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17 May 17

‘Comic Coup’ Only Helped Montenegro PM, Mandic Says

One of the opposition leaders accused of being involved in last year’s alleged plot tells BIRN that the charges against him are politically motivated and casts doubts on the prosecution’s independence.

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08 May 17

Balkan Rulers Who Just Won’t Say Goodbye

Kings may have departed from the Balkan stage but many of the region’s current leaders weild power in monarchical style - clinging to office for decades. Here is the selection of ten politicans who think it is never the right time to bow out.

eu-watches-idly-as-balkans-slides-into-chaos-05-05-2017
05 May 17

EU Watches Idly As Balkans Slides Into Chaos

The recent violence in Macedonia, and the various crises in and between Albania, Bosnia, Croatia, Kosovo, Montenegro and Serbia, all suggest the Balkans may be sliding into turmoil and even conflict.

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27 Apr 17

Ivica Todoric: Croatia's Tycoon Who Wanted Too Much

Ivica Todoric, the man who transformed his flower company into one of the Balkans' biggest business empires, Agrokor, now faces the possibility of seeing the debt-ridden firm go under.

russian-media-turn-hostile-gaze-on-montenegro-04-13-2017
19 Apr 17

Russian Media Paint Dark Picture of Montenegro

As the former Russian ally moves closer to joining NATO, the Moscow media have suddenly decided the country is riddled with decay, crime and corruption.

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17 Apr 17

Uncontrolled Tourism Threatens Balkan UNESCO Sites

World heritage sites in Croatia, Montenegro and Macedonia risk losing their UNESCO status due to mass tourism that is damaging both the sites and the surrounding environment.

montenegro-indicts-14-as-coup-controversy-continues-04-13-2017
14 Apr 17

Montenegro Indicts 14 as Coup Controversy Continues

After the prosecution indicted 14 people, mostly Serbs, over the alleged coup plot last October, doubts about what really happened on election day remain as strong as ever.

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30 Mar 17

Post-Yugoslav ‘Common Language’ Declaration Challenges Nationalism

A declaration that Bosnian, Croatian, Montenegrin and Serbian are all variations of the same language has annoyed conservatives, but received a warmer welcome from the people who speak it.

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24 Mar 17

Montenegro’s Politicians Play High-Stakes Political Game

With the pro-Russian opposition using boycotts and protests in an attempt to thwart the country’s accession to NATO, the government must act wisely to avoid any further political destablisation.

europe-is-not-going-to-solve-balkan-dramas-03-21-2017
22 Mar 17

Europe is not Going to Solve Balkan Dramas

The idea that the EU is going to speed up the accession process in the Balkans to prevent states from collapsing or fighting each other is a complete fantasy.

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16 Mar 17

Why Britain Won’t Shut up About Montenegro

If Britain’s leaders seem obsessed about the ‘Russian plot’ in Montenegro, it is because they want to keep America and Russia as far apart as possible.

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06 Mar 17

Centenary of Strange Vanishing Act Still Haunts Montenegro

As the hundredth anniversary of the sudden abolition of the Montenegrin state looms next year, it is time to take another look at one of the strangest disappearing acts in history.

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27 Feb 17

Milivoje Katnic, Montenegro’s Tarnished Coup Investigator

The Montenegrin prosecutor may have been lauded in the foreign media for exposing a Russian-backed coup plan – but at home his reputation is being torn to shreds.

montenegro-coup-claims-leave-russian-media-dumbfounded-02-23-2017-1
24 Feb 17

Montenegro Coup Claims Leave Russian Media Dumbfounded

The media in Russia have been following the latest dramas in Montenegro with intense interest – though most see it as little more than a slur campaign.

uk-media-focus-on-montenegro-suggests-policy-shift-02-20-2017
20 Feb 17

UK Media Focus on Montenegro Suggests Policy Shift

The strong support offered to Milo Djukanovic’s coup allegations in an influential UK newspaper suggests an East-West tug-of-war over Montenegro is hotting up.