Montenegro

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 Invitation

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 Elections

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 MNE

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 Plotter

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 […]

Montenegro Aims for Decline of Public Debt

Montenegro Aims for Decline of Public Debt

“The Central Bank of Montenegro (CBCG) adopted yesterday recommendations for the Government for economic policy in the coming year, which are grouped into four parts (the real sector, the financial system, fiscal policy and statistics). ‘Recommendations are supported by encouraging the growth potential and increasing and improving the […]

Chinese Company to Build Montenegrin Superhighway

Chinese Company to Build Montenegrin Superhighway

“Montenegro’s transport minister Osman Nurkovic said on Monday he expects the government’s expenditures for the construction of the Bar-Boljare motorway this year to reach $209 million. The Montenegrin government plans to invest a total of 809 million euro in the construction of the 165 km Bar-Boljare motorway. The Export-Import […]