Latest News from Montenegro
Montenegro is to get a new 23rd municipality after parliament verified a government decision adopted last December to grant municipal status to Gusinje.
The small town in northern Montenegro, near Albania, which has only around 2,000 inhabitants but a large diaspora in the US, is mainly home to ethnic Bosniaks and Albanians.
The German Federal Service on Migration and Refugees said that 9,420 people from Macedonia lodged asylum applications in Germany in 2013, Deutsche Welle reported.
The figure represents a sharp increase from 2012, when almost 6,900 Macedonians sought asylum in Germany, and from 2011, when there were 1,750 applicants from the Balkan state.
In Serbia every 5th individual jobless
In the first month of 2014 even 42,771 jobless people have registered them with the National Employment Service. That is almost 2,000 people more than in December last year.
Montenegro's Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, Igor Luksic, said Montenegro had no option but to join NATO, if only for reasons of cost.
Maintaining military neutrality would involve building a defence system that would be more expensive for Montenegro than joining NATO, he said on Thursday.
Ex-president denies he "worked against Montenegro"
PODGORICA -- Boris Tadić denied accusations made by Montenegrin officials that was "working against the interests of Montenegro" while serving as Serbian president.
The leader of the newly-formed New Democratic Party (NDS) also denied that he tried to "disqualify" Montenegro in the international community.
The threat of a boycott was unleashed after the ruling Democratic Party of Socialists, DPS, on Tuesday voted against six EU-backed election laws aimed at curbing abuses in the electoral process.
The laws mainly address suspected irregularities in voter lists and abuses in the use of budgetary funds for party purposes during elections.
BELGRADE - Queens of the Stone Age, one of the greatest rock bands of today, is coming to Serbia on June 11.
The Americans will be headlining a new one-day rock festival introducing EXIT ADVENTURE, and as a special treat, the festival's most devoted fans will have a chance to choose a city in Serbia in which the event will be held.
PODGORICA - Unidentified vandals again demolished and stole the bust of Novak Milosev Vujadinovica in Orljevo, near Podgorica, which was put up by the Serb National Council in Montenegro.
The Serb Nation Council set up a new bust a year ago, after the previous one was also pulled down and stolen.
The investigation resumed on Tuesday with the questioning of several top policemen including the former head of the Podgorica force, Milan Vijanovic, and senior officers Milan Tomic and Tihomir Gacevic, Montenegrin media reported.
PARIS - Serbia ranks 54th among 180 world countries according to the degree of freedom of the media, while Macedonia and Montenegro are the lowest ranked countries in the Balkans according to the Press Freedom Index for 2014, Reporters without Borders organisation released.
Last year, Serbia claimed the 63rd place on the list.
PODGORICA - Days of Serbian Culture will be held in Montenegro February 10-15 to mark Serbia's Statehood Day.
The event will be held in Podgorica, Herceg Novi, Tivat and Kotor, the Serbian Embassy in Podgorica told Tanjug.
The programme includes a number of exhibitions, plays, book nights and lectures on significant works and figures from the Serbian culture.