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Kosovo Govt Frets as Montenegro Border Deal Vote Nears

The Kosovo Assembly is set to vote on the controversial agreement on border demarcation with Montenegro on Tuesday at 4pm, but a few hours before the deal is sent to MPs, it remains unclear if the ruling coalition can ensure it has 80 votes to ratify it.

Putin's Poll Triumph Divides Balkan Countries

Pro-Russian politicians from the Balkans have congratulated Vladimir Putin after he won more than 74 per cent of the vote in Sunday's presidential elections - while leaders of some other Balkan countries more closely aligned with NATO remained silent.

Brussels Agreement is dead?

More than five years we have been trying to reach the peace and solution for Kosovo-Metohija issue, said Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic.

Speaking to the nation, on the day of the pogrom in Kosovo, he said that the first six out of total 15 points in the Brussels Agreement are dedicated to the Community of Serb Municipalities (ZSO).

Joe Biden, John McCain, Mike Turner to receive medals from Montenegro

Montenegrin Foreign Minister Srdjan Darmanovic will next week present medals to the former US Vice President Joseph Biden, Senator John McCain and Congressman Mike Turner because, as he stated, "of contribution to promotion of Montenegrin interests and strengthening of bilateral relations and international reputation and status of Montenegro".

"No common ground" with Serb List on demarcation agreement

During a news conference on Friday, the Kosovo prime minister called on former members of the opposition Self-Determination party, who two days ago formed a special parliamentary group of 12 members, to vote in favor of the agreement, and "consider where we have arrived."

"Djukanovic to run in Montenegrin presidential election"

Montenegro's state broadcaster RTCG on Friday said it learned this unofficially.

Earlier in the day, deputy PM and DPS official Milutin Simovic said the party's candidate would "respond to the essential needs of the state, rather than of the party."

Djukanovic had been in power in Montenegro, either as prime minister or president, since 1991, before stepping down in 2016.

Montenegro Seeks to Lure More Russian Tourists

Montenegro's tourism business is gearing up for the summer, expecting more Russian tourists than in previous years.

On Thursday, the tourism authorities presented the country's offer at the largest Moscow travel and tourism fair, MITT, saying that, "trends show that more Russian tourists are interesting to visit Montenegro."

Montenegro backs UK in Skripal case

"Montenegro is at this moment as well with the United Kingdom and supports its efforts to defend its sovereignty and security for its citizens," the Montenegrin government said on Twitter.

Skripal and his daughter were found last week in an unconscious state on a bench in the town of Salisbury.

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Balkans Not Very Joyful, UN Report Says

With the partial exception of Romania, the Balkans is not a very happy part of the planet, according to the latest World Happiness Report 2018, produced by the UN's sustainable development solutions network, SDSN.

Montenegro Rallies Behind UK in Russia Poisoning Row

Montenegro on Wednesday offered support for the UK's diplomatic and economic measures against Russia, over claims that the Kremlin authorised use of deadly nerve gas on a Russian living in the city of Salisbury.

Montenegro Opposition Candidates Face 'Forged Signatures' Probe

Montenegro's electoral commission said on Tuesday that it will request an official investigation into over 300 claims that false signatures were used to validate the candidacies of three of the opposition candidates in the country's April 15 presidential elections.  

Montenegro Opposition Unites to Contest Presidential Election

Former politician Mladen Bojanic will run as an independent candidate for the April 15 presidential election in Montenegro with the support of almost all opposition parties in parliament.

The development brings together normally divided opposition groups in the country and may increase their chances of winning the election against an unknown ruling party candidate.

Vucic: Serbia-China friendship made of steel

Vucic told the Chinese ambassador that the news of the wish of President Xi Jinping to once again meet with the Serbian president was very significant for Serbia,and expressed his gratitude to China and its leadership for the support they provide to Serbia and its citizens.