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PODGORICA (Montenegro), March 23 (SeeNews) - Montenegro's gross domestic product (GDP) grew by a real 4.0% on the year in the fourth quarter of 2017, following a 4.7% increase in the previous quarter, preliminary data of the statistical office indicated on Friday. In the fourth quarter of ...
The Bosnian state court ordered Slobodan Knezevic into custody on Friday after he was extradited from Montenegro, arguing that he might try to abscond or interfere with the proceedings by influencing witnesses and accomplices. The prosecution suspects Knezevic of having participated in the arrest ... War
The Kosovo Assembly reached the 80 votes needed to ratify the controversial border demarcation deal with Montenegro on Wednesday evening, following two days of debate and interruptions with tear gas in the Assembly. The agreement was ratified with 80 votes in favor and 11 against. Early on in ...
Italy has pared back its plans for a power interconnector with Montenegro, with delivery of the project planned for the end of 2019 and capacity half what was originally expected, according to the CEO of grid operator Terna Luigi Ferrari, speaking to analysts Thursday. * Capacity of link reduced to 600 ... Montenegro
The man who attacked the US embassy in Montenegro on Wednesday was a Yugoslav army veteran, police say. The assailant threw a grenade into the compound in the capital Podgorica at about midnight (23:00 GMT), before killing himself. Authorities identified the attacker by his initials, DJ, but did ... police
The leadership of the Montenegro's ruling party, the Democratic Party of Socialists, DPS, decided on Monday that Milo Djukanovic will be its candidate in the April presidential election, when Filip Vujanovic will step down. Djukanovic reportedly beat Milica Pejanovic Durisic in the interparty election, after ... Politics
Ionian Adriatic Pipeline (IAP) is the best way for gas supply to Montenegro, Economy Minister of Montenegro Dragica Sekulic said in an interview with Trend. Sekulic noted that the main activities in Montenegro related to the IAP implementation are the development of Preliminary Design of the Ionian ... Politics
Steve Montenegro weathered a bad week to close his congressional campaign in the West Valley's Republican special primary. If he wins, does it portend a ... The Republic's politics team talks Steve Montenegro's flirtatious texts, including a topless photo he received, Gov. Doug Ducey's 676 rules and ... Politics
The FINANCIAL -- The EBRD and the government of Montenegro are joining forces to foster the development of the private sector, strengthen the investment climate and promote good governance. Under a Memorandum of Understanding signed by Montenegro's Prime Minister Duško Marković and EBRD ... Politics
The FINANCIAL -- The EBRD is providing a loan of €20 million to support the development of Port of Bar, Montenegro's main sea port. A major commercial gateway in the country, the port is a key transport link between Montenegro and the rest of the Balkan Peninsula. It handles over 95 per cent of the ... Politics
Republican congressional candidate and former Arizona senator Steve Montenegro's "revenge porn" scandal looks like a good, old-fashioned Arizona dirty politics story. This story has more holes than the border fence and more fun political intrigue than other news media are reporting. Politics
Montenegro Airlines anticipates for a strong year during which it will launch new routes, stabilise its finances and carry a record number of passengers ahead of the planned renewal of its fleet in 2019. This summer, the airline will introduce new seasonal services from Tivat to Leipzig, Munich and ... Politics
The company said Wednesday its Park Air Systems business will supply the M7 air traffic management radio with VHF/UHF coverage and electronic protection functions to the Montenegro military in line with NATO standards. About Executive Mosaic: Founded in 2002, Executive Mosaic is a leadership ... Politics

The show will be 2 hours long. Slavko Kalezić, the 2017 Montenegrin representative will a special guest at the show and will perform 2 songs: the 2017 Montenegrin Eurovision entry Space and his new single El ritmo. Knez (Montenegro 2015) will be also gracing the ocassion and treating the viewers with ... Politics
February 16, 2018 - As foreign billions from all over the globe pour into Montenegro's luxury tourism sector, the situation in Croatia is quite the opposite. A little investigation after the excellent Adria Hotel Forum at Hotel Sheraton this week reveals just how far behind the curve Croatia is, and just how ... Politics
