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Vucic Slams Montenegro for Barring Serbian Public Figures

After media reported on Thursday that Montenegrin police have barred four Serbian cultural, academic and legal figures from entering the country, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic condemned the decision and vowed to respond. 

Montenegro bans entry to Serb writers, historians, lawyers

"The crossing of the state border, beside Beckovic, has also been denied to historians Cedomir Antic and Aleksandar Rakovic, as well as Serbian politician and lawyer Dejan Mirovic," the daily Dan was told by the Border Police.

Serbian Officials Condemn Montenegro Unification Events Ban

Officials and politicians in Serbia on Sunday condemned Podgorica's decision to ban ceremonies marking the 100th anniversary of the unification of Serbia and Montenegro.

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said he doesn't understand the decision, which he said prohibits people in Montenegro from "thinking differently and having a different view of the past".

"International law died when NATO attacked Serbia"

"Even today there is pressure for Kosovo to be admitted to Interpol or UNESCO. How can Interpol preserve its reputation if it shares its data about drug dealers with Pristina, from where the most powerful drug clans come," Vulin asked in his address at the first plenary session of the 8th International Xiangshan Forum for Defense.

Migrants Clash with Police on Bosnia-Croatia Border

Several migrants and refugees were injured when they tried to break through a police cordon on Wednesday that has been preventing them from entering EU member Croatia at the Maljevac border checkpoint in northern Bosnia, local media reported.

Bulgarian Special Forces host В-9 Thracian Sword 2018 Exercise

On 22 October, the Bulgarian Ministry of Defence announced that the special forces of the nine member states participating in the Bucharest 9 Initiative (B9) started the multinational military drill "Thracian Sword - 2018" at the Novo Selo Training Area. This year, Bulgarian special forces are hosting the annual B9 exercise from 22 to 26 October, reports ArmyRecognition. 

Migrants, Refugees Block Bosnia-Croatia Border Crossing

Some 200 migrants and refugees blocked the main road towards Bosnia's border crossing with Croatia on Wednesday morning, resulting in the Maljevac border checkpoint being closed to all traffic, the Bosnian border police said.

Balkan States Mull Halting Arms Sales to Saudis

Both Croatia and Montenegro have said they are discussing the possibility of halting arms exports to Saudi Arabia in the wake of the death of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, but neither has made a decision yet.

"I hope Montenegrin officers know where they are"

And this resolution does not mention "the state of Kosovo," says Serbian Defense Minister Vulin.

He thus responded to his Montenegrin counterpart Predrag Boskovic, who said that Kosovo was "a sovereign state."

Members of Belgian-Serbian "football mafia" arrested

Among them are two Belgian football referees, and several club managers.

They are suspected of fraud related to transfer of players to Belgian football clubs Brugge, Anderlecht, Lokeren, Ghent, and others.

Organized crime prosecutors are currently taking statements from the suspects, the Prosecutor's Office for Organized Crime announced on Wednesday.

Balkan Police Help Crack Crime in Belgian Football

Serbia's organised crimes prosecutor's office said on Wednesday that Serbia, Montenegro and Macedonia took part in an international operation cracking down on corruption in Belgium's biggest football clubs, including Club Brugge and Anderlecht.

Matic's shocking post: Nemanja, Serbia will betray you again

Matic published a quote, whose source is still unknown - as is the reason for posting it - which states that "Serbia will betray him again."

"Yes, Nemanja Matic is ready to die for Serbia, just like his fatherland is, with the same enthusiasm, ready to betray him again. And she will do it. Have no doubt whatsoever, my Nemanja!", Matic posted.

A Turkish couple finds tranquility in Montenegro

Many Turks have been moving to Montenegro seeking citizenship of a country that eyes EU membership, but a Turkish couple has moved to the tiny Balkan country for another reason: Tranquility. The couple shared the details of their journey to Montenegro with the Hürriyet Daily News.