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Ajša Vodnik gets another term as vice chair of AmChams in Europe

Ljubljana – Ajša Vodnik, director general of AmCham Slovenija, has won another term as vice president of AmChams in Europe, a network of American Chambers of Commerce from 43 countries in Europe and Eurasia, AmCham Slovenia said. This means Slovenia will remain the seat of the organisation for another two years.

Home of Old Magazine Stories Keeps Yugoslavia’s Memory Bright

"This intelligent polemicist and forecaster is already a little tired of politics, he says. He would like to do it on a voluntary basis. But he cannot escape, he knows, right now from that hot cauldron."

So wrote journalist Manojlo Vukotic back in 1989 about a then fresh face on the scene of Montenegro politics.

Montenegro is not withdrawing its decision to expel the Serbian Ambassador

The outgoing Montenegrin government welcomed Serbia's decision not to expel Montenegrin Ambassador to Belgrade Tarzan Milosevic in accordance with reciprocity measures, and said that they would not give up on the decision to expel Serbian Ambassador to Podgorica Vladimir Bozovic.

Montenegro's first reaction to Olivér Várhelyi's statement: "Mr. Várhelyi..."

According to him, that statement undermines the objectivity of the European Union's policy in the Western Balkans.
European Commissioner for Enlargement, Olivr Vrhelyi, previously welcomed the decision of the Government of Serbia to withdraw the cancellation of hospitality to the Ambassador of Montenegro and called on Montenegro to do the same.

EU Urges Montenegro to Revoke Expulsion of Serbian Ambassador

Vladimir Bozovic attending the Serbian National Council conference in Podgorica. Photo: Serbian Embassy in Montenegro

Montenegrin authorities on November 28 declared ambassador Vladimir Bozovic persona non grata, citing allegedly unacceptable statements about the history and statehood of the country.

Vucic scheduled an emergency meeting

As we find out, at the meeting, they will discuss foreign policy affairs, relations in the region, with a special emphasis on the latest developments with Montenegro.
The meeting is scheduled for tomorrow at 6 pm. It will be held in the building of the Presidency of Serbia.

Ambassador of Montenegro declared persona non grata in Serbia

"On the occasion of declaring the Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia to Montenegro, Vladimir Boovi, a persona non grata, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Serbia acted in a reciprocal manner," the ministry said in a statement.

In Montenegro, Death of Outspoken Bishop has Political Ramifications

It also presents the Church's Belgrade leadership with an opportunity to elect a successor more in sync with Serbian state policy under President Aleksandar Vucic, analysts say.

Metropolitan Amfilohije Radovic died on October 30 of complications from COVID-19. He was 82 years old.

Mercator group’s net loss at EUR 69m in first nine months

Ljubljana – The retail group Mercator saw its sales revenue rise by 2.1% to EUR 1.6 billion in the first nine months compared to the same period last year, but the group operated with a net loss, which climbed to EUR 69m, shows a report released on Thursday.

Montenegrin Majority Announces Agreement Ahead of Vote on New Govt

Ruling majority MPs at a parliamentary session in Cetinje, Montenegro. Photo: Parliament of Montenegro

On Thursday, media published that the leader of the liberal Black-on-White coalition, Dritan Abazovic, had proposed an agreement asking the future government to pass a Law of on the Examination of the Origin of Property and a Law on Lustration.

In Spending on Serbs Abroad, Serbia Looks to Maintain Influence

Visiting Montenegro this month for the funeral of a senior Serbian Orthodox bishop, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic stopped by the 'Serbian House' in Podgorica, founded in 2017 and opened in 2019 to promote Serbian science and culture in a country where 30 per cent of people identify as Serb.

Government’s Public Sector Hiring Spree Rankles Montenegro’s Next Rulers

With four political blocs still working to create a new government in the wake of the end-August election, DPS Prime Minister Dusko Markovic has put his signature to a string of new hires, drawing fire from civil society groups that say such posts should only be filled by the incoming government. Some say the recruitment drive lacks any legal basis.