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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.

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.

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.

07 Jul 16

Ranko Krivokapic, Djukanovic Ally Who Switched Sides

After years spent as Milo Djukanovic’s close political ally, former speaker Ranko Krivokapic now advocates a united front among the opposition – but some question the sincerity of his defection.

06 Jul 16

Balkan Youth Office Aims to Breach Wartime Divides

The newly-approved cross-Balkan youth cooperation office, which aims to restore links between young people whose countries were in conflict during the 1990s wars, hopes to open up a new era of reconciliation.

06 Jul 16

Montenegrin, Croatian Tourism Surges as Visitors Shun Turkey

Croatia and Montenegro are seeing a spike in holidaymakers, as fears of terrorism drive visitors from old destinations in Turkey and North Africa towards the resorts of the Adriatic.

05 Jul 16

Eastern Europe Must Grasp Its UN Moment

Eastern Europe should not miss the historic opportunity to have one of its own elected as the next Secretary-General of the United Nations - preferably a woman.

24 Jun 16

Brexit has Brought a European ‘Ice Age’ Closer

Today is Friday, 24th June 2016. It’s a very sad day in the history of Europe.

22 Jun 16

Balkan Countries Brace for British Vote on EU

Experts and people across the Balkans are following the upcoming referendum in the UK on the EU, weighing its likely impact on their countries’ already troubled EU accession plans.

22 Jun 16

Cancer Patients Pin Hopes on Albanian ‘Petroleum Gas’

The small town of Kruja has become famous across the Balkans for its liquid “petroleum gas” – an unlicensed product that some claim can help patients battling cancer.

08 Jun 16

Goran Danilovic: Montenegrin Journalist Turned Police Minister

Former journalist Goran Danilovic is in the hot seat as Montenegro’s new police minister; as opposition representative, he’s expected to expose alleged electoral fraud, stymie attacks on the media and hasten a showdown with criminal gangs with only four months remaining until a new election.

28 Apr 16

Montenegro Grants Citizenship to “Office Manager” of Abu Dhabi Sheikh

Montenegro’s government handed honorary citizenship in 2014 to a Libyan-born “office manager” and his wife in what appears to have been an as yet unsuccessful attempt to lure investment from an Abu Dhabi sheikh, Balkan Investigative Reporting Network can reveal.

22 Apr 16

Serb Fighters’ Mercenary Path from Ukraine to Syria

Serb paramilitary veterans of the Bosnian war are reported to have been part of mercenary units aiding Russian troops in Syria, after also being paid to do battle for pro-Moscow rebels in Ukraine.

15 Apr 16

Montenegro Probes Investigative Reporter for Drug Trafficking

Montenegrin investigative journalist Jovo Martinovic, work has exposed crime networks, war criminals and the Pink Panthers jewel thieves gang, is facing indictment for allegedly aiding a drug-trafficking gang.

30 Mar 16

Scale of Balkan Jihadist Extremism ‘Underestimated’

The scale of online radicalisation and Islamic extremism in key Balkan states is likely underestimated, warn experts, as the refugee crisis and heightened security after the Paris and Brussels attacks stretch resources.