Latest News from Montenegro

Greek police search for gunmen who shot dead 2 Montenegrins

Greek police on Monday were searching for four masked gunmen who burst into a popular restaurant a day earlier and shot dead two men from Montenegro.
One woman was wounded and hospitalized.

Police believe the case is potentially linked to the settling of accounts by Balkan criminal gangs.

Montenegro’s Drug Gang Warfare Claims Lives in Athens

Warfare between rival Montenegrin drug gangs has claimed more lives beyond the country's borders, after two members of the so-called Skaljari Clan were shot dead in Athens, Greece, on Sunday.

Police probe mafia-style execution of two criminals in Vari

Police investigating an armed attack on a taverna in coastal Vari on Sunday that left two men dead and a woman injured believe that the incident was most likely a settling of accounts between members of underground criminal groups. 

Montenegro is Intensifying Its War With Critical Journalists

All three arrests happened at a time of high tension in Montenegro. All over the country, tens of thousands of people are protesting against the new Law on Freedom of Religion, which parliament passed in the last days of 2019, despite being challenged by most of the opposition and by the Serbian Orthodox Church, the main faith group in the country.

Truth Commission Activists Plan Yugoslav ‘Book of the Dead’

"By refusing to create a joint commission [RECOM], the governments of the post-Yugoslav countries have made another political mistake. We think that the nominal list of victims cannot be abandoned. It is about taking charge of and assuming the responsibility for seeing this task through to the end," Terselic told BIRN.

Serbian Church Must Keep Distance from Serbian Government

In October last year, at a celebration marking the 800th anniversary of the SPC's autocephaly, or ecclesiastical autonomy, Patriarch Irinej honoured Vucic with the Order of St. Sava 1st Degree, the Church's highest order.

Montenegro Targeted by ‘Fake News Campaign’, Ministry Claims

The Montenegrin Culture Ministry said that the country has become the subject of an organised "disinformation campaign" since it adopted controversial legislation on religion which has angered Serbian Orthodox believers.

"Some still believe that Montenegro belongs to Serbia"

"It is part of the rule of law and the system of registration of real estate and potential state property, especially given the fact that Montenegro has gone through so much, if I may say , the change of states since independence before the First World War", senior associate at the Center for European Policy Analysis Janusz Bugajski told "Voice of America", commenting on Serbia's reactions to t

Serbian Minister Awards Leading Montenegro Govt Critic

In a gesture seen as provocative towards the Montenegrin government, the Serbian Defence Minister, Aleksandar Vulin, handed a medal on Sunday in Belgrade to a prominent opposition politician in Montenegro who the government considers a coup plotter.

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