Zdravko Krivokapic, leader of an alliance that includes strongly pro-Serb parties. Photograph: Boris Pejovic/EPA

Opponents of Montenegrin president Milo Djukanovic say they are poised to end three decades of rule by his Democratic Party of Socialists (DPS) after (...)

Czech  prime minister Andrej Babis: ”It’s not acceptable – if it’s true – for a foreign state to take action against our citizens here.” Photograph:  Getty Images

The Russian embassy in Prague has asked Czech police to protect one of its diplomats who local media say was involved in an alleged plot to poison pol(...)

A scuffle in Montenegro’s parliament in Podgorica on December 27th after opposition tried to prevent the vote on a Bill on religious freedoms and legal rights of religious organisations. Photograph: Stevo Vasiljevic/Reuters

Opponents of Montenegro’s new law on religion plan more rallies against what they call an attack on the Serbian Orthodox Church, after thousands of pr(...)

  Milo Dukanovic, centre, is backing a Bill to oblige religious communities to prove that their properties were in their possession before 1918. Photograph:  Pierre Crom/Getty Images

A looming dispute over church property has sparked an angry war of words between Serbia and Montenegro and exposed a growing rift between the former a(...)

A police officer stands guard in front of the high court in Podgorica, Montenegro on Thursday. Photograph:  Boris Pejovic/EPA

A court in Montenegro has convicted 13 people of involvement in a 2016 coup plot, including two of the country’s opposition leaders and two alleged Ru(...)

A riot policeman the far side of a broken window at the Radio Television of Serbia (RTS) headquarters in Belgrade after people protested over the smothering of democratic freedoms. Photograph: Andrej Cukic

Serbian president Aleksandar Vucic has called anti-government protesters “fascists, hooligans and thieves” after they forced their way into the state (...)

A supporter of the opposition party at an anti-government protest in front of the parliament in Tirana, Albania. Photograph: Florion Goga/Reuters

Thousands of people rallied in Serbia and Montenegro at the weekend, as anger around the region over threats to the rule of law and the EU’s alleged a(...)

Milo Djukanovic: portrayed himself as only candidate who could ensure Montenegro remained on a pro-western path, with hopes of joining the EU by 2025, and fending off Russian influence. Photograph: Stevo Vasiljevic

Milo Djukanovic has pledged to guide Montenegro towards European Union membership after a presidential election victory gave him an eighth term in pow(...)

Milo Djukanovic said victory in Sunday’s presidential elections “is more important for Montenegro and its path than to me personally”. Photograph: Savo Prelevic/AFP/Getty Images

Montenegro’s long-time leader Milo Djukanovic will seek a return to power on Sunday, in presidential elections held amid rising concern over mafia kil(...)

Montenegro’s opposition Democratic Front leader Andrija Mandic (right) stands next to a supporter in front of a court in Podgorica  on Thursday. Photograph: Savo Prelevic/AFP/Getty Images

A court in Montenegro has started hearing evidence against 14 people accused of planning a coup last October, in what prosecutors describe as a plot (...)

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