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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.

Kosovo Promises No Racist Abuse at England Match

"We have worked hard with our fan community to have a pro-Western approach and sporting behavior with opponents, including respect and warm hospitality. We are an example in the Balkan region, with no excesses, nationalist or racist chants," said Eroll Salihu, secretary-general of the Kosovo Football Federation.

Montenegro Extradites ‘Coup Plot’ Witness Sindjelic to Croatia

Montenegro on Wednesday extradited Sasa Sindjelic, a former protected witness in the Montenegro "Coup Plot" trial, to Croatia, where he is to serve a jail sentence over an unrelated case.

It previously arrested Sindjelic, a Serbian national, on the basis of an Interpol "red notice" submitted by Croatia.

Vucic: Our strategic path is the path to the European Union PHOTO

The outgoing EU High Representative for Foreign and Security Policy, Mogherini, invited Vucic and other Western Balkans leaders to a farewell working dinner at the EU headquarters in Brussels, and on that occasion, Serbia's President Aleksandar Vucic thanked Mogherini for her efforts and support of Belgrade's European integrations, presenting her with a bouquet of white orchids.

Montenegro Court Rules Again to Send ‘Gulenist’ to Turkey

The Higher Court in Bijelo Polje has again ruled to extradite Gulenist movement member Harun Ayvaz to Turkey, where he is wanted for alleged terrorism offences.

The ruling, made on October 14, came after the Podgorica-based Appeal Court overturned the Bijelo Polje court's previous decision which said that Ayvaz should be extradited to Turkey.

Bosniak Man ‘Disappeared from Train’ Before Strpci Massacre

Radojko Jesic, who was a passenger on the train that was halted at Strpci station on February 27, 1993 before a subsequent massacre by Serb fighters, told Belgrade Higher Court on Tuesday that he saw his Bosniak acquaintance entering the train in the town of Uzice but could not find him again after Strpci.

‘Strict – but Fair?’: Dutch Approach to EU Enlargement

No, is the answer, according to the Netherlands, at least when it comes to Albania. While most of the blame was placed on French President Emmanuel Macron, the question arises why the position of the Netherlands differs from the overwhelming majority of other member states.

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