Latest News from Montenegro

"Russia is exerting influence in Western Balkans"

"The weakening and slowing down of the EU enlargement process in the Western Balkans opens up space for countries like Russia, and not only for them, but in different ways for both China and Turkey, and even for the Arab Emirates - the space for certain political and economic, and I would say religious activities," Vejvoda said.

Most Balkan States Adopt UN Migration Pact

More than 150 UN member states signed the Global Compact for Safe and Orderly Migration on Monday in Marrakech, Morocco - which has caused controversy in Balkan countries as it has done elsewhere.

Serbian Court Convicts Saric of Drug Smuggling

The Belgrade Higher Court on Monday in a first-instance verdict found the alleged crime boss Darko Saric guilty of smuggling 5.7 tons of cocaine from South America to Europe and jailed him for 15 years - after a four-year trial marked by speculation, intrigues and suspicions.

Serbia Awaits Verdict in Saric's Protracted Trial

Monday's expected verdict in the trial of alleged crime boss and drugs smuggler Darko Saric will end a four-year-long case that has been marked by speculation, intrigues and suspicions.

Ukraine to abolish partnership agreement with Russia

"The agreement on friendship, cooperation and partnership between Ukraine and Russia will be abolished on April 1, 2019," TASS is reporting, citing the proposal.

The agency said 277 deputies voted to support the decision that needed 226 votes to pass.

Bosnian Serb Strongman to Sack 16 Ambassadors

After meeting the new President of Republika Srpska, Zeljka Cvijanovic, on Thursday in Banja Luka, Milorad Dodik, the former RS President and new Serbian member of the Bosnian Presidency, said he would be seeking to replace a list of Bosnian ambassadors.

President and NATO chief in telephone conversation

The Serbian president thanked Stoltenberg in a telephone conversation for his statement that "this was no time" to form an army of so-called Kosovo and that so-called Kosovo's intent to transform its security forces into an army was coming "at the wrong time."

"5 of Europe's 10 most polluted cities are in Balkans"

According to the agency, the only ones who are happy are vendors of air purifiers.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), on the list of the ten most polluted cities in Europe, five are in the Balkans, and they are Bosnia-Herzegovina), Pljevlja (Montenegro) and Skopje, Tetovo and Bitola (Macedonia).

"Confidential report: Albanians testify about organ trade"

The Albanians in question were members of the co-called KLA ("Kosovo Liberation Army"), Milovan Drecun, a member of the Serbian National Assembly from the ranks of the ruling SNS, told public broadcaster RTS on Thursday.

Kosovo Opposition Urges PM to Quit Over Visa Liberalisation

The parliamentary group of the biggest Kosovo opposition party, the Democratic League of Kosovo, LDK on Tuesday demanded the resignation of Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj and his deputy, Fatmir Limaj, after a statement from European Commissioner Johannes Hahn that visa liberalisation with the EU is more likely to come by 2020 than the hoped-for end of 2018.

Ajša Vodnik elected as Vice Chair of AmChams in Europe

The international organization AmChams in Europe, established in 1963, serves as the umbrella organization for 44 American Chambers of Commerce (AmChams) from 42 countries throughout Europe and Eurasia. They represent the interests of more than 17,000 American and European companies employing 20 million workers.

Pristina official: I never spoke about "pact against Serbia"

He added said that the headline of the Dec. 1 article heard around the region was worlds apart from what he actually said.

I never said anything on creating a regional pact against Serbia. The headline of the article and what I actually said are two completely different things, Hoxhaj told the Montenegrin Antena M TV.

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