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Kosovo Parties Eye Their Chances in Fresh Elections.

With the disputed Montenegro border agreement likely again to come before Kosovo's parliament, an early general election looks increasingly possible.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Planned Resort on Montenegro's Lake Skadar Alarms MEPs.

Urged by the EU and environmental watchdogs, the Montenegrin government pledged additional measures to preserve the Balkan's largest lake, which could be threatened by a planned 'eco-resort' on its shores.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Montenegro seeks arrest of Russian spy over coup plot - The Times.

Montenegro is to indict a top Russian spy it accuses of masterminding a failed plot to topple its pro-western government and stop the tiny Balkan nation from joining NATO, according to The Times.

- UNIAN - UA

Milivoje Katnic, Montenegro's Tarnished Coup Investigator.

The Montenegrin prosecutor may have been lauded in the foreign media for exposing a Russian-backed coup plan – but at home his reputation is being torn to shreds.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Montenegro Coup Claims Leave Russian Media Dumbfounded.

The media in Russia have been following the latest dramas in Montenegro with intense interest – though most see it as little more than a slur campaign.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Hahn: All sides in Montenegro should show restraint.

In an exclusive interview against the background of stalemate in Montenegro, Neighbourhood Commissioner Johannes Hahn told EURACTIV.com that he trusts the country's political leaders will find a way to compromise, and that he hoped to meet them soon.

- EurActive - UK

Moscow says accusations coming from Podgorica are 'baseless'.

Accusations pointing to Russia's alleged involvement in a 2016 Montenegro coup attempt are "baseless." Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said this on Wednesday, Sputnik reported.

- B92 - SK

EUR 285 million from IPA funds for cross-border cooperation.

A total of EUR 284 million from EU's IPA funds cross-border cooperation will become available to Serbia by 2020. This concerns cooperation with Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro, Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary, Macedonia, Croatia and two transnational program of cooperation – the Danube program and the Adriatic-Ionian program.

- B92 - SK

'Montenegro's beautiful, but Serbia earns more from tourism'.

Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic opened on Thursday the 39th International Tourism Fair, held in the nation's capital, Belgrade. In his opening address, Vucic said that Serbia earned "one billion and 42 million euros from tourism last year."

- B92 - SK

Montenegro seeks assurance Trump won't derail its NATO accession.

Stuck in a geopolitical tug of war over its NATO bid, Montenegro wants the United States to guarantee that it will ratify its accession protocol. American diplomats told EURACTIV that the process will take time but that US policy should not change.

- EurActive - UK

Consultative Council on South Gas Corridor To Meet in Baku.

The third meeting of the Consultative Council on the project South Gas Corridor will start in Baku on Thursday. Representatives of the European Commission, Georgia, Turkey, Albania, Bulgaria, Montenegro, Croatia, Italy and Greece will discuss the prospects for transporting 10 billion cubic metres of Azerbaijani gas from the ...

- Novinite - BG

Russia feels Montenegro coup allegations may damage bilateral relationship

, Feb. 23: Russia hits back over allegations that Moscow was involved in a failed coup in Montenegro and an attempt to assassinate the country's former Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic, stating the claims may damage relation between the two nations.According to CNN, Montenegro's chief special prosecutor has said that ...

- Sify - IN

Russia: Coup allegations damaging

Russia hit back Wednesday over allegations it was involved in a failed coup in Montenegro and an attempt to assassinate the country's former Prime Minister, describing the claims as damaging to relations between the two nations.

- CNN Top Stories - US

Russia involved in attempted coup, Montenegro prosecutor says

Ed AdamczykFeb. 22 -- Russian security services were involved in the attempted assassination of Montenegro's prime minister in October, the Montenegrin special prosecutor said.

- UPI - US

Montenegro on Alert Over New Cyber Attacks

The government in Podgorica has vowed to take action after a series of large-scale, sophisticated and coordinated hacker attacks on the websites of state institutions and pro-government media.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Montenegro: Russia attempted coup

Montenegro's chief special prosecutor has told a local TV station authorities believe Russian security services were involved in a plot to kill the country's then-prime minister and overthrow the government last October.

