Latest News from Montenegro

Serbia's tourism potential to be presented at Budva exchange

BUDVA - The National Tourism Organisation of Serbia (TOS) will give a comprehensive presentation of Serbia's tourism potential at the METUBES International Tourism Exchange, Tourism Fair, Equipment for Hotels and Catering in Budva on April 3-5.

Balkan countries train together for ISAF

Balkan countries train together for ISAF

Joint preparation contributes to regional co-operation and Euro-Atlantic integration.

Croatia and Montenegro troops work together in a training exercise. [NATO]

Soldiers from Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), Croatia and Montenegro are working together to join the NATO mission in Afghanistan (ISAF).

Montenegro Muslim Leader Awaits Erdogan Visit

Rifat Fejzic, the Reis of the Islamic community in Montenegro, said that Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is to visit Montenegro in the last week of April for the opening of the Islamic Centre in the coastal town of Bar.  

Germany "to block Montenegro's membership in NATO"

Germany "to block Montenegro's membership in NATO"

PODGORICA -- Germany will block the accession of Montenegro to NATO at the summit in Wales, writes the Montenegrin daily Dan, quoting statements from the German government.

Montenegro Detains Six Over Journalist Attack

Montenegrin police said they had detained six men on Thursday, suspected of being involved in the attack on Lidija Jovanovic, a journalist from the opposition daily newspaper Dan.  

"We have a contractor and financier, motive, organizers, helpers and the direct perpetrator of the attack," police said on Friday.

Montenegrin PM vows to "deal with media mafia"

Montenegrin PM vows to "deal with media mafia"

PODGORICA -- Montenegrin PM Milo Đukanović has denied his involvement in an alleged corruption case related to the privatization of the country's telecommunications company.

He at the same time said he would "deal with all kinds of mafia, including the media mafia."

Montenegro Parliament Snubs Fresh Telekom Probe

Ranko Krivokapic, the speaker of parliament, on Wednesday said parliament will not re-open a probe into the controversial privatization of the telecommunications company Montenegrin Telekom.

Krivokapic said parliament had already done its job by "moving the authorities to start to work on this case. Now the prosecution should do its job".

Boat, fishing and hunting show opened

BELGRADE - The international boat, hunting and fishing show, featuring more than 70 participants from the country and abroad, opened on Wednesday at the Belgrade Fair.

The trade show was opened by a family of seafarers, Jelena and Srboljub Kojadinovic, and Serbian rower and Olympian Nikola Stojic, who competed in numerous world and European championships.

Kosovo and Montenegro to Sign Border Deal

Rasko Konjevic, Montenegrin Interior Minister, and his Kosovo counterpart, Bajram Rehxepi, were scheduled to sign a demarcation agreement in Pristina on Wednesday.

"The demarcation [of the border] with a neighbouring country is Montenegro's obligation in the EU accession process," the Montenegrin Interior Ministry said in a statement.

Montenegro tops tourism growth list

Montenegro tops tourism growth list

Tourism revenue in Montenegro is expected to grow more than 17 percent from last year. Also in business news: Turkey will begin to renegotiate its Customs Union Agreement with the EU by June.

Montenegro ranked first on the list of 184 countries expected to show tourism growth. [AFP]

Montenegro Local Elections Pose Test for Ruling Party

Montenegrin President Filip Vujanovic has set May 25 as the date for local elections, which will be held in accordance with the new EU-backed electoral law.

Elections will duly take place in Podgorica, Bar, Bijelo Polje, Danilovgrad, Zabljak, Kolasin, Plav, Pluzine, Pljevlja, Rozaje Savnik and Gusinje, Vujanovic said.

RS marks 15 years since start of NATO attacks

RS marks 15 years since start of NATO attacks

BANJA LUKA -- The Serb entity in Bosnia, RS, on Monday marked the Remembrance Day for the victims of the 1999 NATO aggression against Serbia.

Serbia was at the time, along with Montenegro, a part of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (SRJ).