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"There is a prayer revolution in Montenegro, ending with the collapse of the regime"

Andjelkovic believes that the revolution will sooner or later end in the overthrow of the ruling regime and the democratic revival of that country.
"Djukanovic is used to not asking people anything, but it seems the time has come for him to be delivered a bill for such behaviour," Andjelkovic said in an interview with today's "Vecernje Novosti".

Montenegro is rethinking the Law on Freedom of Religion

EU Enlargement and Neighborhood Policy Commissioner Olivr Vrhelyi said that Montenegrin Prime Minister Dusko Markovic had informed him that the Government was ready to temporarily postpone the implementation of the Freedom of Religion Act.
Multiple sources confirmed to "Vijesti" that Vrhelyi conveyed this message at a meeting with the Montenegrin opposition.

"I can neither confirm or deny, but I would not rule out this possibility"

Vucic could neither confirm nor deny the information that outgoing Slovak Foreign Minister Miroslav Lajcak would be appointed EU's special envoy in the talks between Belgrade and Pristina on resolving the Kosovo issue, but stressed that he would not rule out the possibility.

Greco Criticises Montenegro Over Judicial Council’s Independence

Montenegro has made no progress on the composition or independence of its Judicial Council, the body charged with upholding the independence and autonomy of courts in Montenegro. Nor has it made any progress in reviewing its disciplinary framework for judges, the report of the Group of States Against Corruption, GRECO, the Council of Europe's anti-corruption monitoring body, says.

"They could not have been more wrong" VIDEO

One of the first questions was about "the seizure of Serb Orthodox shrines in Montenegro", to which the president answered and sent a message to all Serbs.

Montenegro President Warns Party Members to Avoid Church Protests

Montenegrin President Milo Djukanovic has told members of his ruling Democratic Party of Socialists, DPS, not to participate in the popular protests over the new religion law, led by the Serbian Orthodox Church, saying they are against Montenegro.

EU overhauls process for admitting new members

The European Commission will propose changes to the system for letting new countries into the European Union to give existing members more say, in a bid to mollify France which has vetoed expansion of the bloc to six countries in the Balkans.
In October, President Emmanuel Macron halted the process of admitting Serbia, Kosovo, Montenegro, Albania, Bosnia and North Macedonia.

Montenegro Probes Leaked Police Threat to Church Protesters

Montenegro's General Prosecutors Office has launched an investigation into the leak of a telephone conversation between what appeared to be two senior police officers on January 6, in which one said Serbian Orthodox Church believers rallying over Christmas would "get their asses kicked if they make trouble during the church gathering".

Vucic: I won't give up VIDEO

Vucic added that in spite of this, he will not give up the fight for that solution and he is willing to participate in the process.
After talking with EU Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell, Vucic recalled that he discussed with him the missed chances and what could be done, including the proposals to reach a compromise solution.

Romania's Transgaz signs MoU on development of natural gas networks in Eastern Europe

Romania's Transgaz national natural gas transmission corporation signed on January 28 a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the Partnership for the Development of Natural Gas Networks in Eastern Europe (EE-NGP), according to a press statement released on Friday to the Bucharest Stock Exchange (BVB). The memorandum was signed by all the entities that are members of the project.

Montenegro Police Arrest Opposition Leader’s Mother, Cousin

Police in Montenegro on Friday arrested the mother and cousin of a leader of the opposition Democratic Front, Milan Knezevic. Media reports said that retired teacher Ratka Knezevic, 70, was detained at the family home in the village of Mojanovici, near the capital, Podgorica. 

Bosnia Seeks Arrest of 47 War Crimes Fugitives

The Bosnian state court told BIRN that 47 people accused of committing crimes during the 1992-95 war are being sought for arrest, 25 of whom are outside the country.

Twenty-four of those who are wanted have Serbian citizenship, or dual citizenship of Serbia and Bosnia, according to prosecutors.

Investigative Journalist Sentenced in Montenegro Expects ‘Fair’ Retrial

A new trial in Montenegro against the investigative journalist Jovo Martinovic for drug trafficking started on Thursday before the Higher Court in Podgorica.

The court jailed him for 18 months in January 2019 but the Appeal Court overturned the verdict in October as a result of which a retrial was ordered. 

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