Latest News from Montenegro
- More than 542,000 Montenegrin citizens are eligible to vote at 1,038 polling stations.
- The last parliamentary elections in August 2020 saw Milo Djukanovic's Democratic Party of Socialists ousted from power after almost three decades.
Electoral campaign billboards in Montenegrin capital Podgorica. Photo: BIRN/Samir Kajosevic
Since then the small Adriatic country has endured almost constant political turbulence and two governments have been ousted.
Podgorica-based University professor Predrag Zenovic said there are expectations that the elections could herald an end to the turmoil.
Experts see raising awareness among members of the public as vital to minimising the impact of such scams, but, said Adis Balota, a professor at the Faculty of Information Technologies in Podgorica, "alone this will not solve the cyber security problem".
Montenegrin National Security Committee session in Podgorica. Photo: Government of Montenegro
Media reported on Tuesday that Do Kwon sent a letter to outgoing Prime Minister Dritan Abazovic, outgoing Justice Minister Marko Kovac and the Special State Prosecution, claiming that he financed Europe Now.
Bosnia's State Investigation and Protection Agency, SIPA on Monday confirmed the seizure of 124 kilograms of cocaine that was found in banana boxes in a warehouse in the town of Siroki Brijeg.
"I can confirm the seizure, the investigators have done their part of the job, but due to the ongoing investigation, I can't give more details," Jelena Miovcic, SIPA's spokeswoman, told BIRN.
Pristina and Belgrade are the main topic of the meeting in the Moldovan capital. Serbian President Aleksandar Vui, French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, as well as Vjosa Osmani spoke at the meeting.
The President said from Chisinau that the situation in Kosovo and Metohija became the main topic of the summit, in addition to the situation in Ukraine.
The early parliamentary elections, scheduled to take place on 11 June 2023, will be the twelfth parliamentary elections since the introduction of a multi-party system and the sixth since Montenegro gained its independence. There are around 542 thousand eligible voters registered in the central electoral roll.
Around 6,000 students danced the quadrille, a traditional prom dance, in 20 Slovenian towns at noon on 19 May, in what has become a popular way to mark the end of school for final-year secondary school students.
Roughly 2,500 students danced in the capital of Ljubljana and around 1,000 in Maribor, the country's second largest city.