Montenegro Suspends School Classes After Another False Bomb Alarm

A school in the Montenegrin capital, Podgorica. Photo: BIRN/Samir Kajosevic

The Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport Ministry said classes were suspended in the capital Podgorica and towns including Bar, Kotor, Herceg Novi, Niksic, Berane, Danilovgrad, Kolasin, Bijelo Polje, Plav, Gusinje, Sutomore, Petrovac, and a kindergarten in the town of Mojkovac.

Montenegro Acts to Save Bird-Rich Coastal Wetland

Flamingos in the abandoned salt plantations near Ulcinj, Montenegro. Photo: Center for the Protection and Study of Birds

Prime Minister Zdravko Krivokapic said the government's Privatization and Capital Projects Council rejected the request of the bankrupt private salt company Bajo Sekulic for property rights to the area.

Oil Exploration off Montenegro Triggers Fears for Environment, Tourism

Projections suggest Montenegro might have enough oil and gas out at sea to cover its own needs. It signed a concession contract in 2016 and officials say the first exploratory drilling might take up to six months.

But local residents and environmental activists are worried.

"There is no vision," said Natasa Kovacevic of the NGO Green Home.