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Krivokapic removes Abazovic from another position

This is the function from the position of the president of the National Council for combating High Corruption.
Given that Krivokapi is supported by the majority of ministers in the Government, it is realistic to expect that this proposal will be voted on at today's Government session.

Pressure Rises Within Montenegro’s Crumbling Govt for Early Polls

Montenegrin parliament session in Podgorica. Photo: Parliament of Montenegro

One of the Democratic Front leaders, Andrija Mandic, on Thursday said the current crisis should be solved within the ruling majority, warning that the opposition and former ruling Democratic Party of Socialists, DPS, shouldn't be allowed back into control.

"The government has already been dissolved"

This situation is actually just the culmination of several months of crisis in the government in Montenegro, which was won by the opposition parties after the elections, overthrowing Milo Djukanovic from the DPS. It should be reminded that Djukanovic is still the President of Montenegro.

Handball coach out after Euro Champs fail

Ljubljana – Ljubomir Vranješ has been sacked as the head coach of the national handball team after Slovenia failed to make it past the preliminary round at the European Handball Championship.

The news was reported Wednesday by the National Handball Association, which said it was just as unsatisfied with the Swedish coach’s performance as Slovenian spectators were.

Krivokapić dismisses Abazović; Protest in front of the Montenegrin Government VIDEO

The initiative was signed by 31 deputies, and the backbone consists of representatives of the Civic Movement URA headed by Dritan Abazovic.
The motion said they "will not simulate processes, delay and destroy the majority's will of citizens who want stability, reforms and the path to the European Union".

URA initiated a change of government in Podgorica; Radulović supported Abazović PHOTO

Democratic Montenegro reacted after the Civic Movement United Reform Action (GP URA) handed over this initiative to the Assembly.
"URA deputies together with DPS submitted an initiative to overthrow the government. The betrayal of the people's will of epic proportions is being prepared", the Democrats state on Facebook.

Montenegro’s ‘Blocked’ Government Faces No-Confidence Motion

Montenegrin PM Zdravko Krivokapic and Deputy PM Dritan Abazovic during the Independence Day celebration in Podgorica. Photo: Government of Montenegro

The motion was signed by 31 MPs from Black on White and Milo Djukanovic's opposition Democratic Party of Socialists, DPS, Social Democrats, minority parties and the Social Democratic Party.

Illicit Crime Cash ‘Flowing’ Through Bosnia, Serbia, Montenegro – Report

Millions of euros generated from corruption, tax evasion and organized crime are moving through Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Serbia every year, a new report by the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime, GI-TOC, published on Wednesday, says.

Montenegro Opposition Abandons No-Confidence Vote, Demands Early Elections

Montenegrin opposition MPs at a parliamentary session. Photo: Parliament of Montenegro

The no-confidence motion was proposed to parliament on November 30 by all 40 opposition MPs, but the opposition withdrew it before the vote, due in parliament on Monday.

Balkan Countries Unfazed by Belarus’s Import Ban

Albania, Montenegro and North Macedonia are not likely to be affected economically by a ban on food imports imposed by Belarus, which starts on January 1.

Although not part of the EU, they have joined recent increased EU and Western sanctions on Belarus, imposed over the migrant crisis at the Polish border, for which Minsk is blamed.

"Montenegro will be the first next EU member"

He said at a press conference on the occasion of the official visit of the Speaker of the Estonian Parliament, Jri Ratas, that the country has always been a sincere supporter of the enlargement policy.

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