- CNN Top Stories - US

Montenegro: Riding the referendum caravan

As Montenegro pushes ahead with its bid to join NATO, the pro-Russian hardline opposition, hoping to block the country's accession, is using "neutrality" as ammunition to fight what it calls a pro-Western "mafia regime".

- EurActive - UK

The plot to overthrow… Montenegro?

The alleged Russian-backed scheme seems torn from a Bond film—yet somehow not crazy in the age of Trump and Putin The post The plot to overthrow… Montenegro? appeared first on Macleans.ca.

- Macleans.ca - CA

Montenegro: Russia involved in attempted coup

Montenegro's chief special prosecutor has told a local TV station authorities believe Russian security services were involved in a plot to kill the country's then-prime minister and overthrow the government last October.

- CNN Top Stories - US

Kosovo 'Lost No Land' in Montenegro Border Deal

An expert commission appointed to map Kosovo's territory has concluded that it lost no territory when it signed an agreement on the demarcation of its borders with Montenegro.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Montenegro Coup Suspect 'Was Russian Spy in Poland'

A Russian suspected by Montenegro of masterminding the recent alleged coup attempt was a military officer who was expelled from Poland amid an espionage scandal in 2014, a Polish diplomat told BIRN.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Montenegro points finger at Russia for failed plot to kill prime minister and stop country from joining NATO

The prosecutor alleges Russian military intelligence would have seen a group disguised as police officers attack parliament on Oct. 16 and kill Milo Djukanovic

- National Post - CA

Montenegro's ex-FM accuses Russia of "destructive" politics

PODGORICA, Montenegro " Montenegro's former prime minister has accused Russia of "destructive" politics in the Balkans, following what Montenegro claims was a thwarted attempt to overthrow his pro-Western government.Milo Djukanovic,...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Montenegro's parliament 'will vote for NATO by 59%'

Montenegro will finish the ratification procedure of its NATO accession with a vote in parliament in the coming months. Public opinion is evenly divided for and against NATO membership, but it is unlikely that a referendum will be called over the issue.

- EurActive - UK

Ilham Ahmed: Sudan Wants to Revive Ties with Bulgaria at All Levels

Novinite has met with Sudan's Ambassador to Bulgaria, H.E. Ilham Ahmed, whose country is marking 61 years of independence – but also the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Khartoum and Sofia. Ms Ahmed, whose mission in Sofia started in September 2014, is also accredited to Serbia, Macedonia, Montenegro and ...

- Novinite - BG

Montenegro accuses Russia over alleged coup plot

Montenegro's special prosecutor has accused Russia and its secret service operatives of plotting an election-day coup attempt that included plans to kill the small Balkan country's former prime minister.

- The Daily Star - LB

Kremlin denies Montenegro assassination plot

Moscow has rejected allegations that it was involved in a plot to assassinate Montenegro's prime minister. A Montenegrin prosecutor had said the alleged conspiracy was aimed at halting the country's NATO integration.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

PM: Russian military intel officers behind Montenegro plot

The security services of NATO countries have confirmed and corroborated Podgorica's information that a coup was being prepared last October on election day. This is what Montenegro's Prime Minister Dusko Markovic has told the TIME magazine in an interview.

- B92 - SK

Russia behind attempted Montenegro coup – prosecutor

Moscow orchestrated an attempted coup during Montenegro's October 16 election in a bid to stop the country from joining NATO, a Montenegrin prosecutor said Sunday evening, according to POLITICO.

- UNIAN - UA

Kremlin denies plotting coup, assassination in Montenegro

MOSCOW/PODGORICA,   - The Kremlin today rejected “irresponsible” allegations by Montenegro that Russia was involved in a plot to assassinate its prime minister Milo Djukanovic.

