Montenegro calls polls for August despite virus return

By |junij 22nd, 2020|coronavirus, Milo Djukanovic, Montenegro, Montenegro elections, Nato, News, Russia|

Montenegro on Saturday (20 June) scheduled a parliamentary election for August despite a return of the coronavirus two weeks after it had declared the end of the epidemic.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Montenegro calls polls for August despite virus return

Montenegro woos tourists to Europe’s ‘corona-free’ corner

By |maj 27th, 2020|COVID-19, Montenegro, News, tourism|

Less than two months after detecting its first infection, Montenegro is the first country in Europe to declare itself coronavirus-free, a success story the tiny country hopes will lure tourists to its dazzling Adriatic coast this summer.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Montenegro woos tourists to Europe’s ‘corona-free’ corner

BELGRADE – Serbia, Montenegro no longer democracies, says Freedom House

By |maj 8th, 2020|Aleksandar Vučić, Belgrade, citizens' rights, Democracy, European Union, Freedom House, international community, Kosovo, media control, Milo Djukanovic, Montenegro, News, propaganda, Serbia, The Capitals|

For the first time since 2003, the US-based NGO Freedom House hadn't ranked Serbia among "semi-consolidated democracies" in its report. Instead, the NGO put Serbia in the "hybrid regimes" category based on authoritarianism as a result of incomplete dem...

Komentarji so izklopljeni za BELGRADE – Serbia, Montenegro no longer democracies, says Freedom House

EU and Western Balkan leaders reaffirm ties in veiled response to China, Russia

By |maj 7th, 2020|Albania, Aleksandar Vučić, Andrej Plenković, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Charles Michel, EU-Western Balkans Summit, Montenegro, News, Nikola Dimitrov, North Macedonia, Serbia, Ursula von der Leyen|

EU leaders confirmed their "unequivocal support for the European perspective" to their Western Balkans counterparts during a video-summit on Wednesday (6 May). However, the final declaration doesn't make reference to a tangible time frame for the regio...

Komentarji so izklopljeni za EU and Western Balkan leaders reaffirm ties in veiled response to China, Russia

EU hopefuls up climate game in Western Balkans

By |februar 24th, 2020|Montenegro, News, North Macedonia|

Montenegro and North Macedonia have both pledged to cut emissions and put a price on pollution, as new initiatives in the two Western Balkan countries aim to align climate policies more and more with EU norms and standards.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za EU hopefuls up climate game in Western Balkans

EU in ‘frank’ talks with Western Balkan nations seeking membership

By |februar 17th, 2020|Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Charles Michel, Emmanuel Macron, enlargement fatigue, EU enlargement, France, Kosovo, Montenegro, News, North Macedonia, Serbia, Western Balkans|

European Council president Charles Michel on Sunday (16 February) met with leaders of the six Western Balkan nations seeking to join the EU, for 'frank' talks ahead of a key summit in Zagreb in May.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za EU in ‘frank’ talks with Western Balkan nations seeking membership

Montenegro needs own church to repel Serb nationalism: president

By |februar 14th, 2020|former Yugoslavia, Milo Djukanovic, Montenegro, nationalism, News, Orthodox Church, Serbia|

Montenegro needs its own Orthodox church to ward off meddling from Serbia and cement its identity, President Milo Đukanović told AFP, as tensions seethe over who controls a faith shared by both countries.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Montenegro needs own church to repel Serb nationalism: president

Commission tries to breathe new life into EU enlargement

By |februar 5th, 2020|accession, Albania, enlargement, enlargement negotiations, EU enlargement, Montenegro, News, North Macedonia, Oliver Varhelyi, Serbia|

The new enlargement rules presented by the Commission on Wednesday (5 February) are supposed to inject credibility, predictability, dynamism and a political steer into the increasingly moribund process. "This is a geostrategic investment," promised Olivér Várhelyi, the Commissioner for enlargement.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Commission tries to breathe new life into EU enlargement

Serbian Orthodox Church up in arms ahead of vote on religious law in Montenegro

By |december 27th, 2019|Milo Đukanović, Montenegro, News, Serbian Orthodoxy|

Hundreds of backers of Montenegro’s pro-Serb opposition took to the streets of the capital Podgorica on Thursday (26 December), rallying against a law they say would strip the Serbian Orthodox Church there of its property. Ahead of a vote on...

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Serbian Orthodox Church up in arms ahead of vote on religious law in Montenegro

Visegrad countries back opening of accession talks with North Macedonia, Albania

By |september 13th, 2019|Albania, Andrej Babis, Bosnia and Herzegovina, EU enlargement, Kosovo, Kosovo recognition, Miloš Zeman, Montenegro, News, North Macedonia, Ramush Haradinaj, Serbia, Visegrad Four, war crimes, Western Balkans, Yugoslav wars|

Four eastern European Union members on Thursday (12 September) backed the accession of Western Balkan countries to the bloc, saying North Macedonia and Albania should start talks this year.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Visegrad countries back opening of accession talks with North Macedonia, Albania