“In December 2015, Montenegro opted to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), and in doing so categorcially rebuffed two years of Russian efforts to secure a port there for the replenishment and repair of Russian military vessels. Russia then embarked on a new strategy: stoking political and ethnic divisions to destabilize Montenegro and preclude further Western integration. In the Kremlin’s best-case scenario, a pro-Russia government would come to power and reverse Montenegro’s Euro-Atlantic course. To this end, Russia coordinated with local opposition and Serb ethno-nationalists in an unsuccessful attempt to topple the democratically elected government of Montenegro in October 2016.” (FPRI)
@fodorstravel profiles #tourism in the National Parks of @Croatia_hr.
#Kosovo Prime Minister @haradinajramush resigns following an invitation for questioning to the Specialist Chambers in The Hague as a suspect.
#Belgrade listed as one of the five most creative cities in the world; a 'hub for contemporary #art in #Europe once again'. #Serbia. https://t.co/lBzpMIzKzd
.@HouseForeign Passes Resolution on the #BytyqiBrothers
@NATO Supreme Commander Meets with #Serbia's @avucic, Def. Minister
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#Kosovo FM @pacollibehgjet , Parliament Speaker @KadriVeseliKS in #US
FM Darmanović in #WashingtonDC: 🇲🇪 #Montenegro and 🇺🇸 #UnitedStates are allies and friends that share the highest democratic values and firm Euro-Atlantic orientation, stressed during talks w/ @SenRonJohnson, @chelliepingree & @CSIS's Heather Conley3