Long prison sentences issued for Democratic Front leaders and the Russians prosecutors said masterminded the failed 2016 coup attempt.
While EU members are taking steps to end or phase out investment for citizenship programmes, the opposite is happening in some potential future members.
As the coup plot trial that has gripped the Montenegrin nation nears its end, the opposition Democratic Front is preparing to defend its leaders from police arrest.
SMEs are under-represented in international trade and their contribution to value added remains low, the latest SME Policy Index finds.
Southeast Europe enjoys a largely free and vibrant press, but an index developed by consultant Keshif shows that the press is coming under pressure and diversity and quality are slipping.