All News on Social Issues in Montenegro

Djukanovic does not give up, Krivokapic is shaken; "We will overthrow the government"

The anniversary will be solemnly marked on Tuesday, December 7, the Government of Montenegro announced.
The first year of the government's work will be marked in an atmosphere of great political and institutional crisis in Montenegro, even deeper divisions and demands for the formation of a new government, i.e. a vote of no confidence in this government.

Montenegrin Opposition Tables No-Confidence Motion in Govt

Montenegrin premier Zdravko Krivokapic and opposition MPs in the parliament. Photo: Government of Montenegro

The motion was signed by all 40 MPs from the Democratic Party of Socialists, the Social Democratic Party, the Liberal Party, the Social Democrats, the Bosniak Party and two ethnic Albanian coalitions of parties.

Montenegro Govt Allocates 100,000 Euros for Afghan Refugees

Afghan evacuees arrive at Pristina airport in Kosovo in August. Photo: EPA-EFE/VALDRIN XHEMAJ

A total of 100,000 euros will be allocated after Montenegro pledged financial support during a UN meeting on September 13.

Montenegro Parliament Pressed to Back Key ‘Anti-Mafia’ Law

Montenegrin government representatives at the Origin of Property draft law presentation. Photo: Government of Montenegro

At the presentation of the draft law, Abazovic said Montenegrin society was ready for such an "anti-mafia law".

Montenegrin Pride Calls for Strengthened LGBT Rights

"Everyone must contribute to building a Montenegrin society in which all communities are equal. We must never consent to homophobia, violence and hatred," Danijel Kalezic, head of Queer Montenegro, an NGO, said.

Montenegrin Pride Organizers Want Same-Sex Law Fully Implemented

Respecting the COVID-19 health measures, all participants will need to present a vaccine certificate or a negative PCR test not older than 72 hours, or a negative antigen test not older than 48 hours, or confirmation of recovery from COVID not older than six months and not more recent than 14 days.

Montenegro Govt Urged to Postpone Census Amid Political Tensions

Montenegrin PM Zdravko Krivokapic at a government session. Photo: Government of Montenegro

"This would cause great tensions and lead to pre-census campaigns and would negatively affect the quality of all the other data. Also, international standards say that population censuses should be avoided in turbulent socio-political periods," said Ivana Vujovic from the NGO Juventas.

Femicide in Montenegro Sparks Outcry Over Official Negligence

Protests on murder in the town of Tuzi, Montenegro. Photo: Courtesy of TV BOIN

Gjokaj had been on the run since September 30, after he killed his 19-year-old wife and wounded her father in the mainly Albanian-populated towni.

Slovenian police join campaign against online child abuse

Ljubljana – The Slovenian police have teamed up with Europol and police forces from the Western Balkans for a campaign against online abuse of children and youths in the region, which starts this week.

Montenegro Pledges to Hold Census by Year’s End

Montenegrin government session in Podgorica. Photo: Government of Montenegro

"The Montenegrin Statistical Office will hold the census of Montenegrin citizens and of foreigners living in Montenegro who have permanent or temporary residence in Montenegro. Among other things, data on ethnicity, language and religion will be collected," the draft law proposal says.

Montenegrin Govt Urged to Host Afghan Refugees

Afghan evacuees arrive at Skopje airport in North Macedonia on Tuesday. Photo: EPA-EFE/Georgi Licovski

The NGO activists urged the Montenegrin government to "enable anyone who is on its territory to express their intention and apply for asylum, in accordance with the procedure provided by the [Montenegrin] Law on International and Temporary Protection of Foreign Citizens".

Afghan Asylum Seekers - Bargaining Chip in Balkan Politics

Afghanistan is the hot news on everybody's foreign policy agenda right now and the ramifications of the debacle are being felt far and wide.

Take for example the Balkans, where there are three key impacts.

The first concerns Balkan countries providing housing to Afghans who collaborated with the US.

Ultimatum to Krivokapic

As Prime Minister of Montenegro pointed out, serious preparations are needed for the census to happen.

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