Latest News from Montenegro

Cigarette Smugglers Find Safe Harbour in Montenegro, Again

In the early hours of March 16, 2015, a fishing boat named the Zahra moored metres off a rocky, remote stretch of Messara Bay, on the southern coast of the Greek island of Crete.

350 Participants From 10 Countries Arrive For Architectural SHARE Forum2019 in Sofia

The International Architectural Forum SHARE Sofia 2019 will begin tomorrow, May 30, 2019, at the National Palace of Culture (NDK) - Congress Center Sofia.

The event will bring together 350 participants from Bulgaria, USA, Turkey, Denmark, Poland, Slovenia, the Netherlands, Greece, Montenegro and Serbia.

North Macedonia official gets "Greater Albania" gift

"Greater Albania" is a nationalistic, expansionist project that would see internationally recognized borders of Albania expand to include parts of neighboring countries - i.e., Serbia, Greece, North Macedonia, and Montenegro.

EU's Frontex deploys guard teams on Greek-Albanian border

Teams of the European Border and Coast Guard Agency, or Frontex, are joining Albania's police to patrol its land and sea borders for migrants and crime.

European Union Migration Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos and Frontex head Fabrice Leggeri were in Tirana on Tuesday to launch "the first ever joint operation on the territory of a neighboring non-EU country."

Greece flies first fighter jet over North Macedonia

Greece on Tuesday conducted its first fighter jet flight over North Macedonia, in a mission that was carried out by an F-16 from the Hellenic Tactical Air Force's 110 Combat Wing, based in Larissa.

The purpose of the mission was to locate any radar blank sectors and to test the compatibility of reconnaissance systems.

PM praises Chinese company's performance in Serbia

According to the government, they discussed projects that the Serbian government is implementing with this Chinese company, which successfully operates in 157 countries of the world.

Montenegrin Activists Urge End to Hydropower Plant Construction

Environmental activists in Montenegro have submitted a petition to parliament calling for a moratorium on the construction of small hydro-power plants due to the impact on rivers and water supply.

Balkan Organised Crime Hotspots Pinpointed in Report

The new report published on Monday in Vienna by the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organised Crime identifies places in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia where organised crime is flourishing.

US ‘Cyber Warriors’ Help Balkan Allies Resist Hackers

Amid continuing fears about cyber threats to democracy, the US is deploying so-called "cyber warriors" to a number of friendly countries in Eastern Europe include Ukraine, Montenegro and North Macedonia, to help them resist attacks.

Vandalising of Church Raises Ethnic Tensions in Montenegro

A local dispute has turned into became a much larger inter-ethnic row after unknown perpetrators removed a wooden cross from the foundations of St. Vasilije Ostroski church in the village of Martinaj and threw it into a nearby stream.

30 Embassies and international representations in Bucharest send message on International Day Against Homophobia,Transphobia and Biphobia

Approximately 30 Embassies and the European Commission Representation in Romania conveyed a joint message of solidarity with all the marginalised groups and against discrimination on the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, and, on this occasion, they underscore the governments' obligation to protect all citizens from violence and discrimination." "On the occasion of

Montenegro Coup Convicts Mull Appealing to Strasbourg

They were found guilty of plotting to commit "terrorist acts" and undermine the constitutional order during the parliamentary elections in October 2016, with a view to overthrowing the government and preventing Montenegro from joining NATO.

Prosecution 'carried out Djukanovic's orders'

Tirana Scraps Work Permits for Montenegrin, North Macedonia Albanians

Starting this week, Ethnic Albanians from Montenegro and North Macedonia now have the same access to jobs in Albania as locals, according to a decision made by Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama's cabinet, which was made public on Monday.

Honorary Albanians: Jumping the Queue into Europe

For the best part of two decades, long lines outside European embassies were a morning fixture of capitals up and down the Balkans as citizens of the states spawned by Yugoslavia's demise and post-communist Albania queued for visas and the opportunity to travel to the West.

Serbs Convicted in Montenegro Return Home Awaiting Appeals

One of the eight Serbian citizens convicted in the "coup" case in Montenegro, Branka Milic, is still in the Serbian embassy in Podgorica, while the other convicted Serbian citizens have left Montenegro for Serbia, the defence lawyer in the case, Jugoslav Krpovic, confirmed on Monday.

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