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COVID-19 Cafe Ban Prompts Protests, Blockades, in Montenegrin Town

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.

Turkey ratifies agreements with 9 countries

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has ratified 12 laws on international agreements with nine countries, according to Feb. 20's Official Gazette.

An agreement on cooperation with Azerbaijan in energy and mining, signed on Feb. 25 last year, was among the approved agreements.

Disagreements Over Prosecution Law Test Montenegro’s Fragile Coalition

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.

Serbian Church Picks Patriarch, Politics in Play

"It was always important for the state to have the support of the Serbian Orthodox Church for its policy, whether domestic or international," he said. "The pressure is not bigger now," Aleksic said, but Vucic's constant presence in the media makes his role appear "most important".

Montenegrin Special Prosecutor Accused of Protecting Former Officials

Montenegrin Special State Prosecutor Milivoje Katnic in Podgorica. Photo: PR Centar.

Montenegro's State Prosecutor, Zivko Savovic, on Monday accused the Special State Prosecutor, Milivoje Katnic, of illegal acts during investigations into former ruling party officials.

Family of Murdered Montenegrin Editor Wants Case Reopened

The new government, a coalition of three political blocs who together control 41 of parliament's 81 seats, has vowed to uphold the rule of law, get to the bottom of a string of corruption scandals and end the climate of impunity surrounding attacks on journalists.

Montenegrin Government Takes Tough Line on Harmful Hydropower Plants

On February 7, the Montenegrin government said they terminated concession contracts for seven hydro plants in the northern part of the country, stressing that five of the investors already filed lawsuits against the state. The Government said they will have to pay compensation to investors, accusing former authorities of making spontaneous hydropower construction planning.

"Serbia prepares Kosovo battle in Niksic"

The President of Serbia, as he states, "by appropriating the Montenegrin history" wants to bridge the missing part of the history of Serbia.

Montenegro Arrests Ex-Officials Suspected of Misusing Gulf Loan

A former head of the Investment Development Fund Zoran Vukcevic, at a presentation in Podgorica. Photo:Government of Montenegro.

Media reported that Vukcevic, an official for the former ruling Democratic Party of Socialists, DPS, was arrested on the order of the Special State Prosecutor's Office.

Montenegro’s New Authorities Move to Fire Special Prosecutor

Ruling majority MPs and government members in the Montenegrin parliament. Photo: Parliament of Montenegro

Katnic was deeply unpopular with the former opposition for his role in securing guilty verdicts for 13 people - including two opposition leaders - accused of plotting to overthrow the previous government in 2016.