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Montenegro to Join NATO Cyber-Defence Centre

Montenegro is to join the NATO cyber defence centre based in Estonia by 2019, to tighten up its cyber protection abilities after coming under a series of attacks in 2016 and 2017.

Tennis: Romanian pair Irina Begu/Andreea Mitu wins BRD Bucharest Open trophy

Bucharest, July 22 /Agerpres/ - Romanian pair made of Irina Begu and Andreea Mitu on Sunday won the trophy of the doubles event of the BRD Bucharest Open tennis tournament, after defeating in the final match the pair Danka Kovinic (Montenegro)/Maryna Zanevska (Belgium), 6-3, 6-4.

NATO responds to Trump: Attack on one is attack on all

This came as a response after US President Donald Trump recently raised doubts about the case of Montenegro.

"NATO's collective defense clause, Article 5 (of the Charter) is unconditional and as if made of reinforced concrete. This means that the attack on one of our members is an attack on all of us," AFP was told by unnamed high-ranking official of the alliance.

Montenegro Rebuffs Trump Over 'Threat to US' Claim

After President Trump described Montenegro as a potential source of global conflict, the Montenegrin government said on Thursday that the country is proud of its friendship and alliance with the US, describing the relationship between the two countries as "strong and permanent".

Serbia seeks strategic partner for copper mine and smelter

The tender, published by Belgrade's Politika daily, envisions a 350 million dollar capital increase, Tanjug is reporting.

The strategic partner may be a national or foreign legal entity or consortium, the announcement said - and they must report sales revenue of at least USD 500 million.

Vucic and Thaci "agree to meet again" - EU

EU's External Service announced this on its website, and added that the meeting was held within the high level Belgrade-Pristina dialogue.

The brief press release stated:

Thaci describes latest meeting in Brussels: "Worst one yet"

Thaci spoke in the presence of EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini - who mediated the meeting - to tell reporters on Wednesday that the dialogue round was "difficult."

"This was the worst meeting that has been held with Serbia in the last six years," Thaci said.

"Why should my son defend Montenegro?" Trump: I ask the same

Trump remarked that US involvement in defending a small country, such as Montenegro, could trigger a world war.

In an interview for Fox News at the end of his European tour, during which he took part in a NATO Summit, visited the UK, and met with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Trump spoke about the functioning and the financing of the western military alliance.

Poll: 58% of Western Balkan Population Believes Bulgaria has Helped for the European Integration of their Country

Sofia. Some 58% of Western Balkan population believes Bulgaria has helped for the European integration of their country, according to a survey conducted in the Western Balkans by the companies which are members of the Gallup International Association (not related to Gallup Inc.) After the Bulgarian EU Presidency, the Western Balkans feel Bulgaria close

Trump Questions NATO Commitment to Defend Montenegro

Donald Trump questioned the United States' obligation to defend NATO allies such as "tiny" Montenegro during an interview aired late on Tuesday on Fox News.

Fox News anchor Tucker Carlson pointed out that membership of NATO obligates states to defend any other member that has been attacked.

Tennis: Four Romanian players among the seeded players at BRD Bucharest Open (WTA)

Not less than four Romanian tennis players are among the seeded players at the BRD Bucharest Open (WTA) tournament, equipped with total prizes worth 226,750 US dollars, to start on Monday on the BNR Arenas in the Capital City: Mihaela Buzarnescu is 2nd seeded, Irina Begu, last edition's winner, is 3rd seeded, Sorana Cirstea is seed no. 5 and Ana Bogdan is seed no. 6.

British report about Balkans: Russians, Chinese, Turks...

This is stated in the UK parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee report, which adds that many of the witnesses it heard "suggested that, by contrast, Russian influence in the region is weak, not least because its economic presence is limited."