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Montenegro-Croatia relations in danger over 85-year-old training ship

by Dusan Stojanovic 21 Sep 2018 07:06 UTC
‘Jadran' is moored in the port of Tivat, Montenegro. Montenegro and Croatia have resolved almost all of their differences more than two decades after fighting a war, except for one: an 85-year-old former Royal Yugoslav Navy training ship. © AP Photo / Darko Bandic

Montenegro and Croatia have resolved almost all of their differences more than two decades after fighting a war, except for one: a dispute over an 85-year-old former Royal Yugoslav Navy training ship.

The majestic sailing vessel called Jadran, or the Adriatic, is currently part of the Montenegrin naval fleet based in the port of Tivat. Croatia is demanding the return of the tall ship, which Montenegro adamantly refuses to do.

The disagreement is so serious that Croatia is threatening to block Montenegro's efforts to join the European Union, and it's also reviving old tensions.

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