Kosovo and Montenegro have agreed on a process for resolving disagreements over a border demarcation deal between the two countries, taking a step that could enable Kosovo to gain visa-free travel to the European Union. Kosovo President Hashim Thaci and Montenegrin President Filip Vujanovic ... Politics
Montenegro relies on the experience of Azerbaijan's state oil company SOCAR in gas supply, Minister of Economy of Montenegro Dragica Sekulic said in an interview with Trend. "SOCAR's experience in oil and gas field is invaluable and we rely on SOCAR's expertise and advice when it comes to natural ... Politics
Reportedly the annex agreement will be signed by Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj and his Montenegro counterpart, Dusko Markovic. Kosovo Deputy Prime Minister, Fatmir Limaj, who is tasked by the Government to deal with demarcation issue, during an interview with the Kosovo TV channel ... Politics
Q. We are going on a cruise to Croatia, Montenegro and Greece, spending one day in Croatia and Montenegro but more days in other parts of Greece. Options on the ship are extremely expensive and while we don't mind doing some of them, are there some things we should not miss? Most places seem to ... Politics
Serbia and Montenegro could be set to join the European Union as early as 2025, according to a new action plan launched by Brussels. The EU enlargement plan for the Western Balkans, presented by the European Commission on Tuesday, offers a path to membership for the two Balkan states as well as ... Politics
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Montenegro's Prime Minister Dusko Markovic's visit to nearby Kosovo has been cancelled due to the fog. Kosovo government spokeswoman Donjeta Gashi said Tuesday Markovic's plane could not land at the Pristina airport. Topping the scheduled agenda was a disputed border ... Politics
Republican congressional candidate Steve Montenegro labels himself "a leader of virtue, honor and integrity." So how could he accept the endorsement of his former boss, Congressman Trent Franks, who was forced out of office by allegations of sexual misconduct? On this weekend's "Sunday Square Off," ... Politics
The European Commission intends to speed up the process of EU accession to the Western Balkan countries, according to Die Welt, quoted by BGNES. These include the Republic of Macedonia, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro and the Republic of Kosovo. "The membership of the ... Politics
Montenegro isn't the first place you might think of when planning a family holiday – many people don't even know where it is on the map. Yet, all this is about to change. Both Vogue and Lonely Planet have highlighted this Balkan country, with its spectacular landscapes, as a top new European place to visit. Politics
BELGRADE (Reuters) - A group of migrants, including 11 Syrians, were rescued on Tuesday from an Italian fishing trawler in the Adriatic Sea and taken to Montenegro, police said. Montenegro's coastal security sent out a rescue team after Erica, a 15 metre-long (50 feet) vessel, put out a distress signal 17 ... Politics
BELGRADE, January 29./TASS/. A new political party of Montenegro - Real Montenegro - will seek to restore good relations with Russia, and in particular to see the lifting of anti-Russian sanctions imposed by the country's authorities, party leader Marko Milacic told a news conference on Monday, ... Politics
The Montenegrin Movement, an NGO, said that people should not reconcile with the Serbian “hegemonic ideology” of the Chetniks, who opposed the independence of Montenegro. The Declaration on the Reconciliation of the Descendants of Partisans and Chetniks in Montenegro was signed on Saturday ... Politics
PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — Authorities in Montenegro say an explosion in a weapons and ammunition factory has seriously injured two people. It was not immediately clear what caused the blast early Monday in the Tara factory in the northeastern town of Mojkovac. Doctors say the injured workers ... Politics
In an op-ed article on January 22, US-based analyst Janusz Bugajski, an expert on the Balkans, criticised “attempts by some Western embassies to sideline Milo Djukanovic, Montenegro's most important political figure", calling them "a short-sighted strategic mistake". “One cannot assume that because ... Politics
There's all sorts to keep the kids entertained including a high ropes course and a football academy. Guests can enjoy the powder-soft beach, loads of activities and a top pool scene. Seven nights' all inclusive at First Choice's four star Holiday Village Montenegro costs from £938pp based on a family of four ... Politics
BELGRADE, Jan. 26 (Xinhua) -- Montenegro saw a marked hike in its foreign trade in 2017 with China playing a significant role both as an export destination and import source, according to figures from the national statistics bureau Monstat Friday. Total trade volume was worth 2.67 billion euros (3.32 ... Politics
