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NATO at a crossroads: Experts offer bold ideas for enhancing Eastern European security.

The NATO alliance—now 29 members strong after Montenegro joined on June 5—is at the center of renewed debates over the future of European security. NATO's pivotal role in Eastern Europe has taken on new importance for several reasons. There is the ongoing Russian intervention in eastern Ukraine, which has left over ...

- Brookings - US

Montenegro to strip mayor of coastal town of his citizenship.

The Montenegrin Interior Ministry has initiated, ex-officio, procedures to strip the mayor of the town of Kotor of his Montenegrin citizenship. The reason is that the mayor, Vladimir Jokic, is also a citizen of Serbia.

- B92 - SK

Montenegro: One ton WW2 leftover bomb found in river.

A WW2 leftover aerial bomb weighing 1,000 kilograms has been found in the riverbed of the Tara, the Montenegrin Interior Ministry has announced. The bomb was found by experts from the Emergency Situations Directorate near Matesevo, close to a highway's route, state broadcaster RTCG is reporting on Monday.

- B92 - SK

'Air Serbia was right to declare autistic boy unfit to fly'.

Serbia's Civil Aviation Directorate has announced that Air Serbia acted in line with the rules when the carrier banned an autistic boy from one of its flights. The Directorate announced that it launched an extraordinary inspection on August 10 of Air Serbia and Belgade's Nikola Tesla International Airport in connection with ...

- B92 - SK

Pence Visits Latin America as Venezuela Crisis Grows.

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence heads Sunday to Latin America for a week-long trip to meet with the leaders of Colombia, Argentina, Chile and Panama. Pence has in effect become a "roving ambassador" for the U.S. as the Trump administration has left many top diplomatic posts unfilled. Since April, Pence has visited South ...

- Voice of America - US

US VP Pence Embraces Role as Key Diplomat.

Vice President Mike Pence heads to Colombia, Argentina, Chile and Panama on Sunday, meeting with foreign leaders in a role that is becoming familiar for an administration that has left many top diplomatic posts unfilled. Since April, Pence has visited South Korea, Japan, Indonesia and Australia, attended security meetings ...

- Voice of America - US

'US taking responsibility for EU, Europe, Balkans'.

The new US administration's message is that it is taking responsibility for stability, prosperity and peace in Europe, in the EU, and in the Western Balkans. This is according to Slovenia's Ambassador to NATO Jelko Kacin, who was commenting on the recent visit of US Vice President Mike Pence to Montenegro, Montenegro's ...

- B92 - SK

Montenegrin Serbs Back Vucic's 'Serb Survival' Initiative.

Serb political leaders in Montenegro said they will join Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic's initiative to draft a declaration aimed at ensuring the 'survival' of Serb cultural identity across the former Yugoslavia.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Croatia backtracks on import fees, avoids Balkan trade war.

ZAGREB, Croatia " Croatia has revoked a decision to drastically raise import fees for fruit and vegetables, avoiding a looming trade war with its Balkan neighbors.Serbia, Bosnia, Macedonia and Montenegro had issued an ultimatum...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Serbia and Montenegro Ex-President Risks Expropriation.

Svetozar Marovic, the former president of Serbia and Montenegro, could lose millions of euros' worth of property if he does not pay a 1.1-million-euro fine after admitting involvement in corruption.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Strong explosion rocks Montenegrin capital.

A device of great destructive power detonated around 03:00 hours CET Wednesday in a commercial building near the Temple of Christ's Resurrection in Podgorica. Montenegrin state broadcaster RTCG said there had been no victims, but that great material damage had been done.

- B92 - SK

Montenegrin Resort to Exhibit St. Leopold's Remains

The remains of the Montenegrin-born Catholic saint will be brought to the resort town of Herceg Novi for a few days, with the authorities hoping to attract thousands of pilgrims.

- Balkan Insight - UK