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19 Aug 15

Balkan Countries Must Take ISIS Seriously

Even if they are mostly just propaganda, Balkan governments must not dismiss any threats coming from ISIS, Middle East expert Janko Scepanovic tells BIRN.

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15 Jul 15

Balkan States Don’t Protect Journalists, HRW Says

Instead of securing safety for journalists to work freely, politicians in Bosnia, Kosovo, Montenegro and Serbia are creating a hostile environment for media freedom, a new report says.

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10 Jul 15

Western Balkans on Alert Over ISIS Threat

Countries in the region have raised security levels and introduced new precautions to counter the threat of terrorist attacks by Islamic State.

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25 Jun 15

Balkan Economies Brace for Impact of Grexit

Balkan countries are weighing up the likely impact on trade, banks, currencies and investment if Greece is forced out of the eurozone.

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22 Jun 15

Montenegro Hopes Crime-Busting Chief Will Satisfy EU

Podgorica is forming a special prosecution to fight organised crime – but whether it will deliver results is an open question.

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20 Jun 15

Failed Hypo Bank Owed €42m for Unbuilt Montenegro Resort

A mysterious tale involving two of the Balkan’s most powerful businessmen, 42m euros of risky loans and a Montenegrin luxury resort that was never built shines a light on the reckless lending that pushed Hypo Bank into bankruptcy.

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18 Jun 15

A UN Chief From Eastern Europe at Last?

The countries of Eastern and South Eastern Europe should be careful not to squander an historic opportunity for the region in 2016.

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05 Jun 15

ISIS Video Urges Balkan Muslims to Kill Unbelievers

New video released by ISIS calls for more Balkan fighters to join their ranks - and to kill, poison and blow up unbelievers in their home countries.

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14 Apr 15

Drugs, Diamonds and Bullets: Balkan Arms Firm Linked to Criminal Investigations

The Montenegrin government sold its multimillion euro defence firm to an Israeli-Serbian consortium linked to businessmen embroiled in criminal investigations into alleged drug smuggling, money laundering and arms trafficking, BIRN can reveal.

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13 Apr 15

Montenegro Faces Hard Choices Over Sports Violence

Humiliated by the antics of football fans at the March qualifier, calls are growing for Montenegro to deal harshly with violence that is undermining both the sport and the national image.  

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23 Mar 15

Dream of Uniting Montenegro Still Haunts Lekic

The departing leader of the Democratic Front has not abandoned hope of rallying Montenegro’s divided opposition forces.

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17 Mar 15

Russia in the Balkans: Perceptions and Realities

The pragmatic interests of the Balkan states – which lie in the direction of Europe - are imposing limits on the Kremlin’s drive to regain influence in the region.

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27 Feb 15

Strpci: Last Stop on a Fatal Journey

Twenty-two years ago, Serb paramilitaries stopped a train in Bosnia, seized 20 passengers and killed them – and only now is there a possibility that most of the suspects will face justice.

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13 Feb 15

Splits Weaken Montenegro Opposition’s Fight For Power

Fresh turmoil in the ranks of the opposition is further undermining its chances of ever uniting to topple Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic.

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28 Jan 15

Pupil in Hijab Causes Storm in Montenegro

As a teen’s decision to don a hijab in class causes controversy in Montenegro - pitting arguments about religious freedom against worries about Islamic militancy - BIRN has spoken to her father.