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Montenegro Improves Rating on Global Peace Index

The index of the International Institute for Economics and Peace, which aims to measure peace and stability in the world, said Montenegro has made progress compared to 2012, rising to 73rd place out of 162, up from 81st place in 2012.

Patriarch Irinej holds memorial service for Jasenovac victms

JASENOVAC - Patriarch Irinej of the Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC) held a memorial service in the Saint Ilija Cathedral in Mlaka near Jasenovac on Tuesday to mark April 22 as the day of the breakthrough of the Jasenovac prison camp inmates.

Patriarch holds memorial service for Jasenovac victims

Patriarch holds memorial service for Jasenovac victims

MLAKA -- Patriarch Irinej of the Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC) on Tuesday held a memorial service in Mlaka near Jasenovac, the site of Croatia's WW2 death camp.

Yugoslav Time Travelers Run in Montenegro Poll

A group of self-confessed nostalgics called "Jugoslovenski vremeplov" ("Yugoslav time-machine") on Tuesday will start their campaign to collect signatures of support for participation in the May 25 local elections in Podgorica.

Eleven years after the old Yugoslav federation officially dissolved, they said they aimed to represent all those who carry "the Yugoslav spirit in the heart".

Two moderate earthquakes hit region

Two moderate earthquakes hit region

BELGRADE -- A 4.4 magnitude earthquake jolted Slovenia at 10:48 CET on Tuesday, and was, according to reports, also felt in neighboring Croatia.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was at the depth of 12.4 kilometers, located some 52 kilometers southwest of the capital Ljubljana.

Kosovo Appoints Diplomatic Chief For Montenegro

Jafer Ahmeti will take up his office as Kosovo's charge d'affaires in Montenegro on Thursday.

Speaking on Wednesday, he said opening diplomatic missions in Podgorica and Pristina would further intensify the cordial relations between the two small Balkan countries.

EC: GDP higher than expected in most candidate countries

EC: GDP higher than expected in most candidate countries

BRUSSELS -- The European Commission has stated that the increase of GDP in Serbia and other EU member candidates was higher than expected - except in Albania.

In that country, a decline has been observed, the Beta news agency quoted the latest economic analysis of the European Commission.

Former Yugoslav Royals Demand Montenegro Property Return

Djordje Djurisic, the legal representative of the Karadjordjevic family in Montenegro, said on Tuesday that the descendants of the former Yugoslav royals were taking court action after a deadline passed for the government’s restitution commission to respond to their plea for their property to be returned.

Patriarch Irinej sends Easter message

BELGRADE - Patriarch Irinej of the Serbian Orthodox Church on Wednesday sent his Easter message to all Christians and said that he is particularly praying for the brothers and sisters in the Middle East and Ukraine, with the wish that his prayer and the Easter holidays enlighten the minds of hate-mongers against the Holy Orthodoxy.

Montenegro denies conducting anti-Russian policy

Montenegro denies conducting anti-Russian policy

PODGORICA -- The Montenegrin Ministry of Foreign Affairs has dismissed as "inappropriate" and "arbitrary" the criticism the country received from the Russian Federation.

Russia Slams Djukanovic over Ukraine Statements

Russia's Foreign Ministry on Monday expressed “deep disappointment” about Milo Djukanovic's recent "hostile statements at the expense of Russia".

Anniversary of Syrmian Front breakthrough

Anniversary of Syrmian Front breakthrough

ŠID -- The 69th anniversary of the breakthrough of the Axis line on the Syrmian Front and final battles for liberation from the Nazi occupation has been marked.

Dacic: We must respect legacy of our ancestors

BELGRADE - The 69th anniversary of the breakthrough of the Axis lines on the Syrmian Front and the final battles for Yugoslavia's liberation from Nazi occupation in World War II was marked in Adasevci near Sid, northwestern Serbia.

Serbian Prime Minister Ivica Dacic laid a wreath on the behalf of the government at the Syrmian Front memorial and paid tribute to the victims.

Only Serbia and Montenegro could join EU "as package"

Only Serbia and Montenegro could join EU "as package"

VIENNA -- Belgrade is against a joint EU entry of all Western Balkan countries "as a package," says Serbia's chief negotiator in EU talks, Tanja Miščević.

"The only such package possible is one that would include Montenegro besides Serbia," she said on Friday.

Miscevic: Serbia, Montenegro the only EU entry package

VIENNA - Belgrade is against a joint EU entry of all Western Balkan countries as a package, and the only such package possible is one that would include Montenegro besides Serbia, Serbia's chief EU negotiator Tanja Miscevic said on Friday.

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