Montenegro

US Embassy in MNE Donates Equipment to Border PolicePhoto: US Embassy Montenegro

US Embassy in MNE Donates Equipment to Border Police

“On November 7, 2017 the EXBS Program (Export Control and Related Border Security Program), US Embassy Podgorica, donated inspection and detection equipment to the Montenegrin Border Police. This specialized equipment consisted of a  portable X-Ray inspection system, two thermal imager cameras, six video scopes, two all-terrain vehicle (ATV) […]

Juncker – Serbia, Montenegro in EU Before 2025; Bulgaria in EurozonePhoto: The Independent

Juncker – Serbia, Montenegro in EU Before 2025; Bulgaria in Eurozone

“‘I think that Serbia and Montenegro will become EU members before 2025,’ European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker replied to Tanjug’s question about “EU’s intentions that should be presented in the strategy for the successful accession of Serbia and Montenegro to the European Union” that he recently announced in a […]

What’s Holding Up MNE-KOS Border Demarcation?

What’s Holding Up MNE-KOS Border Demarcation?

The border demarcation between the two countries is a done deal for one of them, Montenegro. Its parliament has already ratified the 2015 agreement and awaits Kosovo’s parliament to do the same. Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj has called for ‘international arbitration solution for the demarcation of the […]

Stoltberg: No NATO Bases in MNE Until InvitationRFERL/Reuters

Stoltberg: No NATO Bases in MNE Until Invitation

“There will be no base in Montenegro without the consent of the state itself, said NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. ‘”There will be no NATO activities, there will be no NATO base, and there will not be NATO facilities in any way in Montenegro without the consent of […]

What do MNE and the US Have in Common? Russian Meddling in ElectionsEuropean Western Balkans/2BS Forum

What do MNE and the US Have in Common? Russian Meddling in Elections

“The US State Department’s Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defence Laura Cooper said that Montenegro could expect continued support from and presence of the USA in the region. However, she said it was no longer just support but a partnership, since Montenegro was now USA’s NATO ally. ‘The fact […]

WEEKEND READ: Hiking 120 Miles Through ALB, KOS, and MNEAlamy Stock Photo/ Evening Standard

WEEKEND READ: Hiking 120 Miles Through ALB, KOS, and MNE

“I’m hiking along the Ropojana Valley, in Prokletije — the so-called “Accursed Mountains”, which make up the rugged borderlands of Montenegro, Albania and Kosovo. It’s an evocative name but one that fails to do the area justice, since it’s a spectacularly beautiful place — jagged limestone peaks, rolling green […]

World Bank Report on Doing Business in 2018- Where are the Balkans?

The World Bank has released their 2018 report on doing business. Here’s where the Balkan countries rank for ease of business: Bosnia and Herzegovina – 86th Croatia – 51st Kosovo – 40th Macedonia – 11th Montenegro – 42nd Serbia – 43rd Slovenia – 37th The full report is […]

Russia Won’t Extradite Alleged MNE Coup PlotterDarko Vujinovic/AP/RFE

Russia Won’t Extradite Alleged MNE Coup Plotter

“Russian authorities say they won’t hand over a Montenegrin man to his home country where he is suspected of involvement in an alleged coup attempt. Russia’s Prosecutor-General’s Office said in a November 1 statement that it rejected a request by Montenegro’s Justice Ministry to extradite the person, whom it identified […]