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Eighth BIRN Summer School Opens in Croatia

Some 35 reporters from the Balkans and across the world gathered on Monday in the historic resort city of Dubrovnik in Croatia for the eighth BIRN Summer School Master Class on Investigative Journalism.

Montenegrin Court Seizes Marovic's Properties

The high court in the Montenegrin capital, Podgorica, has accepted the request of the special prosecutor and blocked the property of the family of former Yugoslav President Svetozar Marovic until an investigation into the origin of the property of the former senior politician, who has been convicted of fraud, has finished.

Montenegro to strip mayor of Kotor of his citizenship

The Montenegrin Interior Ministry (MUP) has initiated, ex-officio, procedures to strip the mayor of the town of Kotor of his Montenegrin citizenship.

The reason is that the mayor, Vladimir Jokic, is also a citizen of Serbia.

Kacin: US taking responsibility for EU, Europe and Balkans

The new US administration's message is that it is taking responsibility for stability, prosperity and peace in Europe, in the EU, and in the Western Balkans.

This is according to Slovenia's Ambassador to NATO Jelko Kacin, who was commenting on the recent visit of US Vice President Mike Pence to Montenegro, Montenegro's state broadcaster RTCG has reported.

Montenegrin Serbs Back Vucic's 'Serb Survival' Initiative

Montenegro's NOVA party, which represents the large Serbian community in the country, will participate in drafting Vucic's proposed 'survival of the Serbian nation' declaration, alleging discrimination and political pressure by the Podgorica authorities.

"US taking responsibility for EU, Europe, Balkans"

The new US administration's message is that it is taking responsibility for stability, prosperity and peace in Europe, in the EU, and in the Western Balkans.

This is according to Slovenia's Ambassador to NATO Jelko Kacin, who was commenting on the recent visit of US Vice President Mike Pence to Montenegro, Montenegro's state broadcaster RTCG has reported.

Croatia to Revoke Disputed Import Fees

The Croatian government said on Thursday that it will revoke controversial Ordinance on the Increase of Import Taxes that threatened to lead to a trade war between Zagreb and neighbouring Balkan countries.

Croatia recently adopted new rules that increased fees for inspections of fruit and vegetable imports from 12 euros to 270 euros.

Ministers call on Croatia to scrap measures

SARAJEVO - Ministers from Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), Montenegro, Macedonia and Serbia on Monday agreed a set of conclusions following Croatian measures affecting agricultural imports from third countries and signed a joint letter they sent to the EC.

Serbia and Montenegro Ex-President Risks Expropriation

Former Serbia and Montenegro president Svetozar Marovic has until mid-September to pay 1.1 million euros to Montenegro after making a plea bargain with the special prosecution and admitting that he abused his political position to benefit a criminal group involved in property in his hometown of Budva.

Montenegrin Resort to Exhibit St. Leopold's Remains

The authorities in the coastal town of Herceg Novi, in Montenegro's Boka Bay, are preparing for an influx of pilgrims next month when they exhibit the remains of St. Leopold, the Catholic priest who was born in the town. 

Half of All Bosnians Live Outside Bosnia

There are at least two million people living abroad who originate from Bosnia and Herzegovina, according to data from the countries in which they live and from Sarajevo's diplomatic missions abroad.

According to the data, published in a report on migration trends by Bosnia's Security Ministry, Bosnian citizens mostly emigrate to Germany, followed by Austria, Croatia and Serbia.

Serbia warns of possible counter-measures against Croatia

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Ministers from four regional countries have agreed their next moves in response to Croatia's new tax rates on imports of goods from third countries.

Croatia recently introduced non-tariff barriers, with fees that are 22 times higher than the previous ones.

No chance for Serbia to join EU in under ten years - analyst

It is Washington, not Russia, that is bringing disorder to the Balkans, Croatian political analyst Zarko Puhovski has told a Belgrade daily.

Puhovski also stressed that German Chancellor Angela Merkel has "repeatedly shown support to Serbia, and wanted to reduce Croatia's institutional advantage as members of the European Union, in relation to Serbia, which is not a member."

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