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Is There Any Hope for Montenegro’s New Government?

... corruption in the country; however, the former governments influence in the parliamentary structure and the new governments shaky footing may cause problems Like for many countries in the Western Balkans, the last few years have been a rollercoaster for Montenegro. The year 2020 started in uproar with protests against the new Law on Freedom of Religion, seeing tens of thousands of people march in protest in support of the Serbian Orthodox Church, the largest religious community in the country (Kajosevic,...


Southeast Europe Today. Immediate Development Prospects

... confrontation between Russia and the West abated somewhat. In the Balkans, this development is manifested in the attempts of certain local Euro-Atlantic-minded political elites to normalize relations with Moscow. We are talking in particular here about Montenegro, which, following the events of 2016 (an attempted “pro-Russian coup by GRU agents”) and until recently officially assumed an openly anti-Russian stance. Podgorica joined the sanctions formally, and President of Montenegro Milo Djukanovic ...


Possible International “Package Solution” Formats on the Balkans Issue

..., “great” Serbia, and “great” Croatia. This scenario would mean the following territorial exchange: — “Great” Albania : the Republic of Albania, most of Kosovo, part of Macedonia, part of Serbia (Bujanovac and Presevo), Ulcinj part of Montenegro; — “Great” Serbia : the Republic of Serbia, the Republika Srpska with access to the sea in the Herceg Novi region (Montenegro) and the Serbian communities in the north of Kosovo, including North Mitrovica; — “Great” Croatia : ...


Montenegro in the “Zone of Containment” for Russia

Geo-strategic changes in the Balkans force Russia to consider the region’s new position in Russian foreign policy Reasons for Montenegro’s Accession to NATO Two main motivations are present in the actions of NATO on the western part of the Balkan Peninsula—one strategic and one tactical. In terms of strategic motivation, the policy of luring former Yugoslavian republics ...


Andrey Kortunov speaks at 2BS Forum in Montenegro

The sixth annual To Be Secure (2BS) Forum , organized by the Atlantic Council of Montenegro, under the auspices of the Government of Montenegro, took place in Budva, Montenegro, on May 5-7, 2016. The Forum is one of the major international platforms for discussing the most important dilemmas in the field of security in the Balkans ...


Launch of process of Montenegro accession to NATO regrettable

The start the process of Montenegro’s accession to NATO is regrettable, chairman of the international affairs committee of the Federation Council upper house of Russia’s parliament Konstantin Kosachev wrote on his Facebook page on Wednesday. "The story is, of ...


Russia is the Past and the EU is the Future?

Montenegro gets behind the anti-Russian sanctions Montenegro’s position on the matter displays a certain duality. Since March 2014, the Montenegrin leadership has expressed its support of the sanctions imposed by the European Union on the Russian ...


Moving Towards New Meanings. 9 May in the Balkans

... What is more, with time, the war of 1941–1945 came to be overshadowed by the war of 1991–1995, about which Croatians have no major disagreements. It should be noted that attitudes to May 9 have acquired a geopolitical meaning this year in Montenegro. In late April. The last military parade in Yugoslavia, 1985 Today, amid discussions over which world leaders will come to Moscow on May 9, I am reminded of how then Croatian President Franjo Tuđman was invited to attend ...


Balkans Come to the Fore

... the center of international attention? Alexander Pivovarenko, Research Associate of the RAS Institute of Slavonic Studies and RIAC expert, shares his insights on the situation. The issue of NATO enlargement through incorporating the Balkan states of Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Macedonia is being discussed again. In your opinion, is this really a possibility in the short run? Indeed, the NATO summit held in Newport on September 4-5, 2014 gave such discussions a fresh impetus. First of all,...


Modern Russia in the Modern Balkans: Soft Power through Investment

.... The six republics of the former Yugoslavia analyzed in this paper can be divided into three groups. Serbia, which has historically enjoyed a “special relationship” with Russia, can undoubtedly be called a traditional Russian partner . Montenegro can be placed in the same category, but with certain reservations. The nature of investment there is somewhat different, as it is corporations that invest in Serbia, while it is individuals who invest in Montenegro (chiefly in real estate and ...


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