Latest News from Montenegro

World Bank sees Western Balkan economies growing but reforms needed

Economic growth in the six Western Balkan countries is projected to rise 3.2% this year and 3.5% in 2025, going back to pre-pandemic averages but still too low for faster convergence with the European Union, the World Bank has said in a report.

PM Mitsotakis meets with his Montenegrin counterpart Spajic

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis reaffirmed Greece's commitment to supporting the European Union integration efforts of Western Balkan countries during his Wednesday meeting with Montenegro's Prime Minister Milojko Spajic.

Bulgarian President Signs Decrees for New Cabinet and Voting Change: Foreign Minister Replaced

In a decisive move, Bulgarian President Rumen Radev has signed decrees ushering in a new caretaker government and altering the voting process, with a notable change in the foreign ministry leadership. Prime Minister Dimitar Glavchev will lead the interim administration, set to tackle crucial tasks ahead of upcoming elections.

Multinational Iniochos air force drill starts Monday

This year's edition of the multinational air force exercise Iniochos will kick off on Monday.

The drill, which will run until April 18, is organized every year at Andravida Air Base in Western Greece by the Hellenic Air Force, and will be conducted in the greater area of ​​the Athens Flight Information Region.

EU leaders agree to open membership talks with Bosnia

EU leaders on Thursday agreed to open talks with Bosnia on joining the bloc, though negotiations will only begin in earnest once the Balkan country has passed more key reforms.

"Congratulations! Your place is in our European family. Today's decision is a key step forward on your EU path," European Council head Charles Michel wrote on X, as leaders met at a Brussels summit.

Israel to miss Iniochos Air Force drill

Israel will not participate in this year's edition of the Iniochos 2024 exercise in April, which is organized every year at Andravida Air Base in Western Greece by the Hellenic Air Force with the participation of many foreign countries.

US envoy travels to Montenegro to support its EU bid as war in Ukraine rages on

A senior US official visited Montenegro Monday to offer support to the small Balkan nation seeking to join the European Union.

During a press conference in the capital Podgorica, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Gabriel Escobar said Montenegro should be next in line to join the 27-nation bloc.

Joint program explores measures to reduce wildfire risk, emissions

Greece, France, and Montenegro have joined forces in a scientific program dubbed MediterRE3 that is aimed at adopting management practices to reduce the risk and extent of wildfires, as well as the resulting carbon emissions.

Earthquake Rocks Montenegro: Eyewitnesses Describe Frightening Scenes

Montenegro was jolted awake by a powerful earthquake in the early hours of this morning, sending shockwaves across the region. According to reports from various seismological agencies, the earthquake measured between 5.3 and 5.7 on the Richter scale, striking fear into the hearts of residents.

EU members should open talks with Bosnia on joining, executive branch says

The European Union's executive arm will recommend that member countries open accession negotiations with Bosnia-Herzegovina, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said Tuesday, despite lingering ethnic divisions in the Western Balkan country.

Djedovic Handanovic: Preparatory works for Buk Bijela project complete

BELGRADE - Serbian Minister of Mining and Energy Dubravka Djedovic Handanovic said on Thursday Serbia had completed the preparatory works for a project to build a Buk Bijela hydropower plant in collaboration with Republika Srpska.

The minister said completing all environmental impact studies and selecting the main contractor was what remained to be done.

Total chaos in Cetinje: MPs picked up a fight; "Shame on you" VIDEO

It all started this morning, in front of the assembly building in Cetinje, where the spring session of the Parliament of Montenegro is being held today, when supporters of the opposition DPS gathered, protesting the arrival of Andrija Mandi, the president of the Assembly.

Albania, wary of Russia, reopens Soviet-era air base to NATO

NATO member Albania, which has no fighter jets of its own, opened a rebuilt Soviet-era air base to serve NATO aircraft on Monday amid an increased threat from Russia, Prime Minister Edi Rama said.