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Montenegro PM's Foes Complain to US Vice President

In an open letter sent to US Vice President Joseph Biden on Tuesday, timed to coincide with his expected meeting with Djuknovic on April 8, the signatories of the letter told Biden that Milo Djukanovic represents "the antithesis of democracy, rule of law and the fundamental values of Western civilization.

Arkan Bodyguard Shot Dead in Belgrade

Rade Rakonjac, a former bodyguard to Zeljko Raznatovic "Arkan", was shot dead in a cafe in the Belgrade neighbourhood of Dedinje on Wednesday at noon.

Two others were injured in the incident and taken to the emergency centre.

Arkan's former bodyguard shot dead

Arkan's former bodyguard shot dead

BELGRADE -- A shooting incident that took place in Belgrade before noon on Wednesday has left one person dead and two more injured.

The victim has been named as Rade Rakonjac, a former bodyguard of Željko Ražnatović Arkan, who was himself shot and killed in a Belgrade hotel in 2000.

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.