PODGORICA (Montenegro), January 19 (SeeNews) - The European Union's judicial cooperation unit Eurojust has said it appointed Jelena Lucic Djaletic as liaison prosecutor for Montenegro. Djaletic officially took up her duties on December 4, Eurojust said in a statement earlier this week. "I am very ... Politics
Serbia and Montenegro are likely to be the next countries to join the European Union, possibly by 2025. After years of stop-start progress, the EU is making a new push to bring in the Western Balkan nations. "Either we export stability as the European Union or we import instability, and we have seen how ... Politics
Ivan Brajovic, the speaker of Montenegro's parliament, has set April 15 as the date for the country's next presidential election, with a possible second round two weeks later if no candidate wins more than 50 percent of the first round vote. Incumbent President Filip Vujanovic has served two consecutive ... Politics
"We should not be dealing with high topics and then have the Serb people in Montenegro seen as a factor that is anti-state, in view of the independence of Montenegro, because then the front turns against the Serb people. Then we cannot discuss the basic topics which we are interested in - the language, ... Politics
Noting that it is close to reaching its 33% renewable energy target, Montenegro's Ministry of Economy has said it will not issue any more licenses for renewable energy projects. It has, however, launched the third phase of deployment of solar PV systems for un-electrified households in secluded ... Politics
According to the Serbian government, Dacic said in Podgorica Serbia and Montenegro were "fraternal and friendly countries, as are their peoples," and "emphasized the importance of maintaining a high level of mutual communication and meetings." Dacic began his two-day visit to Montenegro with a ... Politics
Slavko Kalezić was chosen to represent Montenegro at the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest with the song Space. Slavko was one of the more colourful performers in the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest. His famous hairpiece created much discussion online and the same was true when he appeared on the X ... Politics
Ms Jelena Lučić Đaletić was appointed Liaison Prosecutor for Montenegro at Eurojust. She officially took up her duties on 4 December 2017. Since 2015, Ms Lučić Đaletić has been a Prosecutor at the High State Prosecutor's Office in Podgorica, Montenegro, after serving as Secretary since 2014. Politics
PODGORICA (Montenegro), January 15 (SeeNews) – Montenegro's prime minister Dusko Markovic said the government plans to invest 60 million euro ($73.6 million) by 2020 to improve the country's winter tourism infrastructure. The government plans to improve the conditions for ski and winter tourism in ... Politics
PODGORICA (Montenegro), January 15 (SeeNews) – Household electricity consumption in Montenegro decreased by 1.5% year-on-year to 130.7 million kWh in December, according to figures posted on the website of the country's power utility Elektroprivreda Crne Gore (EPCG). On a monthly comparison ... Politics
PODGORICA (Montenegro), January 16 (SeeNews) - Montenegro turned to an average annual consumer price inflation of 2.4% in 2017 from 0.2% deflation in 2016, the national statistical office said on Tuesday. In December alone, Montenegro's consumer prices rose by 1.9% year-on-year, after growing ... Politics
Two-person meeting between the two presidents will take place in the building of "Dondukov" 2, there will be plenary talks between the official delegations of Bulgaria and Montenegro. After the talks, Radev and Vujanovic will hold a joint press conference for the media at the Dondukov Emblem Hall. During ... Politics
BRUSSELS -- Montenegro and Serbia should be ready for EU membership in 2025 and Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo, and Macedonia should be well-advanced on their path to EU accession by then, according to a draft of the European Commission's Western Balkans strategy seen by RFE/RL. Politics
Uwe Gensheimer, the captain of Germany's handball team, scored nine goals from ten shot attempts as Germany dominated Montenegro from start to finish in their opening group stage match of the Handball European Championship on Saturday. "That was a perfect start for us. We had an opportunity to get ... Politics
Germany made an impressive start to the group stage this year's European Championship, defeating Montenegro 32-19 at Croatia's Zagreb Arena. The Germans are aiming to defend the European title they won in 2016.Uwe Gensheimer, the captain of Germany's handball team, scored nine goals from ten ... Politics


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