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Djukanovic was ready to put off the law; "Unfortunately, Amfilohije's call followed"

Montenegrin Prime Minister Dusko Markovic announced this morning that he and Montenegrin President Milo Djukanovic recently proposed to the Metropolitan of Montenegro and the Littoral of the Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC) Amfilohije to suspend the application of the Law on Freedom of Religion until the Constitutional Court and the European Court of Human Rights rule their decision, but that the

Balkans, Central Europe Failing to Prevent MPs’ Corruption – GRECO

Serbia, Turkey and Slovakia did not fully implement any GRECO recommendations on preventing corruption among parliamentarians in 2019, the latest annual report of the Council of Europe's Strasbourg-based Group of States Against Corruption, published on Wednesday said.

European chief prosecutor Kovesi on ECHR ruling:It's a victory of those who supported justice in recent years

European prosecutor-in-chief Laura Codruta Kovesi has stated on Tuesday that the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruling regarding her removal from the office of prosecutor-in-chief of the National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA) "represents a victory of all those who have supported justice in recent years years." "I am content for starting this demarche in which I believed very much, a d

MAE recommends all Romanian tourists who are in Spain, France or Germany to urgently return home

The Foreign Affairs Ministry (MAE) recommends the Romanian citizens who are on vacation or transiting the Kingdom of Spain, the French Republic and the Federal Republic of Germany, to take into account shortening their stay and urgently return to Romania, in the context of the development of the COVID-19 epidemic at European level.

Montenegro is rethinking the Law on Freedom of Religion

EU Enlargement and Neighborhood Policy Commissioner Olivr Vrhelyi said that Montenegrin Prime Minister Dusko Markovic had informed him that the Government was ready to temporarily postpone the implementation of the Freedom of Religion Act.
Multiple sources confirmed to "Vijesti" that Vrhelyi conveyed this message at a meeting with the Montenegrin opposition.

Greco Criticises Montenegro Over Judicial Council’s Independence

Montenegro has made no progress on the composition or independence of its Judicial Council, the body charged with upholding the independence and autonomy of courts in Montenegro. Nor has it made any progress in reviewing its disciplinary framework for judges, the report of the Group of States Against Corruption, GRECO, the Council of Europe's anti-corruption monitoring body, says.

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