Latest News from Montenegro

Mergermarket: New Sale of Telenor Bulgaria Contemplated

The Bulgarian telecom operator Telenor may change ownership again, just two years after the Czech group PPF owned by Petr Kellner purchased the company. This was featured in Mergermarket, a specialized merger and acquisition information platform, citing anonymous industry directors as sources, as reported by Capital.

Azerbaijani Ambassador to Serbia arrested

According to the press service of the State Security of Azerbaijan, he was arrested on suspicion of embezzling a large sum of money from the budget.
It was also published on the official website of the state security of Azerbaijan.

"Their whole policy is based on lies"

"It will be discussed today and tomorrow, the decision has not been made yet. It is motivated by the need to protect the country when it comes to epidemiological reasons," he says, adding that the government will discuss it today, and that it will be a topic of tomorrow's Crisis Staff meeting.

All flights to Tivat cancelled - the collapse of Montenegrin tourism is imminent

These are flights that have not been operating since mid-March, when the National Coordination Body for Infectious Diseases introduced a temporary ban on flights at airports in Montenegro due to the outbreak of the coronavirus, Vecernje Novosti writes.
This decision of the Russian airline represents a strong blow to the stumbled Montenegrin economy, especially tourism.

Don’t Blame Balkan Citizens For the Latest COVID Surge

What explains this shift, from being the region that initially had among the fewest cases in Europe, to a surge?

Some country-specific reasons might explain individual cases, such as recent elections in Serbia and North Macedonia, or the government crisis in Kosovo, or protests in Montenegro and Serbia. However, none provides an overarching regional perspective.

Montenegro Police Arrest Opposition Mayor, Councillors in Budva

Police in front of the Budva municipality building. Photo: Facebook/ Iva Bajkovic

Heavily armed police surrounded the municipal building and arrested the town management. Police used tear gas to disperse citizens protesting around the building.

Budva Mayor arrested: Police used chemicals, patrols surrounded the building VIDEO

Investment Secretary Mladen Mikijelj was also arrested, as well as Marko Carevic's son and brother.
The police used chemical means, and the windows on the Municipality building were broken.
Municipal officials and citizens gathered early this morning in the premises of the Municipality of Budva, after a dozen vans full of police arrived in Budva.

"Montenegro opens border with Serbia on Monday"

"We have information that on Friday, June 19, the National Coordination Body for Infectious Diseases (NCP) will recommend that the Montenegrin border be opened to all citizens coming from Serbia, and as of Monday, we will, I hope, establish normal movement between the two countries," he said.

Djokovic is not going to Montenegro - Adria Tour canceled!

Despite the desire and efforts for the biggest tennis stars in the region to gather in Montenegro on June 27 and 28, that will not be the case.
The director of Adria Tour, Djordje Djokovic, spoke out about this situation.

Minister of Health Kiril Ananiev: Four New Orders in Epidemic Situation from June 15 to 30

The Minister of Health Kiril Ananiev issued four orders in connection with the extension of the emergency epidemic situation from June 15 to June 30 this year.

The fourth order concerns the mandatory isolation and / or hospital treatment in confirmed cases of COVID-19, as well as the quarantine of contact persons.

Djukanovic was ready to put off the law; "Unfortunately, Amfilohije's call followed"

Montenegrin Prime Minister Dusko Markovic announced this morning that he and Montenegrin President Milo Djukanovic recently proposed to the Metropolitan of Montenegro and the Littoral of the Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC) Amfilohije to suspend the application of the Law on Freedom of Religion until the Constitutional Court and the European Court of Human Rights rule their decision, but that the

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