Latest News from Montenegro

Bulgaria to Launch Campaign to Attract Chinese Tourists, Says Bulgarian Tourism Minister

Sofia. China is very important for the European tourism, we seek to promote Bulgaria as a tourism destination in the Chinese market. We are preparing a marketing campaign to attract visitors from China, which we plan to launch next year. Bulgaria's official tourism portal will be available in Chinese after its upgrade in 2019.

Salisbury Poisoning Suspects Linked to Alleged Montenegro Coup

The chief suspects behind the Salisbury poisonings and the organisers of an alleged coup in Montenegro in 2016 may have had close links, according to the British conservative Daily Telegraph newspaper, citing a Bellingcat investigation.

Train engine derails on Belgrade-Bar railway

The Railway Infrastructure company said in a press release that safety of traffic and passengers was not endangered during the incident, the cause of which is now being investigated.

They also said that the engine was quickly replaced, allowing the train to continue on its way to Belgrade.

Frontex to Help Serbia Manage Migrant Challenge

Europe's Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship, Dimitris Avramopoulos, and Serbia's Interior Minister, Nebojsa Stefanovic, on Thursday initialed an agreement on cooperation between Serbia and Frontex, the European Border and Coast Guard Agency.

"Serbia to sign Frontex agreement - today"

Avramopoulos, who arrives in Belgrade this Thursday, explained to the daily Blic that the EU-Serbia agreement on the activities carried out by the European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex) will enable the agency's to deploy teams in Serbia to control and the border crossings along with members of the Serbian border police.

Balkan Crime-Busting Operation Yields Drugs and Firearms

A major police action involving 8,300 police from 28 countries and designed to curb crime orginating from the Balkans has resulted in almost half a million people, vehicles and premises being checked on the ground, Europol said on Friday.

Plans to Celebrate Unification Reopen Montenegro's Divisions

The Serbian National Council, the body representing Serbs in Montenegro, on Thursday asked permission to use the main hall of the Montenegrin National Theater to celebrate the unification of Serbia and Montenegro - an event that the government believes should not be celebrated at all.

EU is weak, can't expand to W. Balkans - Slovenian president

According to the British Express, Pahor said the EU "could not hope to take on the likes of Serbia, Montenegro and Albania as new members in its current state."

"A weak EU will not be able to expand to the Western Balkans," he told during a forum in Bled on Tuesday, in the presence of European Commission's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier.

Greek hoopsters not up to the task yet

The men's national basketball team showed in the friendly tournament it featured at in Paris over the weekend it is not yet up to the level required for the second round of qualifiers for the 2019 World Championship that begins on Thursday.

Montenegro to Host Some Migrants From Italy

The government of Montenegro has said it will receive up to five refugees and migrants who disembarked at a port in Sicily after the Italian authorities kept them on the ship for days.

Serbian Patriarch Opposes New States Having Own Churches

As the battle hots up over whether a number of countries in the region should get their own Orthodox Churches, Serbian Patriarch Irinej has written to Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople warning him about the danger of introducing the principle of giving ecclesiastical independence, or autocephaly, to new states or nations.

Bosnia Prosecution Files Indictment for Foca Crimes

Bosnia's state prosecution has filed an indictment against Slobodan Curcic, now residing in Montenegro, charging him with crimes against Bosniaks in the Foca area during the 1992-5 war in Bosnia.

PM Borisov with a New Idea for Equal Toll Taxes on the Balkans

Part of the repayment of the credits that international financial institutions could allocate for Balkan connectivity can be made by introducing tolls and road user charges in the region to be unified.

Montenegro Opposition Launch Petition Against Kosovo Recognition

The Democratic Front and the Serbian National Council, which represent the Serbian community in Montenegro, on Monday said they would launch a petition to annul Montenegro's decision to recognize Kosovo's independence.

Greek triumph at water polo's Youth Europeans

Greece won the European Men's Under-19 Water Polo Championship in Belarus on Sunday, downing Montenegro in the final.

After its amazing triumph with an 8-0 score over Croatia in Saturday's semifinal, Greece overpowered Montenegro with a 14-12 score in Minsk, despite trailing 5-2, to land the gold medal.