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Montenegro Religious Law Needs Tougher Safeguards, Rapporteur Says

In its opinion, the Commission, which serves as the top legal advisory body to the Council of Europe, urged the government to consult more with the public, including religious communities, to ease tensions with groups like the Serbian Orthodox Church.

"In general we backed the law," Vermeulen, a Dutch professor of Education Law, recalled.

European Legal Experts Back Montenegro Religious Freedom Law

The Venice Commission, a Council of Europe advisory body made up of independent constitutional law experts, said on Monday that the draft religious freedom law was a step forward, but urged the Montenegrin government to organise consultations with the public, including representatives of religious communities, amid tensions with the Serbian Orthodox Church.

Montenegro President Rebuffs Serbian ‘Church Property Theft’ Claim

President Milo Djukanovic said on Monday that he will not allow anyone to take away what belongs to Montenegro and warned of what he called "external" interference in the country's affairs.

Djukanovic insisted that the new draft law on freedom of religion was not intended to baselessly take away anyone's property.

Montenegro Church Law Unites Serbia in Outrage

Media in Serbia have accused the government of Montenegro of planning to "rob" the Serbian Orthodox Church, SOC, of its assets, while Serbian officials warn that a proposed law on Church property will worsen diplomatic relations.

Anti-Fascists Commemorate Yugoslav Partisans’ Triumph in WWII Battle

Thousands of anti-fascists from former Yugoslav countries gathered on Sunday at the Sutjeska memorial in Tjentiste in Bosnia and Herzegovina to pay tribute to the soldiers killed during the crucial battle during World War II.

Church Supporters Rally in Montenegro to Denounce Property Law

Saturday's Church council comes after the Montenegrin government adopted a draft law which included a register of all religious objects and sites that were formerly owned by the independent kingdom of Montenegro before it became part of the Serb-dominated Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes in 1918.

Albania busts gang trafficking migrants into EU, arrests 8

Albanian police said on Wednesday they had broken up a criminal gang trafficking Syrian, Turkish and Iraqi migrants to western Europe from Greece and had arrested eight people including the Turkish ringleader.

Global Peace Index Shows Balkans Getting More Peaceful

The latest Global Peace Index published by the International Institute for Economics and Peace, an independent think tank that aims to measure peace and stability in the world, says the world was a slightly more peaceful place last year.

‘We're ready to welcome you’ NATO tells North Macedonia

NATO's secretary-general commended North Macedonia on Monday for making the reforms necessary to join the transatlantic military alliance next year.

"We are ready to welcome you," Jens Stoltenberg told reporters after meeting Prime Minister Zoran Zaev.

EU's Frontex deploys guard teams on Greek-Albanian border

Teams of the European Border and Coast Guard Agency, or Frontex, are joining Albania's police to patrol its land and sea borders for migrants and crime.

European Union Migration Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos and Frontex head Fabrice Leggeri were in Tirana on Tuesday to launch "the first ever joint operation on the territory of a neighboring non-EU country."

US ‘Cyber Warriors’ Help Balkan Allies Resist Hackers

Amid continuing fears about cyber threats to democracy, the US is deploying so-called "cyber warriors" to a number of friendly countries in Eastern Europe include Ukraine, Montenegro and North Macedonia, to help them resist attacks.

Montenegro Coup Convicts Mull Appealing to Strasbourg

They were found guilty of plotting to commit "terrorist acts" and undermine the constitutional order during the parliamentary elections in October 2016, with a view to overthrowing the government and preventing Montenegro from joining NATO.

Prosecution 'carried out Djukanovic's orders'

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