Latest News from Montenegro

NATO chief hails 'historic occasion' as key text signed

The small Balkan country of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) took a big step Wednesday toward becoming the 30th member of NATO, the world's biggest military alliance.

Freedom House Report Downgrades Serbia to 'Partly Free'

Serbia was one of the countries with the biggest declines in its democracy score, alongside Nicaragua, Tanzania and Venezuela, in this year's edition of Freedom House's annual 'Freedom in the World' report, which was published on Tuesday.

Montenegro Opposition Leader to Join Steve Bannon 'Movement'

Nebojsa Medojevic, a Montenegrin MP and leader of the Movement for Changes, PzP party, which is part of the opposition Democratic Front alliance, said on Monday that he wanted his party to join American right-winger Steve Bannon's The Movement after meeting its representatives in Brussels.

FAQs: The Greece-FYROM name deal

The ratification of the Prespes agreement signals a new chapter for both Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), and also raises a series of questions regarding the future of the two countries. Here, we address some of these questions and attempt to provide some answers.

1. How does the agreement relate to FYROM's NATO bid?

BSMEPA Initiates a Meeting of Partner Organizations from the Western Balkans

A meeting took place in BSMEPA between Dr. Boyko Takov, Executive Director and HE Mr. Massato Watanabe, Ambassador of Japan to Bulgaria, Mr. Hidea Kobayashi, Coordinator of the JICA project for the Western Balkans and Ms. Aoi Yamagishi, First Secretary of the Embassy of Japan in Bulgaria.

FYROM can expect NATO invite in 'short time,' says Stoltenberg

The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) can expect an invitation to join the North Atlantic alliance soon, after Greece ratified the Prespes agreement changing its name to "North Macedonia," the head of NATO was quoted as saying on Monday.

Tesla Makes Charging Stations in the Balkans, but Ignores Bulgaria

Some time ago, Tesla promised that in 2019 it will cover the whole of Europe with its supercharging charging stations to extend "from Ireland to Kiev (Ukraine), from Norway to Turkey." The expansion of Musk's company is mainly focused on Central and Western Europe, where dozens of similar facilities already exist, but it also covers the Balkans.

Montenegro Jails Crime Reporter for Drug Trafficking

The Higher Court in Podgorica on Tuesday sentenced investigative journalist Jovo Martinovic to one and a half years in prison for alleged drug trafficking and membership in a criminal organisation.

Martinovic told BIRN that the verdict was politically motivated and not based on facts.

Do Paris and Hague think South East Europe is Europe?

Kneissl told a press conference summarizing her country's foreign policy in 2018 that she was satisfied with the fact that during Vienna's EU presidency, new chapters were opened in Serbia's and Montenegro's EU accession negotiations.

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