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montenegro-minister-frustrated-by-kotor-s-gang-violence-09-09-2016
12 Sep 16

Montenegro Minister Frustrated by Kotor’s Gang Violence

In an interview with BIRN, Goran Danilovic, Montenegrin Interior Minister, says the deadly gang violence in Kotor has grown worse because the criminals have enjoyed support in state structures.

montenegro-doesn-t-want-kosovo-s-land-djukanovic-09-08-2016
08 Sep 16

Montenegro Doesn’t Want Kosovo’s Land, Djukanovic

Veteran leader of Montenegro tells BIRN about his concerns over the border dispute with Kosovo, the need for dialogue in the region and his ’formula’ for staying in power for so many years.

western-failures-give-new-life-to-old-balkan-ghosts-08-19-2016
22 Aug 16

Western Failures Give New Life to Old Balkan Ghosts

The EU and US’s failure to better defend democracy and human rights in Turkey, where a government crackdown on opponents is continuing, sends a dangerous message to Balkan political elites.

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15 Aug 16

Insiders’ Guide: Hidden Gems of the Balkans

Visiting the Balkans this summer? Get off the beaten track and visit some of the region’s lesser-known beauty spots.

montenegro-border-villagers-fear-trade-off-with-kosovo-08-11-2016
11 Aug 16

Montenegro Border Villagers Fear ‘Trade-off’ With Kosovo

Montenegrin villagers living near the disputed border with Kosovo fear their government may sacrifice their interests when striking a final deal on the frontier with Pristina.

balkans-rio-flag-bearers-08-02-2016
05 Aug 16

Balkan Athletes Ready to Wave Flags in Rio

Ahead of the 2016 Olympics Parade of Nations set for August 5, Balkan athletes are getting ready for the ceremonial opening march when they will proudly carry their countries’ colours.

clinton-trump-battle-reopens-old-balkan-wounds-08-03-2016
04 Aug 16

Clinton-Trump Battle Reopens Old Balkan Wounds

Americans may be undecided as to how to vote in the US Presidential elections in November - but the preferences of many people in the Balkans were set a long time ago.

hopes-run-high-for-balkan-nations-in-rio-08-03-2016
03 Aug 16

Hopes Run High For Balkan Nations in Rio

As the region’s top sportsmen and women head for Brazil, hopes of glory are running high throughout the troubled region.

montenegro-opens-weapons-supply-line-to-saudi-arabia-08-02-2016
03 Aug 16

Montenegro Opens Weapons Supply Line to Saudi Arabia

An arms broker who sold almost 300 tonnes of aging Yugoslav-era weapons and ammunition to Saudi Arabia says “It’s no concern of mine” if the Gulf kingdom later diverts them to Syria.

making-a-killing-the-1-2-billion-euros-arms-pipeline-to-middle-east-07-26-2016
27 Jul 16

Making a Killing: The 1.2 Billion Euro Arms Pipeline to Middle East

An unprecedented flow of weapons from Central and Eastern Europe is flooding the battlefields of the Middle East.

arms-exports-to-middle-east-a-question-of-legality-07-26-2016
27 Jul 16

Arms Exports to Middle East: A Question of Legality

Human rights and arms experts believe some of Central and Eastern Europe’s weapons trade with Saudi Arabia, the region’s principal supplier of weapons to Syria, is likely breaking international law. 

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26 Jul 16

The Balkans and the Outskirts of Europe

The Balkans today are caught between Brexit and bloody showdown in Turkey. These are the new European geo-strategic coordinates that we need to be aware of.

filip-vujanovic-montenegro-s-mint-tea-president-07-20-2016-1
20 Jul 16

Filip Vujanovic, Montenegro’s ‘Mint Tea’ President

Although one of the most trusted politicians in the country, Vujanovic has long ceased to wield political power - which is why his decision not to run for the presidency again has caused little stir.

kosovo-leaders-fight-losing-battle-over-border-deal-07-15-2016
18 Jul 16

Kosovo Leaders Fight Losing Battle Over Border Deal

Leaders look increasingly isolated in their struggle to persuade MPs to back the controversial border agreement with Montenegro.

fair-election-guaranteed-in-montenegro-deputy-pm-says-07-10-2016
11 Jul 16

Fair Election Guaranteed in Montenegro, Deputy PM Says

Deputy Prime Minister Dusko Markovic says the government has done all it can to ensure a free and fair general election in October.