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Call to Lynch: The War of Words Threatening Montenegro’s Delicate Balance

Jovanovic was sentenced in late April in the first instance to a year in prison for inciting ethnic hatred; Nilevic has been charged with the same.

On opposing sides of an ideological divide, Jovanovic and Nilevic are part of an alarming war of words playing out on social media in Montenegro, a war that took off in 2019 but has intensified since an earthquake election last year.

Balkan ‘Mini-Schengen’ Leaders Eye Open Borders by 2023

North Macedonia, Serbia and Albania aim to practically scrap all border obstacles for their citizens and businesses by 2023, eliminating long and tedious waits for travellers and complicated paperwork for companies.

Kosovo Faces Uphill Fight in Claiming Yugoslav-Era Property

More than two decades since it broke away from Serbia in war, Kosovo is trying to claim ownership over more than 160 properties dotted around the former Yugoslavia.

So far, proceedings have been started in the case of two properties in neighbouring Montenegro totalling some 37,500 square metres in the coastal municipality of Budva.

‘Genocide’ Controversy Erupts over WWII Massacres in Montenegro

The proposal came after the Peace is Our Nation bloc and the Black on White coalition, both of which are also part of the ruling alliance, voted alongside opposition MPs to adopt a resolution to recognise the Srebrenica massacres by Bosnian Serb forces in 1995 as genocide.

Montenegro Makes History With First Same-Sex Marriage

A rainbow flag during the annual Pride Parade (illustration). Photo: EPA-EFE/ESTELA SILVA

A municipal official in Budva, Milijana Vukotic Jelusic, said the marriage was between two young women, both from abroad but with Montenegrin origins.

Kosovo Sentences Montenegrin for Chanting Serb Nationalist Slogans

Risto Jovanovic (second from right) at Pristina Basic Court on Wednesday. Photo: BIRN.

The court sentenced him to six months in prison but ruled that Jovanovic can pay a fine of 6,700 euros instead of serving the sentence, which his defence agreed to do.

"NATO to protect its neighbors from Serbia and Belgrade's intentions"

"It is time for the EU and NATO to become realistic about Serbia and for Washington D.C. to send a clear signal that NATO will protect all of Serbia's neighbors from 'Belgrade intentions'", said the U.S. expert on Balkan issues, Daniel Serwer, as Koha reports.

"That moment will come, their role is crucial in reducing Serbia's hatred"

Azem Vlasi claims that is why the role of the United States in Kosovo and beyond is irreplaceable, reports Koha.
Vlasi pointed out that the moment will come when the United States will really join the dialogue between Kosovo and Serbia, and that it will not happen when Kosovo invites them, but when they find it appropriate - in the final stages of the dialogue.

Biden in a dilemma: Who are you, Djukanovic or Krivokapic?

Namely, Biden says in his congratulatory message that it was important to hear "your input during our recent NATO summit in Brussels". Djukanovic was not present at that summit, but Krivokapic. The summit was held in mid-June at NATO headquarters.

Only Serbia did not show support; "The EU has taken note"

This was announced today by the European Council.
On June 21, the EU Council imposed sanctions against 78 Belarusian citizens and seven entities for serious violations of human rights and repression of civil society, the opposition and journalists, and for the forced landing of a passenger plane.

Balkan Leaders Pledge to Boost Economic Cooperation

Leaders at an online summit on Monday, part of the Berlin Process, an initiative to boost regional cooperation among Western Balkan countries and their European integration, pledged to boost economic ties while affirming the need for EU integration of all the countries in the region.