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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.

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23 Jan 15

Security Service Purge Leaves Montenegrins Guessing

Government plan to retire most senior intelligence and police officers fuels speculation that its hand has been forced by NATO.

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13 Jan 15

Montenegro 2015: All Eyes on NATO

With no elections to come in 2015, Montenegro’s goals this year are to advance EU and NATO membership bids - and lure vital foreign investment.

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09 Jan 15

The Balkan Muslim ‘Threat’ has Never Materialised

Paradoxically, the Islamist danger is not coming from where once it was most expected - from among Muslims in the Balkans.

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26 Dec 14

Capital Ideas for the Last of 2014

With New Year’s Eve only week away, several of the region’s finest cities are planning to tempt visitors with the promise of a wild night’s fun.

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26 Dec 14

Montenegro: Bumps on Road to Brussels

Growing friction with the EU, arguments over an expensive highway and the controversial reports of a newspaper dominated the agenda in 2014.

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27 Nov 14

Building Bridges Over Troubled Water

The stories of two generations of Olympic water polo players reflect changes in sport and society in the lands of the old Yugoslavia.

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18 Nov 14

Fighting for Their Fair Share

Women across the Balkans face a battle to overcome discrimination and exercise their legal rights to inherit.

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08 Oct 14

War on Sexist Words Divides Montenegro’s Women

Drive to enforce gender sensitive language in this traditionally chauvinist society leaves women’s groups with mixed feelings.

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03 Oct 14

Montenegro’s Kosovo Refugees in Legal Deadline Countdown

More than 4,000 Kosovo refugees, mainly Roma, have just three months left to apply for residency in Montenegro or they could be reclassified as illegal immigrants and have to leave.

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18 Sep 14

EU Enlargement Pause Leaves Balkans in Limbo

The announced pause in the European Union enlargement process has obvious consequences for the Balkan region, where several countries are anxiously knocking at the door.