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Milo Djukanović signed the Law on Freedom of Religion

Djukanovic announced that he has now signed the decrees that he first returned to the Assembly for a new decision.
"The dilemmas that I had and because of which I returned them to the Assembly for reconsideration remained", Djukanovic stated.

Montenegro Security Service Probes Destroyed Documents on Illegal Spying

National Security Agency boss Dejan Vuksic, meeting with Montenegrin Deputy PM Dritan Abazovic. Photo:Photo: Government of Montenegro

"There is evidence … that part of the documentation was destroyed - files on secret data collection made without a previous decision in accordance with the law," Vuksic told the daily newspaper Vijesti.

Kosovo Court Ruling Puts Kurti’s Election Candidacy at Risk

Albin Kurti's hopes of becoming Prime Minister of Kosovo once again have been set back after the Central Election Commission, CEC, on Wednesday said 15 of the 28 political entities that had applied to run in the February 14 snap elections had proposed candidates "not in line with the Law on General Elections, which specifies that a person who has been found guilty of a criminal charge in the la

‘I Didn’t Ask’: Balkan Women Share Sexual Abuse Traumas

After several Serbian women actors launched a court case against the well-known acting teacher Miroslav "Mika" Aleksic, accusing him of raping several of his pupils, women from various former Yugoslav countries, mostly actors and artists, have started sharing their own experiences of abuse on social media, sending the message to each other that they are not alone.

Sibiu nominated among best 20 European tourist destinations

The city of Sibiu has been nominated, for the second consecutive year, on the list of the best 20 European tourist destinations by the European Best Destinations Association in a competition taking place between January 20 - 10 February, the Sibiu City Hall reported on Wednesday in a press statement. The ranking will be established according to the votes received by each participating city.

Montenegro’s President Flexes Muscles with New Government

But analysts see a bid by Djukanovic to consolidate his party ranks before a crucial congress on January 23 and rally his base before a first electoral test in Montenegro's second city, Niksic, in March.

Delays Continue to Dog Bosnian Counter-Terrorism Policy

Infographic: BIRN 

BIRN nevertheless obtained a copy of the report, which confirms that certain key goals of the strategy were not met. As BIRN previously reported, the report confirms that no money was allocated from the state budget for implementation of the strategy, leaving it reliant on the goodwill of donors.

Storms Damage Ancient Montenegrin Coastal Town of Ulcinj

Storms and bad weather in January have caused serious damage to the famous Montenegrin coastal town of Ulcinj, bringing down part of the ancient town walls. Following heavy rain, part of Pinjes hill in Ulcinj also collapsed on to the local road on January 12, burying two vehicles.

Talk of ‘Theocracy’ in Montenegro Merely Reveals Elite Ignorance

"[E]very man became a judge of religion, and an interpreter of the Scripture to himself." If you thought these were the ironic words of a scholar of religion and/or philosophy in the contemporary era of social media and proliferating political narratives, think again.

Croatia Returned 7,000 Refugees in 2020, Bosnian Minister Says

A minister in a Bosnian canton bordering Croatia said the EU member state had forcibly returned over 7,000 migrants and refugees to Bosnia last year, asking why his own country had not done the same to its neighbours.

"The minister is serious"; Mandatory military service next year?

"Renewal of military service possible next year" "This year, the Assembly would have to make a decision on renewing it, and since the budget has already been adopted, I assume that there are not enough funds for a larger number of soldiers, but if it is legally regulated within this year, then next year military service could be resumed," Miladinovic concluded.

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