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Montenegro Greens See Red Over River Dam Project

Several dozen people in the northern Montenegrin town of Bijelo Polje rallied on Saturday against a government plan to build a dam on the Bistrica River, which the authorities have now pledged to cancel.

Serbian Bishops Protest Over Patriarch’s Award for President

Serbian Orthodox bishops have voiced concern for the image of the Church after their leader, Patriarch Irinej, on Tuesday handed President Aleksandar Vucic a prestigious award for the "great deeds" he had done for Serbia and Kosovo.

A group of 14 bishops said in a letter to the Patriarch sent the same evening that they feared the reputation of the Church might be tarnished.

PSD's Dancila: European integration of Western Balkan countries will strengthen the European Union

The European integration of the Western Balkan countries will strengthen the European Union and consolidate peace, solidarity, prosperity in the Balkan region, Prime Minister and Chairperson of the Social Democratic Party (PSD) Viorica Dancila stated at the signing event of the Joint Declaration on the integration of the Western Balkans countries in the EU.

Admitting Western Balkans is an EU priority

The enlargement of the European Union into the Western Balkans is one of his priorities, the EU's incoming foreign policy chief, Josep Borrell, said on Monday.

Pompeo to meet with Mitsotakis in Athens on October 5

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will meet with Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis in Athens on October 5, after travelling to Italy, Montenegro, and North Macedonia, the State Department said on Friday.

Monuments to Ethnic ‘Heroes’ Spark Divisions in Montenegro

Representatives of the ethnic Albanian-majority Tuzi municipality and the Albanian diaspora unveiled the monument to the nationalist guerrilla leader in front of his former home in the village of Bardhaj.

Serbian Opposition Sceptical of European Mediation Offer

The Alliance, which comprises a number of centrist, conservative and right-wing parties, indicated it would not go back on a decision confirmed on September 16 to boycott the election.

"Their efforts come too late," Marinika Tepic, deputy leader of the Party of Liberty and Justice, SSP, a member of the Alliance, told BIRN. "This is our final decision."

‘Europe Recognises Balkan Anti-War Activism is Important’

Ivan Djuric, the programme director of the Youth Initiative for Human Rights' branch in Serbia, told BIRN in an interview that the organisation's nomination for the Vaclav Havel Human Rights Prize is a recognition that anti-war campaigning remains necessary in the Balkan region.

"Russia wants disorder"; "Agreement between Belgrade and Pristina is possible"

He added that United States would back the Government in Pristina as it is devoted to dialogue, while Russian wants the region based on disorder and mistrust.
"One of our primary goals is to support the formation of Kosovo Government that is devoted to dialogue, which means suspending tariffs and returning to the negotiations table", he said in an interview for RTCG.

Montenegro Court Approves Croatian Request to Extradite Sindjelic

The Higher Court in Podgorica on Friday accepted an extradition detention order for Serbian national Sasa Sindjelic, who has been arrested in Montenegro on the basis of an Interpol "red notice" submitted by authorities in Croatia, where he is wanted.

U.S. Senator sends message to Montenegro: Your enemy is our enemy

U.S. Congressional delegation is visiting Montenegro headed by Senator Lindsey Graham, who said that the forthcoming elections will present a major test to Montenegro, and will be "closely monitored" worldwide, as Sputnik carried out.

President Iohannis says Romania has always supported EU enlargement policy toward Balkans

President Klaus Iohannis on Wednesday delivered a message to the opening of a conference on defence co-operation of the Chiefs of Defence/General Staffs of the Balkan Countries - CHODs Balkans in which he says dialogue in this format adds value to regional co-operation and helps strengthen stability and security in the Balkans.

Fugitive Businessman Sues Montenegro Over ‘Lost Investment’

The president of the Atlas group, Dusko Knezevic, who is wanted for arrest in Montenegro, is taking the state to an international arbitration court, demanding 500 million euros in compensation, his company said on Friday.

V4 to Carry Flame for Balkan Hopes of EU Membership

But in an increasingly fractious Europe, officials from Visegrad Four (V4) states in Central Europe — Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia — say they will champion the cause of EU enlargement within the new Commission.

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