Balkan route nations least tolerant of migration

bne IntelliNews September 24, 2020

Acceptance of migrants has declined globally, and the nations of the Western Balkans that bore the brunt of the 2015-2016 migration crisis are now the least tolerant in the world, a new Gallup poll shows.

BALKAN BLOG: What to expect from Montenegro’s first new government in three decades

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow September 22, 2020

As a hodgepodge of small parties up against an administration where the recently ousted DPS is deeply entrenched, Montenegro’s new government will struggle to achieve much. But the change of government in itself gives hope for the future.

Montenegro’s main opposition parties ink historic coalition deal

Denitsa Koseva in Sofia September 9, 2020

Democratic Party of Socialists to be excluded from government for the first time in 30 years as opposition parties form a broad coalition that gives them a majority in parliament.

The Balkans: External debts in uncertain times

Alexandru M. Tanase in London September 8, 2020

Are countries in the Balkan region taking on more debt than they can afford?

Huge crowds gather in Podgorica to celebrate opposition’s victory after 30 years of DPS

bne IntelliNews August 31, 2020

Exuberant crowds gathered in Podgorica and other Montenegrin cities as opposition parties agreed to set aside their differences to form new government.

Reported abuse of state resources fails to deliver decisive victory to Montenegro’s DPS

Denitsa Koseva in Sofia August 31, 2020

International observers report widespread abuses of office and state resources by ruling DPS, but the party will struggle to form a new government after it faced a widespread backlash against the controversial church law.

UPDATED: Exit poll indicates Montenegro’s ruling DPS will struggle to form government, putting EU accession at risk

Denitsa Koseva in Sofia August 30, 2020

The long-ruling Democratic Party of Socialists is neck and neck with the For the Future of Montenegro coalition, led by the pro-Russian Democratic Front.