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Speaking from Belgrade, where he found safe haven despite repeated demands from Montenegro for his extradition, 65-year-old Marovic, once a key ally of Montenegrin President Milo Djukanovic, said that his family had been "brought to the brink" of financial collapse by the scandal that enveloped him in 2015 when he was arrested on corruption charges.
Experts told an online debate hosted by the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network on Tuesday that the current regulation systems for online media in the Western Balkans are not good enough, but efforts to curb the publication of hate speech and defamatory comments must not tip over into censorship.
Bosniak Party MP Ervin Ibrahimovic during a parliament session in Podgorica. Photo: Parliament of Montenegro.
"We have to face the past and pay homage to the victims. That is the task of Montenegro, which should continue the course that makes it a factor of stability in the region," Ibrahimovic told media.
Montenegrin Justice, Human and Minority Rights Minister Vladimir Leposavic at a press conference. Photo: Government of Montenegro
On Friday, the new government proposed changes erasing the main bone of contention - an obligation on religious communities to provide clear evidence of ownership in order to retain their properties.
The National Committee for Emergency Situations (CNSU) on Thursday updated the list of countries / areas / territories of high epidemiological risk in the case of which the quarantine measure is instituted on the persons arriving to Romania.
A journalist taking a picture of Montenegrin Prime Minister Zdravko Krivokapic in Podgorica. Photo:EPA-EFE/BORIS PEJOVIC
Media Freedom Rapid Response, MFRR, the Southeast Europe Media Organization, SEEMO, and their partners published a report on Wednesday, demnanding protection of media freedom in Montenegro.
In Gracanica, a village of some 200 residents, councillor Nehro Rovcanin began receiving complaints about the new project. "No one should have been allowed to build in such a beautiful part of the country," he told the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network, BIRN. "It violates the environment and it goes against the interests of the people."