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Officials arrested in new corruption case

Officials arrested in new corruption case

NIŠ -- The director of the Business Association NISSA A.D. and a tax inspector of the Niš Tax Administration in Aleksinac have been arrested.

The police in the southern town of Niš are holding them in 48-hour detention.

Djukanovic Faces Grilling Over Journalist's Death

Montenegro's Prime Minister faces an imminent grilling by the judicial authorities after the Supreme State Prosecutor on Tuesday said Milo Djukanovic would "soon" be questioned as part of a reopened investigation into the 2004 murder of a journalist.

Police arrests in Nis

NIS - The Nis police arrested on Wednesday the director of Business Association NISA A.D. from Nis and the tax director of the Nis Tax Administration from Aleksinac, remanding them in 48-hour detention.

Montenegro to Return Suspected Drug Gangster to Serbia

Dragoslav Kosmajac faces a speedy to return Serbia this week after the Montenegrin police arrested and interrogated him on Monday in the coastal town of Kotor.

Media reports said that Kosmajac would be extradited to Serbia because he is “not welcome” in Montenegro.  

Basescu: We are interested in redefining NATO-Russian Federation relation

President Traian Basescu on Tuesday said that Romania had eight priorities concerning the forthcoming NATO Summit taking place this September, one of these envisaging the redefinition of the relation between the Alliance and the Russian Federation.

Montenegro Earns More From Arms Sales

Montenegro’s annual national report on the weapons trade said the country exported arms worth around 6.5 million euros over the last year, a 30-per-cent increase in value in comparison to previous years.

Balkan Drug Lord Dragoslav Kosmajac Arrested in Montenegro

Balkan drug lord Dragoslav Kosmajac has been arrested in Montenegro's Kotor.

On Monday night, he was questioned by local investigative authorities, according to reports of the BGNES news agency.

Kosmajac has been described as "Serbia's biggest drug dealer" by Serbian Prime Minister Alexandr Vucic.

EXIT raises EUR 140,000 for flood victims

EXIT raises EUR 140,000 for flood victims

BUDVA -- A total of over EUR 140,000 was raised for flood victims in the region at a humanitarian event held during the two-day Sea Dance festival.

The event represents "second part" of the EXIT music festival, held this year in Novi Sad, Serbia and in Budva, Montenegro.

Higher traffic volumes at borders with Bulgaria, Montenegro

BELGRADE - Due to higher traffic volumes at the border crossings Gradina to Bulgaria and Spiljani to Montengro, passenger vehicles are waiting for around 45 minutes to leave Serbia on Sunday.

At the Batrovci border crossing, between Croatia and Serbia, the wait time is estimated at around 90 minutes, the Serbian Interior Ministry stated.

Montenegro Court Jails Former Mayor

Podgorica’s High Court on Thursday jailed 11 indictees in a case involving illegal construction work at Zavala hill in Budva in 2007 and 2008.

Rajko Kuljaca, former mayor of the coastal resort, and Dragan Marovic, his deputy, were found guilty of abuse of office to the benefit a private company, Zavala Invest, and to the detriment of the municipal budget, of more than 800,000 euros.

Media community urged to raise ethical standards

Media community urged to raise ethical standards

VIENNA -- The OSCE representative on media freedom welcomed the readiness of the media community in Montenegro to launch a process to improve media self-regulation.

Dunja Mijatović also welcomed their readiness to start the process of confidence-building between media actors.

ROMANTIC Novak and Jelena from Montenegro Went to Seaside Again

Honeymoon in Greece ROMANTIC Novak and Jelena from Montenegro Went to Seaside Again

After the wedding on the beach, the famous couple spends its first honeymoon trip on the seashore. But they are not far from Serbia.