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Montenegro Makes History With First Same-Sex Marriage

A rainbow flag during the annual Pride Parade (illustration). Photo: EPA-EFE/ESTELA SILVA

A municipal official in Budva, Milijana Vukotic Jelusic, said the marriage was between two young women, both from abroad but with Montenegrin origins.

"You betrayed Amfilohije"

Thus, Montenegrin government put itself in the service of the forces of this world, which exist only and exclusively on polarizations, the patriarch stated.

Montenegro Minister Sacked for Querying Srebrenica Genocide Rulings

Minister of Justice, Human and Minority Rights Vladimir Leposavic in parliament. Photo: Parliament of Montenegro.

His dismissal was supported by the votes of 43 opposition MPs and ruling Black on White coalition MPs. The other two ruling majority blocs, For the Future of Montenegro and Peace is Our Nation, did not support his dismissal.

Week in Review: Reshuffling the Cards

Boiling Point

Montenegrin parliament speaker Aleksa Becic (left) and Prime Minister Zdravko Krivokapic. Photo: Government of Montenegro

Handful of new guidelines for entry into Greece announced on Friday

A health ministry-affiliated 'blue-chip' panel of epidemiologists and public health experts recommended - and the Greek government enacted - a series of changes dealing with arrivals to the country, as the summer season begins to pick up.

Specifically, the changes, as of Monday, June 7, include an obligation for a Covid-19 test to be conducted on persons over the age of six.

Montenegro Urged to Compensate Human Trafficking Victims

Illustration. Photo: EPA/MLADEN ANTONOV

"The victims of trafficking are not given compensation, they should receive compensation for the damage done to them," Petya Nestorova, Executive Secretary of the Council of Europe's Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings, told BIRN.

Montenegro Activists Commemorate Wartime Deportations

Activists and Interior Ministry representatives at the commemoration in Herceg Novi. Photo: Human Rights Action.

On May 25 and 27, 1992, the Bosniaks and Serbs were illegally detained and brought to the police headquarters in Herceg Novi, near the border with Bosnia and Herzegovina, from where they were deported on buses to Bosnian Serb-controlled territory.

Deeply Divided Montenegro Marks 15 Years of Independence

BIRN asked four prominent figures and experts to assess Montenegro's achievements in the 15 years since regaining its independence, and why the country remains so divided:

Predrag Bulatovic, MP of the pro-Serbian Democratic Front and former leader of the now-defunct Unionist bloc that opposed independence:

"During Vučić's term of office, marijuana will not be legalized"

In the course of presenting reports to the Parliamentary Committee on Defense and Internal Affairs on the work of internal control, the work of the Ministry of the Interior in the period from October to December 2020, as well as the security situation from July to December 2020, Minister of Interior said that political stability is a precondition for any other stability.

Montenegro Moves to Erase Diaspora Voters From Electoral Roll

Diaspora organisations are up in arms at a proposal by Montenegro's new government to erase citizens living abroad from the electoral roll after years of political dispute over whether or not they have the right to vote.

Police Chief’s Appointment Raises Ethnic Tensions in Montenegrin Town

Protesters outside the police station in Pljevlja. Photo: Facebook/Printscreen

Media reported that some protesters who gathered near the police station were singing nationalistic songs and chanting: "Serbian Sparta has been waking up, this country will not become Turkey."