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Radio Free Europe: Montenegro's First International Bond Deemed Successful

Analysts and Montenegrin officials say strong investor interest in the country's first international bond is proof that the European Union hopeful has a stable macroeconomic situation, RFE/RL's Balkan Service reports. Montenegro's 10-year, 200 million euro ($275 million) bond with a fixed interest rate of 7.85 percent was issued on September 8 and was oversubscribed three times...


CNN: Communist-era naval base reborn as superyacht marina

A former Communist-era naval base in east Europe could soon become the most important new European superyacht hub in decades. Porto Montenegro marina is being developed in the Bay of Kotor in southern Montenegro, the tiny former-Yugoslav nation, a region with the lowest GDP in Europe...


The Sofia Echo: Barroso praises Montenegro’s progress towards EU membership

European Commission President Jose Barroso, speaking after meeting Montenegro’s prime minister Milo Djukanovic, has praised the efforts of the country’s government which led to its application to join the European Union. Speaking in Brussels on June 9 2010, Barroso said that their talks had been "very constructive". "We have made important progress over the last year, both on visa liberalisation and the entry into force of the Stabilisation and Association Agreement."


Readout of the Vice President's Meeting with Prime Minister of Montenegro Milo Djukanovic

The Vice President met with Montenegrin Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic on January 20, 2010. They discussed the strong bilateral relationship between the U.S. and Montenegro, progress and challenges for Montenegro in its Euro-Atlantic integration, and Montenegros positive role in promoting stability in the Balkans. The Vice President reiterated U.S. support for Montenegros NATO and EU aspirations, and thanked the Prime Minister for his leadership and for Montenegros plans to contribute to the NATO mission in Afghanistan.

Original statement from Office of the Vice President.


Montenegros wild interior

The Montenegrins tell a story about the creation of their country. They say that after God created the Earth, he looked down in his bag which had once contained all the birds, fish, animals, plants, water and the first humans who now populated his new planet. He noticed that in the bag there were still some stones left and he threw them down to the newly created Earth, thereby creating Montenegro...


New York Times Names Montenegro's "ULCINJ SOUTH COAST" and Hotel Mediteran Ulcinj Among "Top 31 Places to Go in 2010"

Travel Editors of the New York Times have compiled their "Top Places to Go" guide for 2010. The New York Times has identified the Ulcinj south coast region of Montenegro, including Ada Bojana and Velika Plaza, as among the top 31 travel destinations to visit in 2010...


Montenegro property set to see fast recovery

Montenegro property has endured the financial crisis well and is set to see a fairly rapid recovery experts have claimed. The country has seen no cancelled developments, because of the much slower pace of development, and many developers were left holding sizeable land-banks when international demand began to wean...


FOCUS News Agency: Bulgaria lifts visas for Serbia, Montenegro and Macedonia

SOFIA Bulgaria lifts the visas for Serbia, Montenegro and Macedonia as of December 19, Serbian Vecernje Novosti daily writes, citing the Bulgarian Foreign Ministry...


BalkanInsight: Pope Received Djukanovic and his Wife

Pope Benedict XVI received Montenegrin Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic and his wife Lidija on Monday in the Vatican. At the beginning of the meeting, Pope paid Djukanovic an "award for his commitment to peace". The meeting behind closed doors lasted about 25 minutes, the Italian agency Ansa reports...