Latest News from Montenegro

Djukanovic has a new plan to neutralize Serbia?

Whether that will really happen is unknown for now, but these days, there are suggestions for just that - for America to be more engaged in Montenegro. According to Blic, they come from former American diplomats who, in addition to that idea, warn of "Serbian nationalism in the country", but also of Moscow's attempts to "use it to destabilize the Balkans".

Week in Review: Shuffling and Reshuffling

Reshuffling the Cards

Montenegrin PM Zdravko Krivokapic and Deputy PM Dritan Abazovic in a police camp training. Photo: Government of Montenegro

Turkey eyes $7.5 bln in property sales to foreigners

Expecting a total amount of nearly $7.5 billion in sales to foreigners this year, the Turkish property market ranks among the top 10 in the world, according to an executive of a sectoral association.

"Foreign real estate buyers' interest in Turkey has soared in the last two years," said Hakan Bucak, a board member of the Real Estate International Promotion Association (Gigder).

Merkel Bids Farewell to Balkans with Exhortation to Reform

Angela Merkel visited the Albanian capital Tirana on Tuesday, the last stop on a brief farewell Balkan tour which saw the German chancellor encourage the countries in the region to push ahead with reforms to improve their chances of joining the European Union.

After Violence, Only Reshuffle May Avert Montenegrin Election

Violent protests in Montenegro have exposed anew the tensions within the country's ruling majority, but since few in power want a fresh election a reshuffle looks the most likely outcome.

New COVID-19 Rules Keep Travel To-From Balkans Limited

Measures to enter some Balkan and European countries have been tightened in the last 30 days as the number of newly registered COVID-19 cases increases, making travel to and from the region a complicated affair.

"The Balkans will miss Angela Merkel"

Handelsblatt writes that the region will still regret when Merkel retires.
"At the end of the mandate, the federal chancellor travels to the part of Europe that the West has neglected lately. Many are wondering if this is just a farewell tour - or does Merkel want more?", writes the analysis of the leading German agency dpa.

Montenegro is Turning a Blind Eye to The Disinformation War

In recent years, the world has witnessed an array of strategies and tactics for waging a "new cold war". Propaganda and disinformation are among the most important and powerful instruments in this war. Montenegro is vulnerable to these trends, as well as to the disinformation strategies and tactics imported from other countries.

Deputy PM’s Threats Shake Montenegro’s Fragile Coalition Govt

Montenegrin PM Zdravko Krivokapic and Deputy PM Dritan Abazovic at a police training camp. Photo: Government of Montenegro

With four seats in parliament, Abramovic's civic Black on the White coalition is the smallest member of the 41-member ruling coalition, which has a majority of one in the 81-seat chamber.

"Abazovic stabbed us in the back"

This statement came after Abazovi said that he would overthrow the Government if the Minister of Police, Sergej Sekulovi, is replaced.
The party of the President of the Assembly, Aleksa Bei, estimates that Abazovi "stabbed a knife in the back" to all those with whom he was in the coalition and who were his superiors, and that he continues "in his recognizable style".

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.

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