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With the departure of Hashim Thaci, Kosovo's former president, to The Hague in November 2020 to face war crimes charges, and Vetevendosje's victory in early parliamentary elections in February, one might think that things will never be the same. It seems that we are putting the years of stagnation behind us and moving forward.
An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of up to 6.3 struck central Greece on Wednesday and was felt as far away as the capitals of neighboring Albania, North Macedonia, Kosovo and Montenegro.
There were no immediate reports of injuries. Local officials reported some structural damage, mainly to old houses and buildings that saw walls collapse or crack.
Zoran Lazovic at a press conference in Podgorica. Photo: PR Centar.
The Interior Ministry also axed six other police directors' assistants.
One of the blocs in the ruling coalition, URA, said that the sackings of police officers who were close to the former administration was fulfilling the new government's promises.
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According to official figures from Southeast and Central European statistical agencies, the number of marriages dropped significantly in 2020 during the pandemic, presumably because of social distancing measures and strict bans on public gatherings in many countries.
Protests in the town of Tuzi against the government health measures. Photo: BIRN/Samir Kajosevic
Protesters called on the government to withdraw its decision to prohibit the work of cafes and restaurants in the town. Police forces are currently deployed in the town where the cafes are still working, despite the ban.
The photo, and then the video, was posted on the social network Instagram by Mio Dobrainovi.
Portal Berane online writes that the police are securing the cubs and that the local hunting association has been called, while the arrival of the authorities from Podgorica is awaited. The bear is, by the way, an endangered species in Europe.
Montenegrin PM Zdravko Krivokapic at a parliamentary session in Podgorica. Photo: Parliament of Montenegro
On Wednesday, leaders of the Front, the largest coalition in the ruling majority, warned the government that if it did not adopt the law and dismiss the special state prosecutor, it will not vote for the state budget or other law proposals.