Latest News from Montenegro

SEE Digital Rights Network Established

Nineteen organisations from Southeast Europe have joined forces in a newly-established network that aims to advance the protection of digital rights and address the growing challenges posed by the widespread use of advanced technologies in society.

Conditions for Serbian citizens for entering Montenegro have been announced

National Coordination Body has published specific conditions for entering Montenegro.
The IPH proposal states that the mitigation of measures was conceived taking into account the current level of the new coronavirus in Montenegro and the surrounding countries, and after consultations with representatives of the tourism industry and the association of hoteliers and caterers.

Crisis Staff reached a decision: Who needs a negative PCR test to enter Serbia

The decision applies to Northern Macedonia, Croatia, Bulgaria and Romania, epidemiologist Darija Kisic Tepavcevic told RTS.
It was also decided to stop the restrictions that applied to the citizens of Montenegro. All measures take effect from tomorrow.
The PCR test is not required for Serbian citizens coming from these countries.

Mergermarket: New Sale of Telenor Bulgaria Contemplated

The Bulgarian telecom operator Telenor may change ownership again, just two years after the Czech group PPF owned by Petr Kellner purchased the company. This was featured in Mergermarket, a specialized merger and acquisition information platform, citing anonymous industry directors as sources, as reported by Capital.

Azerbaijani Ambassador to Serbia arrested

According to the press service of the State Security of Azerbaijan, he was arrested on suspicion of embezzling a large sum of money from the budget.
It was also published on the official website of the state security of Azerbaijan.

"Their whole policy is based on lies"

"It will be discussed today and tomorrow, the decision has not been made yet. It is motivated by the need to protect the country when it comes to epidemiological reasons," he says, adding that the government will discuss it today, and that it will be a topic of tomorrow's Crisis Staff meeting.

All flights to Tivat cancelled - the collapse of Montenegrin tourism is imminent

These are flights that have not been operating since mid-March, when the National Coordination Body for Infectious Diseases introduced a temporary ban on flights at airports in Montenegro due to the outbreak of the coronavirus, Vecernje Novosti writes.
This decision of the Russian airline represents a strong blow to the stumbled Montenegrin economy, especially tourism.

Don’t Blame Balkan Citizens For the Latest COVID Surge

What explains this shift, from being the region that initially had among the fewest cases in Europe, to a surge?

Some country-specific reasons might explain individual cases, such as recent elections in Serbia and North Macedonia, or the government crisis in Kosovo, or protests in Montenegro and Serbia. However, none provides an overarching regional perspective.

Montenegro Police Arrest Opposition Mayor, Councillors in Budva

Police in front of the Budva municipality building. Photo: Facebook/ Iva Bajkovic

Heavily armed police surrounded the municipal building and arrested the town management. Police used tear gas to disperse citizens protesting around the building.

Budva Mayor arrested: Police used chemicals, patrols surrounded the building VIDEO

Investment Secretary Mladen Mikijelj was also arrested, as well as Marko Carevic's son and brother.
The police used chemical means, and the windows on the Municipality building were broken.
Municipal officials and citizens gathered early this morning in the premises of the Municipality of Budva, after a dozen vans full of police arrived in Budva.

"Montenegro opens border with Serbia on Monday"

"We have information that on Friday, June 19, the National Coordination Body for Infectious Diseases (NCP) will recommend that the Montenegrin border be opened to all citizens coming from Serbia, and as of Monday, we will, I hope, establish normal movement between the two countries," he said.

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