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brexit-has-brought-a-european-ice-age-closer-06-24-2016
24 Jun 16

Brexit has Brought a European ‘Ice Age’ Closer

Today is Friday, 24th June 2016. It’s a very sad day in the history of Europe.

balkan-countries-brace-for-british-vote-on-eu-06-22-2016
22 Jun 16

Balkan Countries Brace for British Vote on EU

Experts and people across the Balkans are following the upcoming referendum in the UK on the EU, weighing its likely impact on their countries’ already troubled EU accession plans.

cancer-patients-pin-hopes-on-albanian-petroleum-gas--06-13-2016
22 Jun 16

Cancer Patients Pin Hopes on Albanian ‘Petroleum Gas’

The small town of Kruja has become famous across the Balkans for its liquid “petroleum gas” – an unlicensed product that some claim can help patients battling cancer.

goran-danilovic-journalist-and-poet-turned-police-minister-06-08-2016-1
08 Jun 16

Goran Danilovic: Montenegrin Journalist Turned Police Minister

Former journalist Goran Danilovic is in the hot seat as Montenegro’s new police minister; as opposition representative, he’s expected to expose alleged electoral fraud, stymie attacks on the media and hasten a showdown with criminal gangs with only four months remaining until a new election.

montenegro-grants-citizenship-to-office-manager-of-abu-dhabi-sheikh-04-27-2016
28 Apr 16

Montenegro Grants Citizenship to “Office Manager” of Abu Dhabi Sheikh

Montenegro’s government handed honorary citizenship in 2014 to a Libyan-born “office manager” and his wife in what appears to have been an as yet unsuccessful attempt to lure investment from an Abu Dhabi sheikh, Balkan Investigative Reporting Network can reveal.

bosnian-serb-fighters-mercenary-path-to-syria-04-22-2016
22 Apr 16

Serb Fighters’ Mercenary Path from Ukraine to Syria

Serb paramilitary veterans of the Bosnian war are reported to have been part of mercenary units aiding Russian troops in Syria, after also being paid to do battle for pro-Moscow rebels in Ukraine.

montenegro-probes-investigative-reporter-for-drug-trafficking-04-14-2016
15 Apr 16

Montenegro Probes Investigative Reporter for Drug Trafficking

Montenegrin investigative journalist Jovo Martinovic, work has exposed crime networks, war criminals and the Pink Panthers jewel thieves gang, is facing indictment for allegedly aiding a drug-trafficking gang.

scale-of-balkan-jihadist-extremism-underestimated--03-29-2016
30 Mar 16

Scale of Balkan Jihadist Extremism ‘Underestimated’

The scale of online radicalisation and Islamic extremism in key Balkan states is likely underestimated, warn experts, as the refugee crisis and heightened security after the Paris and Brussels attacks stretch resources.

montenegro-security-services-on-isis-alert-03-22-2016
25 Mar 16

Montenegro Security Services on ISIS Alert

The Montenegrin government has drawn up a new national strategy to counter a “high risk” of violent extremism and deter would-be jihadists from leaving for Syria and Iraq.

karadzic-remains-a-hero-in-montenegrin-home-village-03-21-2016
22 Mar 16

Karadzic Remains a Hero in Montenegrin Home Village

For his relatives in his home village of Petnjica in Montenegro, Radovan Karadzic is not a war criminal but a local boy who made good and strived to protect the Serbs in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

violent-ideology-is-luring-young-sandzak-men-to-battle-03-17-2016
21 Mar 16

Violent Ideology is Luring Young Sandzak Men to Battle

Bekir Makic, an Islamic scholar from Serbia, says a false ideology is seducing lost youngsters from the Sandzak region.

montenegro-square-in-line-for-fourth-name-03-04-2016
07 Mar 16

Montenegro Square in Line for Fourth Name

Move to rename square in Podgorica - for the fourth time in 70 years - draws mixed response from locals who have seen it all before.

balkans-brace-for-migrant-crisis-shifts-03-04-2016
04 Mar 16

Balkans Brace for Migrant Crisis Shifts

As northern Europe changes it policies towards migrants, Balkan countries cooperate and prepare for new challenges.

turkey-s-soft-power-risks-backfiring-in-balkans-02-25-2016
26 Feb 16

Turkey’s 'Soft Power' Risks Backfiring in Balkans

Turkey has long sought to strengthen its position in the Balkans through political, economic and cultural means, but the strategy has limits and is attracting growing criticism.

balkan-politicians-jostle-for-un-hot-seat-02-15-2016
16 Feb 16

Balkan Politicians Jostle For UN Hot Seat

While several high-profile Balkan politicians want to step into Ban Ki-moon’s shoes, there is no guarantee that the next UN chief will come from Eastern Europe.