Montenegro

Montenegro Minister Denies Hand in Army Union President’s Arrest

Montenegrin Defense Minister, Predrag Boskovic, during the visit to Montenegrin Army camp. Photo: Montenegrin Defense Ministry Montenegro’s Defence Minister, Predrag Boskovic, on Friday, denied that the arrest of Army Union President Zdravko Kasalica had anything to do with his support for the protests led by the Serbian Orthodox Church against …

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Most EU Countries Remain Closed to Serbia, Montenegro

A car driver being tested for coronavirus in Hungary. Photo: EPA-EFE/GYORGY VARGA HUNGARY OUT. Despite the optimism generated after Brussels recommended the reopening of EU borders for Serbia and Montenegro from July 1, citizens of the two countries still cannot travel to most European Union Member States. The EU Council …

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Montenegro Police Arrest Budva Mayor, Disperse Protesters

Police unit throwing tear gas on protesters in Budva. Photo: Facebook screenshot/Iva Bajkovic From June 17, the mayor and town management have refused to hand over power, despite losing their majority in the local assembly. Armed police surrounded the municipal building and used tear gas after protesters tried to enter …

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Balkan Countries Relax Guard Despite COVID-19’s Second Wave

North Macedonia: busy now with elections Despite the resurgence of infections in North Macedonia, which over the last two weeks reached a new peak, higher even than during April, most public debates now revolve around preparations for recently scheduled early general elections on July 15. While people mostly wear masks …

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Montenegro Accused of Violating Soldiers’ Rights Over Protest Ban

Montenegin Army Chief General Dragutin Dakic and Minister of Defense Predrag Boskovic in the military camp Danilovgrad. Photo: Montenegrin Ministry of Defense Montenegro’s Ombudsperson has accused the armed forces of violating people’s rights to peaceful assembly by banning army officers and soldiers from participating in protests held on behalf of …

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Montenegro Avoids Shameful Memory of Deadly Wartime Deportations

“Imagine when somebody takes away your father or husband, in front of your eyes and takes him to his death,” said Bosno. “After many years, we buried several of his bones, which were found somewhere around Belgrade.” The family had moved to Montenegro from Srebrenica in Bosnia precisely to avoid …

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Montenegrin Parliament to House War Crime Document Centre

Montenegrin troops were involved in besieging the Croatian city of Dubrovnik in 1991. Photo: Wikimedia Commons/Bracodbk. The head of the Montenegrin parliament, Ivan Brajovic, signed a decision on Friday to collect documents related to war crimes for the Documentation Centre at the legislature, saying that Montenegro must face its wartime …

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Protesters Clash With Police in Montenegro After Priests’ Arrest

Protests against the detention of the Serbian Orthodox clergy in Pljevlja, Montenegro. Photo: Facebook video screenshot Violent protests rocked several towns in Montenegro on Wednesday night after police arrested a Serbian Orthodox Church bishop and several priests for leading a religious procession in defiance of the government ban on public …

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