Montenegro

PM Markovic Addresses Nelson Mandela World Peace Summit at UNGAPhoto: Government of Montenegro

PM Markovic Addresses Nelson Mandela World Peace Summit at UNGA

“‘Montenegro confirms its commitment to continuously contributing to world peace and equality among people,’ said Prime Minister Duško Marković, speaking at the UN General Assembly at the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit, held on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Nobel Peace Prize. ‘During the disintegration of […]

Macedonia WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Macedonian President Urges Boycott of Vote at Diaspora Gala in Michigan; Macedonian PM Hopes for US Backing in Referendum; Stoltenberg: NATO door is open

Macedonia WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Macedonian President Urges Boycott of Vote at Diaspora Gala in Michigan; Macedonian PM Hopes for US Backing in Referendum; Stoltenberg: NATO door is open

“Macedonia’s President Gorge Ivanov has decried an agreement that would change the country’s name to end a long-standing dispute with Greece, calling on his compatriots to boycott the vote on the deal that takes place on September 30. President Ivanov said he would not vote in the referendum, saying the deal with […]

Montenegro WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Freedom House: “Montenegro, an EU Accession Front-Runner, Moves Backward on Media Freedom”; Markovic Optimistic on EU Accession in Meeting with New German AmbassadorPhoto: Vijesti

Montenegro WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Freedom House: “Montenegro, an EU Accession Front-Runner, Moves Backward on Media Freedom”; Markovic Optimistic on EU Accession in Meeting with New German Ambassador

“Attacks on journalists are a fact of life in Montenegro. Since 2004, media freedom organizations have recorded 76 cases, of which a majority remain unsolved. A month before the attack on Lakić, a bomb exploded near the home of another investigative journalist at Vijesti, Sead Sadiković. In 2013, a blast shattered glass at […]

WEEKEND READ: The Jacobian – “Ninety-Minute Nationalists”

WEEKEND READ: The Jacobian – “Ninety-Minute Nationalists”

“Football grounds in the former Yugoslavia have a grim record of sectarian violence. After the collapse of the postwar socialist state and the region’s descent into all-out war in the 1990s, some stadiums were used for prison camps and even for mass executions. Even in more recent times, football in the Balkans […]

China +16 Kicks Off in DubrovnikPhoto: Vogue.com/Alamy

China +16 Kicks Off in Dubrovnik

“Investment, health tourism and better business cooperation are the most important topics of the 4th international ministerial conference China +16, which started in the southern Adriatic resort of Dubrovnik on Wednesday, bringing together over 100 participants. Croatian Tourism Minister Gari Cappelli said the Chinese market held enormous potential, […]

Montenegro to Join NATO in Latvia

Montenegro to Join NATO in Latvia

“Montenegro also plans to join the NATO battle group deployed in Latvia, General James Everard, Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe, told journalists in Riga. The general said that he met with Latvian Defense Minister Raimonds Bergmanis (Greens/Farmers) and Chief of Defense Leonids Kalnins and discussed the issue related […]

Montenegrin Minister of Foreign Affairs Meets New Macedonian Ambassador to Montenegro

Montenegrin Minister of Foreign Affairs Meets New Macedonian Ambassador to Montenegro

“Srdjan Darmanovic, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Montenegro said that Macedonia’s NATO membership would contribute to a stronger and more secure region in a meeting with newly-appointed Ambassador of Macedonia to Montenegro, Mihajlo Trpkoski. The Ministry of Defense stated that Darmanovic congratulated Trpkoski on his appointment and wished him […]

Montenegrin President: Montenegro is Always Better When Niksic FlourishesPhoto: CDM

Montenegrin President: Montenegro is Always Better When Niksic Flourishes

“Montenegrin President Milo Djukanovic congratulated September 18th – Niksic Municipal Day to the Presidents of the Municipality and Assembly Veselin Grbovic and Radivoje Nikcevic, the Councilors, all citizens of Niksic and participants of the solemn session. ‘The advancement of modern Montenegro, a NATO member state, a country on […]

Nice view of the town of Perast, Montenegro and bay

Montenegro WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Croatia Demands Ship Back from Montenegro; Stoltenberg Reassures Commitment to Montenegro; Germany Donates Light Armored Vehicles to Montenegro; Montenegro is Attractive for Business and Global Citizens

“Montenegro and Croatia have resolved almost all of their differences more than two decades after fighting a war, except for one: a dispute over an 85-year-old former Royal Yugoslav Navy training ship. The majestic sailing vessel called Jadran, or the Adriatic, is currently part of the Montenegrin naval […]

Matthew Palmer Discusses Serbia-Kosovo Deal in EWB InterviewPhoto: MIA

Matthew Palmer Discusses Serbia-Kosovo Deal in EWB Interview

“Interview with Matthew Palmer, acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of State of the United States of America. The interview was taken during the Bled Strategic Forum 2018, which took place on 10-11 September in Bled, Slovenia, where Palmer was one of the speakers. European Western Balkans: The first general question I […]