Latest News from Montenegro

Balkan Insight’s Week in Pictures

A young man drives an electric scooter through the main square in the Macedonian capital of Skopje on September 12. With more and more people driving electric scooters, there has been an influx of accidents as there is no specific roads for these transportation devices. Photo: EPA-EFE/Georgi Licovksi.

Montenegro to Grill Albania Over River Power Plants

The Montenegrin government says it will ask Albania for more information on the planned construction of mini-hydro power plants on the Cijevna River at a meeting of the joint commission for water management on September 19.

Montenegro Journalist Appeals Against ‘Unjust’ Jailing

Montenegro's Court of Appeal said on Thursday that it will respond within a month to Jovan Martinovic's appeal against his 18-month prison sentence, which has been described by media campaign groups as a blow to journalistic freedom in the country.

‘Europe Recognises Balkan Anti-War Activism is Important’

Ivan Djuric, the programme director of the Youth Initiative for Human Rights' branch in Serbia, told BIRN in an interview that the organisation's nomination for the Vaclav Havel Human Rights Prize is a recognition that anti-war campaigning remains necessary in the Balkan region.

Five Kosovo Serbs’ Remains Handed Over to Family

Five members of the Sutakovic family from the Kosovo town of Djakovica/Gjakova, whose remains were exhumed from a disused bunker in the town in 2018, were buried on Tuesday in Andrijevica in Montenegro after a ceremony at an Orthodox monastery in Berane.

"Russia wants disorder"; "Agreement between Belgrade and Pristina is possible"

He added that United States would back the Government in Pristina as it is devoted to dialogue, while Russian wants the region based on disorder and mistrust.
"One of our primary goals is to support the formation of Kosovo Government that is devoted to dialogue, which means suspending tariffs and returning to the negotiations table", he said in an interview for RTCG.

In Montenegro, Political Power Pays Big

The salaries earned by Montenegro's highest state officials and the assets they hold do not always add up.

Kosovo Serb Remains Handed to Serbian Representatives

Remains of two Kosovo Serbs exhumed near Djakovica/Gjakove in Kosovo, who went missing in the 1999 war in Kosovo, were handed over to Serbian representatives at the Merdare crossing on Friday.

Montenegro Court Approves Croatian Request to Extradite Sindjelic

The Higher Court in Podgorica on Friday accepted an extradition detention order for Serbian national Sasa Sindjelic, who has been arrested in Montenegro on the basis of an Interpol "red notice" submitted by authorities in Croatia, where he is wanted.

U.S. Senator sends message to Montenegro: Your enemy is our enemy

U.S. Congressional delegation is visiting Montenegro headed by Senator Lindsey Graham, who said that the forthcoming elections will present a major test to Montenegro, and will be "closely monitored" worldwide, as Sputnik carried out.

Bosnian Capital Readies for Pride March – and Counter-Marches

Sarajevo is getting ready to host its first Pride parade on Sunday, aimed at supporting protection of the rights of the LGBTIQ community, which some 500 people are expected to join. However, the march will be matched by counter-marches held both the day before and on the same day as the Pride event.

President Iohannis says Romania has always supported EU enlargement policy toward Balkans

President Klaus Iohannis on Wednesday delivered a message to the opening of a conference on defence co-operation of the Chiefs of Defence/General Staffs of the Balkan Countries - CHODs Balkans in which he says dialogue in this format adds value to regional co-operation and helps strengthen stability and security in the Balkans.

BIRN Offers Grants to Explore War Crimes Archives

The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network has launched a call for proposals for small projects by journalists, artists, historians and civil society activists covering topics related to the archives of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia and domestic courts in former Yugoslav countries that dealt with war crimes cases.