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09 Jul 14

Djukanovic Denies Russian Moles Active in Montenegro

Prime Minister dismisses reports that NATO rebuffed the country because Russian spies are over-active in the intelligence service.

kotor-the-mediterranean-heart-of-montenegro
03 Jul 14

Kotor, the Mediterranean Heart of Montenegro

With its wonderful nature and good connections to beaches, Kotor is a good place for travellers to begin their Montenegro coastal adventures.

why-nato-may-sign-up-montenegro-this-year
02 Jun 14

Why NATO May Sign up Montenegro This Year

The odds on NATO offering membership to Montenegro this year have greatly increased owing to the game-changing crisis in Ukraine.

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23 May 14

Montenegro Local Polls Test Djukanovic’s Strength

Both ruling and opposition parties have much to lose or gain in Sunday’s polls in the capital, which are likely to determine whether a snap general election follows.

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30 Apr 14

Press Freedom in Europe is in Great Danger

A dramatic turnabout is needed if press freedom in Europe is not to succumb to the twin pressures of overt violence and defamation lawsuits.

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23 Apr 14

Balkan Gems Surface in British Video Archive

Among the rare old video clips published recently by British Pathé are many recording key moments in Balkan 20th-century history.

balkans-weigh-impact-of-russia-ukraine-gas-feud
08 Apr 14

Balkans Weigh Impact of Russia-Ukraine Gas Feud

If Russia cuts or curbs the gas supply to Ukraine, some Balkan countries, especially Bosnia and Serbia, could be hard hit, as they lack alternative supply routes.

montenegro-s-hopes-rise-as-nato-summit-looms
02 Apr 14

Montenegro’s Hopes Rise as NATO Summit Looms

Ahead of NATO’s September summit in Wales, the government is sounding confident that the alliance is close to admitting it to membership.

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27 Feb 14

Politics By Other Means: Balkan NGOs Breed MPs

Foreign-funded civil society organisations are serving as a launchpad for political careers, provoking debate over their true function.

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25 Feb 14

Anti-Red Fresco Gives Montenegrins the Blues

The controversial fresco in a Podgorica church depicting Communist leaders in hell is an unprecedented blend of an ancient art form and modern politics.

is-ukraine-the-next-yugoslavia
20 Feb 14

Is Ukraine the Next Yugoslavia?

Parallels between the situation today in Ukraine and the former Yugoslavia in the early 1990s are disturbing and real.

smooth-operators-t-mobile-s-macedonian-adventure
23 Jan 14

Smooth Operators: T-Mobile’s Macedonian Adventure

BIRN reveals how an investigation into a telecoms deal yielded a $95 million corruption settlement in the US – while the politicians involved escaped scrutiny in Macedonia.

montenegro-tough-choices-face-divided-society
10 Jan 14

Montenegro: Tough Choices Face Divided Society

Local elections, exacting EU chapters and bridging the deficit will be among the main challenge in the coming year.

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06 Dec 13

Brussels Gets it Wrong on Balkan Asylum Seekers

The EU’s new ‘suspension clause’ is the latest in a series of misguided measures that will not resolve the problem of the flow of Balkan asylum seekers.

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06 Dec 13

Djukanovic Visit Heals Breach With Belgrade

The Montenegrin leader’s visit may promote the new atmosphere of goodwill between the two countries – but major areas of disagreement remain.