Latest News from Montenegro

Montenegro Expels Albanian for Flying National Flag

The Montenegrin police directorate said that the Albanian national was expelled on Sunday for disrupting public order and breaching the peace by displaying the Albanian national flag at the Chestnut Festival in Ostros in the municipality of Ulcinj.

Turkish Threat over ISIS Fighters Poses Challenge for Balkans

Burak Bilgehan Ozpek, a professor of international relations at Ankara's TOBB University, said that, like the issue of Syrian refugees and their flow through Turkey to the European Union, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan would use the ISIS fighters as leverage for Western acquiescence to his policy on neighbouring Syria.

Montenegro, Italy Turn on Undersea Power Cable

The presidents of Italy and Montenegro ceremonially turned on an undersea power cable connecting the two countries via the Adriatic sea on Friday, making Montenegro a Balkan energy hub at the flick of a switch.

For Kosovo, England Match More than Just Football

While Sterling and Co were met with monkey chants and Nazi salutes from the terraces in Sofia, Bulgaria, last month, they face being feted as heroes by the home fans in Kosovo on Sunday, where Britain remains revered for its role in 11 weeks of NATO air strikes that drove out Serbian forces two decades ago and for its work in cementing Kosovo statehood since the territory declared independence

Verdict for the murder of lawyer Vladimir Zrelec to be rendered today

He was sentenced to 30 years in prison.
This is the first verdict for the murder of a lawyer in Serbia.
Namely, this is a first instance verdict to which both the prosecution and the defense are entitled to appeal to the Belgrade Court of Appeal.

North Macedonia Trails Balkan Peers on LGBT Tourist Safety

Serbia ranks as the safest destination for LGBT tourists and North Macedonia as the worst among Balkan states featured on a list of 150 most-visited countries published by travel bloggers Asher and Lyric Fergusson.

Montenegro Rejects Balkan ‘Mini Schengen’ Proposal

Montenegro's economy minister Dragica Sekulic said on Monday that joining the 'mini Schengen' initiative for Balkan states proposed by Albania, North Macedonia and Serbia would be a waste of energy because her country has already "opened its borders" and lifted trade barriers to its neighbours.

Romania wins five medals at the Balkan Cross Country Championships

Romania won five medals, one gold, two silver and two bronze, on Saturday at the 63rd edition of the Balkan Cross Country Championships in Berane, Montenegro, according to the website of the Romanian Athletics Federation. The only gold medal went to the junior women's team, made up of Madalina Sarbu, Angela Olenici, Helen Pacurariu Nagy, and Georgiana Simion.

Matthew Palmer: "Mini Schengen has US support" VIDEO

"The European perspective of the Western Balkans, which has been the basis of US engagement in the region for more than 20 years, has not changed and will not change", Matthew Palmer, US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State and US Special Representative for the Western Balkans said.

Balkan is in arms race; Neighbours, beware!

Like its neighbors, it increases its military budget and increasingly sends troops on missions around the world.
According to Donald Trump's famous "America First" saying, during a recent visit by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to Montenegro, they struck a deal on buying 67 armored vehicles from the US, costing $ 36 million.

Ukraine Will Join NATO

Ukraine will join NATO, Secretary General of the North Atlantic Alliance Jens Stoltenberg said in an interview on 1 + 1, BGNES reported..

US Praises Montenegro’s Partnership on Cyber Defence

The US embassy in Montenegro has paid tribute to an elite team of American cyber experts working in the Balkan country for a second year to generate fresh insights into adversarial cyber threats as elections loom in both the US and Montenegro in 2020.

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