Latest News from Montenegro

Church Offer to Guarantee Coup Suspects Divides Montenegro

Podgorica Higher Court is expected to decide this week on a request to release three Serbian citizens accused in the coup case, after the Serbian Orthodox Church offered guarantees for their safety and availability to the court.

US Ambassador Accused of Meddling in Serbia's Affairs

Pro-government media outlets have accused US ambassador Kyle Scott of interfering in Serbia's affairs after the diplomat criticised Defence Minister Aleksandar Vulin for praising convicted war criminals.

The daily Vecernje novosti on Friday accused Scott of wanting to control the Serbian government.

Kosovo’s PM Thaci urges Albania to grant Kosovars citizenship

At a meeting with Albania’s President, Ilir Meta, on Wednesday in Pristina, Kosovo President Hashim Thaci asked Tirana to offer Kosovo citizens Albanian citizenship, to help them escape their current “isolation” from the European Union.

Thaci Urges Albania to Grant Kosovars Citizenship

At a meeting with Albania's President, Ilir Meta, on Wednesday in Pristina, Kosovo President Hashim Thaci asked Tirana to offer Kosovo citizens Albanian citizenship, to help them escape their current "isolation" from the European Union.

Montenegro Army to Retire Ex-Yugoslav Army Officers

Experienced officers who were trained and started a career with the former Yugoslav People's Army, the JNA, could now be retired in the wake of Montenegro becoming a NATO member in June.

Montenegro Coup Defendant Slates 'Rigged Anti-Serbian' Trial

Montenegro opposition leader Milan Knezevic on Monday pleaded not guilty to charges of plotting a coup, and told the court in Podgorica that he was only there because he was a Serb who opposed Montenegro's membership of NATO.

Thaci Accuses EU of Turning Back on Western Balkan States

Kosovo's leader Hashim Thaci on Friday accused the European Commission (EC) of turning its back on Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia and Kosovo over not offering them an accession strategy.

Brnabic: Joining EU is marathon

Joining the EU is a question of endurance, not competing against others, Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic has told the Brussels-based website EURACTIV.com

According to Brnabic, Serbia's goal is to close all negotiating chapters "between 2020 and 2022."

Mogherini meets with Pacoli in Brussels

BRUSSELS - EU foreign policy and security chief Federica Mogherini met with Kosovo FM Bedzet Pacoli on Friday during his first-ever visit to Brussels to discuss the EU integration agenda of Kosovo, visa liberalisation and the EU-facilitated dialogue with Belgrade.

Montenegro Snubs Kosovo Plea to Review Border Deal

Despite the visit to Montenegro of Kosovo's new Foreign Minister, Behgjet Pacolli, on Tuesday, the deadlock between the two countries over their border demarcation agreement - which Kosovo MPs still have not ratified - remains unresolved.

Albania Unions Demand Hike in Minimum Wage

Albania's Confederation of Trade Unions, KSSH, is pressuring the government to raise the minimum wage by 17 percent within a year, alongside other requests that would improve the conditions of working people.

KSSH chief Kol Nikollaj told BIRN that they intend to use any democratic means in order to achieve this objective.

In Pictures: Montenegro Gays March to End Violence

...Cincopa Online Video Platform Powered by Cincopa.comIn Pictures: Montenegro Gays March to End Violence Dozens of people marched the streets of Podgorica in the fifth Montenegro Pride parade, urging the state to impose stricter penalties for violence against LGBT people.Photo: Prcentaroriginaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AMwidth 1200orientation 1height 675Photo: Prcentaroriginaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00

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