Latest News from Montenegro

Illegal Booking Sites Threaten Montenegro’s Tourism Income

Hotel booking websites which are not legally registered and do not pay taxes are taking large amounts of money out of the country without any control, the Montenegrin tourism association said on Thursday.

Montenegro Prosecutor Demands Sex Claim Newspaper Ban

Supreme State Prosecutor Veselin Vuckovic sent a request for a ban to the Basic Court in Podgorica on Thursday after the newspaper published a series of articles attacking Calovic, including one accusing her of bestiality.

Dacic to attend third annual EUSDR meeting on Thursday

BELGRADE - Serbia's First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Ivica Dacic will be at the head of a Serbian delegation at the Third Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region (EUSDR), which is taking place in Vienna Thursday and Friday.

FM to attend third annual EUSDR meeting

FM to attend third annual EUSDR meeting

BELGRADE -- First Deputy PM and Foreign Minister Ivica Dačić will head the Serbian delegation at the Third Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region (EUSDR).

The meeting is taking place in Vienna Thursday and Friday.

Slovak FM: Balkan criminals bought passports

Slovak FM: Balkan criminals bought passports

BRATISLAVA -- Slovak Foreign Minister Miroslav Lajcak has said that "someone in Slovakia took money to help drug dealer Dragoslav Kosmajac obtain the country’s citizenship."

Investigation into alleged drug lord's property

Investigation into alleged drug lord's property

BELGRADE -- A police working group will investigate "everything related to the origin of property of Dragoslav Kosmajac," Interior Minister Nebojša Stefanović has said.

Speaking later on Wednesday, he specified that the working group will also look into "suspicions that he worked with some police officials."

Lajcak: Someone took money for Kosmajac’s citizenship

BRATISLAVA / BANJALUKA – Slovakian Foreign Minister Miroslav Lajcak has said that someone in Slovakia took money to help drug dealer Dragoslav Kosmajac (61) obtain the country’s citizenship.

Corruption Hinders Balkans Energy Sector Progress

The report published by SEE Change Net on Wednesday says that tens of millions of euro have been lost by south-eastern European countries due to high-level corruption in the energy sector.

Minister Tasovac in Macedonia

BELGRADE - Serbian Minister of Culture and Information Ivan Tasovac will meet Macedonia's Minister of Culture Elizabeta Kanceska-Milevska on his first official visit to this country on Thursday.

EBRD: EUR 500 million for region's flood recovery

LONDON - In a move designed to boost long-term lending to local businesses and private borrowers in the Western Balkans and Croatia, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is extending up to EUR 500 million for on-lending to partner banks.

NATO Rejects Montenegro Membership in 2014

NATO secretary-general Andres Fogh Rasmussen announced after ministerial meetings in Brussels on Wednesday that Montenegro would not be invited to join at a summit in September.

“On Montenegro, we will open intensified and focused talks, and we will assess at the latest by the end of 2015 whether to invite Montenegro to join the alliance,” Rasmussen said.

NATO won't offer Montenegro membership this year

NATO won't offer Montenegro membership this year

BRUSSELS -- Montenegro and Georgia will not be invited to join NATO this year, Secretary General of Anders Fogh Rasmussen said on Wednesday.

Montenegro Rights Activist Sex Claims Spark Outrage

A group of around 100 Montenegrin journalists, opposition leaders and human rights activists protested on Tuesday against what they called the "shameless campaign" against Calovic by daily newspaper Informer.

Son of "biggest drug dealer" arrested for speeding

Son of "biggest drug dealer" arrested for speeding

pod -- Lazar Kosmajac was arrested on Sunday in Herceg Novi for obstructing official persons in performing their duties, the Montenegrin police have confirmed.

The 24-year-old was speeding and did not stop the vehicle when the police alerted him, according to the daily Blic.

Majority of Recent Balkan Graduates Find Jobs

Eighty per cent of former students in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Serbia have found a job by around six months after graduation, according to a new report by the Belgrade-based Centre for Education Policy.

The same amount of recent university-leavers are working in the field in which they graduated, the report says.

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