequences of conflict between Croatia - at one end - and Albania - at the other.

29 May 17

Angry Russia Expels Montenegro Ruling Party MP

Russia has expelled a Montenegrin MP from the ruling party - as Moscow continues to seethe over Montenegro's plans to join NATO, and over Montenegrin accusations that it tried to overthrow the government in Podgorica.

26 May 17

Montenegro PM Makes Light of Trump's Brusque Shove

After videos of US President Trump shoving aside the Montenegrin Prime Minister at a NATO meeting went viral, Dusko Markovic has shrugged off the incident.

24 May 17

Serbian General Denies Montenegro Putsch Charges

Retired General Bratislav Dikic and five others facing a trial over an alleged coup attempt last October in Montenegro have again pleaded not guilty, saying all the evidence was planted.

23 May 17

Balkan Leaders Offer Condolences After Manchester Attack

Balkan leaders have condemned the bombing in Manchester, which left 22 people dead and 59 injured. 

23 May 17

Montenegro Activists to Mark Wartime Refugee Deportation

On the 25th anniversary of the deportation of Bosniak refugees - who were later killed - activists again urged the authorities to punish the perpatrators and build a memorial to the victims.

18 May 17

Monument of Duke Petrovic Sparks Row in Montenegro

The capital’s plan to honour Duke Mirko Petrovic, father of the last Montenegrin king Nikola, is provoking Serbs in the country and adding new fuel to old fires.

15 May 17

Romania Worst Hit in Balkans by Cyber-Attack

Romania was the Balkan country worst affected by last Friday's global cyber-attack, while Bulgaria reported that one unnamed public institution was affected.

12 May 17

Pilgrims Flock to Ostrog, Montenegro's Healing Shrine

Thousands of believers are joining the annual pilgrimage to Ostrog, a monastery perched high up on a mountain in Montenegro, where people come from far and wide to be cured of illnesses as well as to pray.

11 May 17

Opposition Urges Montenegro to Revoke Kosovo Recognition

Opposition leader urges Montenegro's government to  withdraw recognition of Kosovo's independence after Pristina again failed to ratify a long-awaited border agreement.

11 May 17

Campaign for Balkan Truth Commission Relaunches

A coalition of NGOs advocating the establishment of the RECOM regional truth commission to establish the facts about the 1990s wars is relaunching its campaign across the Balkans.

04 May 17

Trial Due to Open Over Montenegro Coup Plot

The trial of two Montenerin opposition leaders and 12 others over an alleged coup attempt may start this week, if and when the court confirms the charges.

28 Apr 17

Montenegro MPs Back NATO Treaty Despite Protests

Eleven years after it gained independence, Montenegrin MPs voted to join the Western military alliance - much to the outrage of the large Serbian community in the country may of whose members demonstrated outside the assembly.


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