Latest News from Montenegro

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.


Two Held in Montenegro For Attacking Journalist

Montenegrin police said they had detained two men on Thursday suspected of being involved in the attack on Tufik Softic, a journalist from the opposition daily newspaper Vijesti.  

“Vladimir Labudovic and Ivan Asanovic were arrested in the town of Budva for the [suspected] criminal offence of attempted murder,” the police stated on Thursday.  

Volleyball national team reaches Euro final

By George Georgakopoulos

The national team proved there is some pulse in the long-suffering sport of volleyball, as it secured its entry to the final of the European League on Wednesday by upsetting the odds and Slovenia.

Montenegro MPs Back Closer Ties with NATO

The ruling coalition of Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic mustered enough votes in parliament to push through a bill that will closen ties to NATO.

With the backing of the ruling coalition and part of the opposition, a majority of MPs in Montenegro adopted a law on the status of NATO forces on Wednesday.

Serbia reduces foreign exchange deficit by 23 percent

Serbia reduces foreign exchange deficit by 23 percent

BELGRADE -- Serbia's external trade totaled USD 35.16 billion in 2013, which constitutes a 16.6 percent increase relative to the previous year.

The country has managed to reduce its foreign exchange deficit by 22.9 percent, the Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia (RZS) said on Wednesday.