Latest News from Montenegro

Montenegro Acts to Save Bird-Rich Coastal Wetland

Flamingos in the abandoned salt plantations near Ulcinj, Montenegro. Photo: Center for the Protection and Study of Birds

Prime Minister Zdravko Krivokapic said the government's Privatization and Capital Projects Council rejected the request of the bankrupt private salt company Bajo Sekulic for property rights to the area.

Balkan Region’s Media Pluralism Stagnated in Pandemic, Report Warns

Balkan countries have experienced a general stagnation or deterioration in terms of media pluralism and media freedoms during 2020, shows a new study, "Media Pluralism Monitor 2021", published by the Centre for Media Pluralism and Media Freedom at the European University Institute.

Kosovo Sentences Montenegrin for Chanting Serb Nationalist Slogans

Risto Jovanovic (second from right) at Pristina Basic Court on Wednesday. Photo: BIRN.

The court sentenced him to six months in prison but ruled that Jovanovic can pay a fine of 6,700 euros instead of serving the sentence, which his defence agreed to do.

"NATO to protect its neighbors from Serbia and Belgrade's intentions"

"It is time for the EU and NATO to become realistic about Serbia and for Washington D.C. to send a clear signal that NATO will protect all of Serbia's neighbors from 'Belgrade intentions'", said the U.S. expert on Balkan issues, Daniel Serwer, as Koha reports.

"That moment will come, their role is crucial in reducing Serbia's hatred"

Azem Vlasi claims that is why the role of the United States in Kosovo and beyond is irreplaceable, reports Koha.
Vlasi pointed out that the moment will come when the United States will really join the dialogue between Kosovo and Serbia, and that it will not happen when Kosovo invites them, but when they find it appropriate - in the final stages of the dialogue.

Montenegro's lengthy response to Serbia

The Montenegrin ministry claims that official Belgrade "probably contrary to the wishes of its citizens" often deals with the Government of Montenegro and its citizens, instead of facing domestic and international challenges.

Yugoslav Ex-Royals Urge Montenegro to Return Confiscated Property

Descendants of the last Yugoslav king, Petar II Karadjordjevic, have called on the new Montenegrin government to do more to give them back property they claim belongs to their family.

The family lost its assets in Yugoslavia after the communist takeover following the end of World War II, when the country became a republic.

Angela Merkel's farewell message: Serbia in the EU

She told her successors that the process should not be interrupted and that, despite the need for a lot of engagement and patience, they should use the opportunity to accept the countries of the Western Balkans - Serbia, Montenegro, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina and North Macedonia.

Biden in a dilemma: Who are you, Djukanovic or Krivokapic?

Namely, Biden says in his congratulatory message that it was important to hear "your input during our recent NATO summit in Brussels". Djukanovic was not present at that summit, but Krivokapic. The summit was held in mid-June at NATO headquarters.

Montenegrin Prosecution Investigates Tobacco Theft in Port of Bar

Port of Bar in Montenegro. Photo: Government of Montenegro

On July 10, the Prosecutors' Office launched an investigation into the breaking-in to a hangar in the port and theft of a large number of "Marble" cigarettes worth 500,000 euros.

Ukrainian Women Pay Dear for Nude Stunt in Montenegrin Resort

View on the Boka Bay from the Old Town of Kotor medieval walls. Photo: BIRN/Samir Kajosevic

Police arrested D.O. (19), V.R. (21) and R.K. (21), after video footage was published of the naked girls pouring water from the fire truck on the road in Kotor.