Latest Montenegro News

EU leaders fail to give Balkan nations a membership timeline

Oct. 06, 2021 10:40 AM EDT

BRDO CASTLE, Slovenia (AP) — European Union leaders tried to reassure six Balkan countries they could eventually join the trading bloc if they met its standards, but the leaders failed to provide a credible signal Wednesday that the EU's enlargement process will be relaunched in the near...

A look at world leaders named in the Pandora Papers

Oct. 05, 2021 07:46 AM EDT

A global investigation has revealed how the rich and powerful have being hiding their investments in mansions, exclusive beachfront property, yachts and other assets for the past quarter-century. Collectively these assets are worth trillions of dollars. The investigation,...

Progress stalls on EU entry for Western Balkans nations

Oct. 05, 2021 02:32 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — As European Union leaders gather for a summit on how to keep engaging with their Western Balkans neighbors, the bloc’s once-successful enlargement policy faces an impasse. The European Commission made repeated promises that the future of six countries...

New Serb unity day triggers worries across the Balkans

Sep. 15, 2021 14:22 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia kicked off a new national holiday on Wednesday with a display of military power and calls for all ethnic Serbs in the Balkans to unite under one flag, triggering unease among its neighbors decades after similar calls led to the bloody wars of the 1990s. ...

Merkel: Integrating Balkans into EU is strategic for both

Sep. 13, 2021 16:08 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — It's in the European Union's strategic interests to integrate the Balkan states into the bloc, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday as she urged Serbia and other countries in the region to do more on democratic reforms in order to join. ...

Police clash with opponents of Serbian church in Montenegro

Sep. 05, 2021 13:42 PM EDT

CETINJE, Montenegro (AP) — Arriving in a military helicopter, the head of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Montenegro was inaugurated in the state's old capital on Sunday amid clashes between police and protesters who oppose continued Serb influence in the tiny Balkan nation. ...

Ethnic tensions flare up in Montenegro over church ceremony

Sep. 04, 2021 16:55 PM EDT

PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — Protesters clashed with hundreds of riot police in the old capital of Montenegro on Saturday, setting up blockades of tires and large rocks ahead of the inauguration of the new head of the Serbian Orthodox Church in the small Balkan nation. ...

Montenegro police report finding 1 ton of cocaine in bananas

Aug. 27, 2021 09:11 AM EDT

PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — Police in Montenegro said they seized over 1 ton (2,000 pounds) of cocaine hidden in a shipment of bananas. The seizure is the biggest in the history of Montenegro, police said Friday on Twitter. Officers discovered...

Montenegrins protest inauguration of new Serbian church head

Aug. 22, 2021 11:10 AM EDT

CETINJE, Montenegro (AP) — Several thousand people demonstrated Sunday in Montenegro over the planned inauguration of the new head of the Serbian Orthodox Church in the small Balkan state. Ethic tensions have soared over the scheduled ceremony for Metropolitan Bishop...

"Unprecedented': Massive forest fire ravages Greek island

Aug. 09, 2021 16:01 PM EDT

ARKITSA, Greece (AP) — Firefighters and residents battled into the night Monday for a seventh day against a massive fire on Greece's second-largest island as the nation endured what the prime minister described as “a natural disaster of unprecedented proportions.” ...