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09 Nov 16

Trump Triumph Celebrated and Mourned in Balkans

While many Serbs, Macedonians and Montenegrins hailed the victory of Donald Trump, many Albanians and Bosniaks are lamenting the defeat of Hillary Clinton.

09 Nov 16

Don’t Expect Balkan U-Turns From Trump Presidency

Serbs may be rejoicing over the Republican candidate’s win, but substantial changes in US relations with the region are unlikely.

03 Nov 16

Clinton Set to Harvest Most Balkan Diaspora Votes

While most Serbian Americans champion Donald Trump, most Albanians, Bosniaks, Bulgarians and Montenegrins lean towards his rival, Hillary Clinton.

31 Oct 16

Dusko Markovic: Keeper of Montenegro’s Secrets

Former intelligence chief Dusko Markovic could become Montenegro's new PM, in what looks like a manoeuvre to strengthen the shaken power of the current elite.

26 Oct 16

Russia Security Chief Advocates Closer Ties to Serbia

Russian Security Council chief Nikolai Patrushev has visited Belgrade amid speculation about Russian intrigues in Montenegro - and following alleged leaks from the Serbian police to a foreign intelligence service.

21 Oct 16

Paradox of Western Support for Montenegro’s ‘Godfather’

By continuing to bet on Milo Djukanović, the West and the EU risk falling into the ‘stability-versus-democracy’ trap - and discrediting the values they say they wish to uphold.

21 Oct 16

Bratislav Dikic: Alleged Mastermind of Montenegro's ‘Coup’

Controversial retired Serbian general Bratislav Dikic is at the centre of a mass of conflicting theories over the background - and reality - of the alleged coup attempt in Montenegro.

14 Oct 16

Lies, Evasions and Folly: Welcome to Montenegro’s Elections

Montenegrins want change at this weekend’s parliamentary elections, but the elite that has ruled for nearly three decades has tried to manipulate the political process to ensure it remains in power.

14 Oct 16

Markovic: Montenegro Opposition Faces ‘Imminent Defeat’

The vice-president of the ruling party, Dusko Markovic, tells BIRN that the DPS will romp home again in ‘absolutely fair and free’ elections on Sunday.

13 Oct 16

Montenegro Eyes Chance to Oust Eternal Leader

Milo Djukanovic faces his perhaps stiffest challenge ever in the October elections, as the opposition mulls forming a grand alliance that could end his decades of power.

11 Oct 16

Milo Djukanovic: Montenegro’s Prime Minister for Life

A master of metamorphosis, who morphed from Serbian nationalist into NATO advocate, Montenegro’s veteran leader faces a tough challenge in the coming election to win a seventh term.

10 Oct 16

Miodrag Lekic: Driven by Dream of Uniting Montenegro Opposition

The ex-foreign minister still clings to the belief that he can unite Montenegro’s divided opposition and finally overthrow Milo Djukanovic.

06 Oct 16

EU’s Crisis Will Slow Balkan Accession, Expert Says

Mark Leonard, director of the European Council on Foreign Relations, says the EU is likely to slow accession talks with the Balkan countries in the context of ‘huge resistance’ to enlargement.

03 Oct 16

Brexit Will Not Hurt Balkans’ EU Prospects, Ambassador

Montenegro's chief negotiator with Brussels, Aleksandar Andrija Pejovic, tells BIRN that Britain’s exit from the EU will not slow the region’s own path towards membership.

30 Sep 16

Serbs Allege School Language Bias in Montenegro

Serb organisations in Montenegro are urging the authorities to end what they claim is officially-sanctioned discrimination against the Serbian language and the Cyrillic script in schools.