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Belgrade Watchdog Queries Cash for Serbs in Montenegro

The Serbian government's decision to allocate another 600,000 euros [more than 65 million dinars] for the Serbian House in Montenegro - just a year after it approved 3.4 million euros for the same purpose - has sparked criticism in Belgrade from watchdogs.

Ivanic: Dodik taking advantage of Bosnian Serbs' problem

Dodik recently said that it was high time for Serbs in BiH to delimitate.

Ivanic thinks that this statement represents Dodik's flagrant abuse of the problem of Bosnian Serbs in BiH for his own political campaign.

In the interview for today's edition of the newspaper Danas Ivanic reminded that Dodik said similar things before.

Haradinaj asks for demarcation with Serbia

Ramush Haradinaj told the press conference that he had demanded that the Commission start defining and marking the border with Serbia immediately after Kosovo and Montenegro ratified the agreement on their borderline, reported RTK2.

He said he thought the President of the Commission and his colleagues knew the border well which would make the demarcation process easier.

Which companies want RTB Bor?

Vecernje Novosti reports that the interested companies are Chinese Zijin Mining, Ugold Limited based in Cyprus and backed by Russian capital and Canadian-Finnish investment fund Champion Iron.

Sleepy Montenegrins Win Village's 'Laziness' Olympics

Four self-confessed lazy Montenegrins have won the so-called World Lazy Olympics, the sixth such event, after competing to be named "laziest person" in the region and win 800 euros as prize money.

Around 30 contestants from Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro competed in the "Lazy Olympics" in the mountain village of Brezna, near the border with Bosnia.

Merkel Offers Montenegro Help to Fight Corruption

Montenegrin Prime Minister Dusko Markovic said he talked with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin on Friday about "shortcomings and weaknesses" related to the fight against organised crime and corruption in Montenegro. 

Greek-Albanian border region closely monitored

Despite a 31 percent drop in migrant inflows via the Greek-Albanian border since the beginning of the year, the European Union's border agency Frontex remains on the alert in Ioannina, northwestern Greece. 

"Every normal person agrees with everything Dodik said"

Vucic pointed out that there are those in the international environment who would like an agreement to be reached, but also those "who would like less," and that there are examples of this in Serbia, too.

Mayors of Belgrade, Zagreb, and Sarajevo hold first meeting

Zoran Radojicic, Milan Bandic, and Abdulah Skaka met in Sarajevo, pointing out to the significance of this meeting, and announcing that they agreed to connect the three capitals into a common tourist route.

The next trilateral meeting, they also announced, will be held in Belgrade, and then in Zagreb. The mayors have expressed their wish for these meetings to become a tradition.

Yugoslav Author's Nobel Prize Exhibit Opens in Montenegro

Ivo Andric's 1961 Nobel Prize medal is part of an exhibition opening on Friday in the Montenegrin coastal town of Herceg Novi, in the house where the only Yugoslav winner of the prize lived for years.

Montenegro to Deploy Troops to Deter Migrants

Montenegro's government has authorised the Defence Ministry to deploy the army to help handle a migrant crisis, granting the military the right to deploy a range of joint patrols with police forces.

Foreing minister receives Korea's ambassador

During the meeting, Dacic expressed his gratitude to the diplomat "for the very successful and dynamic cooperation achieved during his term in Belgrade," the Serbian government said.

During the talks, "it was noted that bilateral relations are friendly, very developed and that there is a strong interest in further improvement."

"Trump referred to Montenegrin PM as whiny punk b****"

Trump's former assistant Omarosa Manigault Newman has made this claim in her new book, "Unhinged: An Insider's Account of the Trump White House."

The US president allegedly made the derogatory comment after a video went viral showing him push Markovic aside, drawing criticism on social media.

Croatian Singer Cancels Montenegro Gig over 'Stolen' Ship

Vanna on Tuesday cancelled the concert that was due to take place in the coastal town of Tivat on the deck of the Montenegrin military's ship 'Jadran' amid an ongoing row over the vessel's ownership.

The concert planned for August 17 was cancelled after the pop singer came under pressure in Croatia not to perform on a boat that critics said was "stolen" from her home country.

Montenegrin PM Heads for First Meeting with Merkel

Montenegrin Prime Minister Dusko Markovic will be hosted by German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday in Berlin, in his first official visit to Germany since he took the post in 2016, with Podgorica's bid to join the EU expected to be discussed.

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