- Stabroek News - GY

Russia rejects Montenegro's coup claims

Moscow denies Montenegro's claims that Russia was involved in a coup plot in the Balkan country last year.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Russia rejects claim of Montenegro plot

Reports that "Russian state bodies" took part in a foiled coup are absurd, Moscow says.

- BBC - UK

'Russian State' Behind Montenegro Coup Plot, Prosecutor Says

Montenegro's special prosecutor has accused the 'Russian state' of involvement in the alleged coup attempt last October, amid dramatic new claims of Moscow's involvement in bid to overthrow the pro-Western government.

- Balkan Insight - UK

UK Media Focus on Montenegro Suggests Policy Shift

The strong support offered to Milo Djukanovic's coup allegations in an influential UK newspaper suggests an East-West tug-of-war over Montenegro is hotting up.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Kremlin denies plotting coup, assassination in Montenegro

MOSCOW/PODGORICA - The Kremlin on Monday rejected "irresponsible" allegations by Montenegro that Russia was involved in a plot to assassinate its prime minister.

- Reuters - US

Montenegro accuses Russians over alleged coup plot

PODGORICA, Montenegro " Montenegro's special prosecutor has accused Russia and its secret service operatives of plotting a coup attempt that included plans to kill the small Balkan country's former prime minister.Prosecutor...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Russia calls allegation it was involved in Montenegro plot unsubstantiated: RIA

MOSCOW - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov called allegations Russia had helped organize an attempted coup in Montenegro last year unsubstantiated, the RIA news agency reported on Monday.

- Reuters - US

Montenegro: Breaking the stalemate?

In a series of articles, Euractiv.com looks at the situation in Montenegro following the 16 October elections, when an alleged 'coup' was staged against the background of a geopolitical tug-of-war over the small country's NATO bid.

- EurActive - UK

EU calls for rapid investigation into Montenegro 'coup'

Montenegro, which broke away from a union with Serbia to become independent in 2006, has been engulfed in a coup drama since the 16 October general election when authorities arrested 20 Serbians accused of planning armed attacks against government institutions.

- EurActive - UK

UK Paper: 'Kremlin Plotted Montenegro PM's Death'

Sunday Telegraph says top UK officials have told it they believe the Kremlin had a direct hand in a plot to kill Milo Djukanovic and stop Montenegro from joining NATO.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Russia behind plot to kill Montenegro PM: UK officials

British officials believe Russian authorities were behind a plot in October to kill Montenegro's pro-Western prime minister, the Sunday Telegraph newspaper reported, citing senior British government sources. A special prosecutor in the former Yugoslav republic said in November that a group of “Russian ...

- Ya Libnan - US

UK officials think Russia behind Montenegro plot: Sunday Telegraph

LONDON - British officials believe Russian authorities were behind a plot in October to kill Montenegro's pro-Western prime minister, the Sunday Telegraph newspaper reported, citing senior British government sources.

- Reuters - US

Partnering with Telenor to launch RCS messaging in Europe and Asia

Over the past year, we've worked with the mobile industry on an initiative to upgrade SMS for people everywhere, providing a more enhanced messaging experience through RCS . Today, we're excited to announce that we're partnering with Telenor to enable the launch of RCS messaging to their 214 million subscribers across ...

- The Official Google Blog - US

Q&A: Duško Marković, the Prime Minister Stuck Between Putin and Trump in the Balkans

As he waits for the U.S. to approve his country's admission to NATO, Duško Marković, the Prime Minister of Montenegro, speaks to TIME about the alleged Russian plot to overthrow his government and the chances of the U.S. and Russian Presidents striking a grand bargain over Eastern Europe.

- TIME Magazine - US

NATO launches new Trust Fund for Montenegro

NATO launched a new Trust Fund in Montenegro on Thursday which will destroy 400 tonnes of surplus ammunition in a safe and environmentally friendly way. This is the latest example of NATO cooperation with Montenegro and will help keep people safe from harm.

- NATO - INT

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