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No-Confidence Vote Topples the Government in Montenegro

The Parliament of Montenegro voted a vote of no confidence in the government of Prime Minister Dritan Abazovic, reported AFP.

The agency notes that this opens the way for new political upheavals in the small Balkan state. The previous coalition government was also voted out in February.

Montenegro Police Defend Mass Shooting Response

The police response to the worst ever mass shooting in Montenegro faced fierce scrutiny on Tuesday amid criticism about its speed and effectiveness.

Eleven people, including two children, died on Friday when a man identified as 34-year-old Vuk Borilovic opened fire on relatives and neighbours in the old royal capital, Cetinje. Borilovic was among the eleven killed.

Call to the police director after the tragedy in Cetinje to resign

The President of the International Police Organization of Montenegro, Ivan Peki, says that after the tragedy in Cetinje, it would be normal for the Director of the Police Administration, Zoran Brdjanin, and the Minister of Internal Affairs, Filip Adi, to resign.

Govt officials express condolences over shooting in Montenegro

Ljubljana – Slovenian PM Robert Golob has strongly condemned the shooting spree in Montenegro which killed eleven people in Cetinje on Friday. He took to Twitter last evening to express his condolences to the relatives of the victims and to his Montenegrin counterpart Dritan Abazović.

A Man Killed 11 People after a Family Dispute in Montenegro

Eleven people were killed in an attack in the Montenegrin town of Cetinje, which took place after a family dispute on Friday evening, BTA reported, citing the Associated Press.

The police killed the attacker after a shootout with him.

Another 6 people were injured in the attack, including a policeman, the law enforcement authorities said.

Montenegro Launches War Crimes Probe Against former Military Chief

Montenegro's Special State Prosecutor's Office has opened a case against retired admiral Dragan Samardzic, the former Chief of the Army General Staff, over allegations that he was involved in war crimes committed against civilians in November 1991 in the area around the Croatian coastal city of Split.

Investigation of Communists’ War Crimes Divides Montenegro

The Higher State Prosecution launched an investigation into the mass killings in July 2019, and political parties and civic activists called on the authorities to exhume the remains from the cave and identify the victims.

Montenegro Blames Tourist Rescue Spike on Uncontrolled Hiking

Injured tourist evacuation on the mountain of Durmitor, Montenegro. Photo: Montenegro's Mountain Rescue Service

On August 3, the Mountain Service conducted two rescue missions on Mt Durmitor, when they evacuated a family from Poland and two more persons.

Police chief resigned - because of Patriarch Porfirije

This was reported by the Montenegrin portal CdM, and this information was confirmed by the president of the Montenegrin Helsinki Committee, Miodrag Vlahovi, who expressed his respect for Akovi for that decision.

Montenegro Govt Faces No-confidence Vote Over Church Deal

The signing of the fundamental agreement between Montenegro's government and the Serbian Orthodox Church. Photo: Government of Montenegro

Abazovic signed the agreement with Church Patriarch Porfirije on Wednesday in Podgorica, stressing that all religious communities should have equal rights.

Montenegro Seeks Cash to Build Highway’s Second Phase

The first phase of the Montenegrin Bar-Boljare highway. Photo: Government of Montenegro

On July 13, Prime Minister Dritan Abazovic opened the first section of the highway, seven years after the Chinese-financed project started, and drove up Montenegro's public debt to 90.85 per cent of GDP.

Fundamental Agreement signed VIDEO

According to earlier media reports, Serbian Patriarch Porfirije arrived in Podgorica on this occasion.
The fundamental agreement was signed by the Prime Minister of Montenegro, Dritan Abazovi, and the Serbian Patriarch Porfirije.