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Pahor hods several bilateral meetings in Munich

Munich – President Borut Pahor held several bilateral meetings on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference, focussing on the Ukraine crisis, including with his Finish and Montenegrin counterparts.

Pro-Russian Bikers in Montenegro Want pro-Ukrainian Rally Stopped

A member of the motorcycle club 'Night Wolves' at a wreath-laying ceremony for Soviet soldiers in WWII in Dresden, Germany. Photo: EPA-EFE/FILIP SINGER

The pro-Kremlin biker club called on the Montenegrin Ministry of Interior to prohibit the gathering in Podgorica, warning it could provoke incidents.

Podgorica: "It would be scandalous"

Prime Minister of Montenegro, Zdravko Krivokapi, could decide on the election of the President of the Administrative Court at the session of the Judicial Council on February 25, several lawyers told Vijesti yesterday, while the Judicial Council did not provide an answer whether this could be disputable.

March in Support of Ukraine Planned in Montenegro

Ukrainians march in Kyiv amid tensions on the Ukraine-Russia border. Photo: EPA-EFE/SERGEY DOLZHENKO

Ukraine's Consul in Podgorica, Mykhailo Shmatov, told BIRN that similar marches were being organised by the Ukrainian diaspora worldwide, stressing that the rally in Podgorica has no provocative intentions.

More Countries in the Red Zone for Entering Bulgaria (Full List)

As of Thursday, February 17, the list of countries by color zones is updated, according to which the order of entry into Bulgaria is determined.

The red zone will include France, Belgium, Portugal, Switzerland, Cyprus, the Maldives, Armenia, Belarus, Russia, Japan and others.

Book Review – Portrait of Vanished World of Rural

Thus, it's with particular emotion that I approached Swedish photographer Ann Christine Eek's Albanian Village Life. Isniq-Kosovo 1976 (Tira Books 2021). The photos she took more than 20 years before the 1998-1999 war went home with her back then, and fortunately have been preserved.

Secretive Jewish Sect Causes Stir in North Macedonia Town

Ther arrival of a group of Ultra-Orthodox Jews in the northern town of Kumanovo this weekend, wearing traditional clothing that residents never saw before, has raised concerns among some local residents.

"These persons respect the laws of North Macedonia, have a completely legal right to stay here and are here only temporarily," Kumanovo police told the media on Sunday.

Top Serbian Water Polo Club Coach Quits over Ethnic Hate Incident

Mirko Vicevic resigned as coach of Red Star Belgrade water polo club on Wednesday after fans at a match in the Serbian capital on February 5 displayed a banner with the slogan "Shiptar [derogatory term for an Albanian], Hrvat [Croat], Balija [derogatory term for a Bosniak] - they are not my brothers".

Russian, US, Ukraine, Embassies in Montenegro Argue Over Ukraine Crisis

Russian ambassador in Montenegro Vladimir Maslenikov at a celebration in Podgorica. Photo: Government of Montenegro

On February 9, the Ukrainian embassy accused its Russian counterpart in Podgorica of spreading falsehoods about NATO's alleged expansionism and attempts to include Ukraine, calling it a direct threat to Russian security.

Democrats: "Abazovic stands behind it"; "He owes us an apology"

The man who called for protests was detained last night, but was released without delay after the prosecutor stated that there were no elements of a crime in the procedure.
Democrats, however, warn that Abazovic is abusing his position, trying to intimidate citizens.

Montenegrins Search for Escaped Lion Cub in Coastal Resort

Montenegrin Agency for Environment Protection officials and volunteers gather in Podgorica. Photo: BIRN/Samir Kajosevic

Environmental Protection Agency official Darko Saveljic said Agency staff and volunteers were helping the local authorities to find the lost cub.

Stoltenberg: "We respect Serbia's decision not to join NATO"

Stoltenberg said that NATO has never forced any country to join NATO, and in that sense he especially pointed out that NATO strongly supports and respects Serbia's decision not to join the Alliance.

Media: Djukanovic postpones elections?

According to the Montenegrin media, Djukanovic can do it in the same way as he did two years ago in the case of Tivat - by changing his decision.