Latest News from Montenegro

Montenegrin Govt Urged to Commit to Press Freedom Reforms

A journalist taking a picture of Montenegrin Prime Minister Zdravko Krivokapic in Podgorica. Photo:EPA-EFE/BORIS PEJOVIC

Media Freedom Rapid Response, MFRR, the Southeast Europe Media Organization, SEEMO, and their partners published a report on Wednesday, demnanding protection of media freedom in Montenegro.

Yugoslav-Era Caricaturist Honoured in Montenegro

The unveiling of the plaque in Herceg Novi. Photo: BIRN.

The plaque was installed near the former Herzegovina café in the centre of Herceg Novi where Dzumhur used to sit for hours talking to friends and acquaintances.

Green Ideals, Dirty Energy: The EU-backed Renewables Drive That Went Wrong

In Gracanica, a village of some 200 residents, councillor Nehro Rovcanin began receiving complaints about the new project. "No one should have been allowed to build in such a beautiful part of the country," he told the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network, BIRN. "It violates the environment and it goes against the interests of the people."

New Montenegrin Govt Maintains Russia Sanctions, Deferring to EU

New Montenegrin Government session in Podgorica. Photo: Government of Montenegro

On Monday Radulovic said the government won't lift sanctions on Russia because Montenegro must respect European Union rules if it wants to join the Union.

"When it comes to Serbia and Kosovo, the status quo is unsustainable"

During his participation in the 2BS Forum, organized by the Atlantic Alliance of Montenegro, Reeker assessed that the agreement signed by Belgrade and Pristina in the White House on September 4 is an example of the leadership that the region needs, Radio Free Europe reports.

Cash-Strapped Montenegro Borrows Biggest Loan in Decades

PM Zdravko Krivokapic with ministers after the government session in Podgorica. Photo: Government of Montenegro

On Wednesday, the Ministry of Finance and Social Care clarified that the country took the loan from BofA Securities, Citigroup, Erste and the Société General group, adding that it will be repaid over seven years at 2.95 per cent interest.

Brdo-Brijuni summit postponed again

Ljubljana – President Borut Pahor has informed leaders of the Brdo-Brijuni Process that the summit marking the 10th anniversary of this initiative for the Western Balkans, which was to be held next Monday in Slovenia, has been cancelled due to the current epidemiological situation.

China Increasing its Footprint in Balkan Media, Study Concludes

A study presented on Wednesday authored by Vladimir Shopov, an expert on foreign relations and an European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) visiting fellow - says China is positioning itself in the media sector in Southeast Europe.

Milo Djukanovic: "I have no communication with Vučić"; "Amfilohije did not beat me"

In that interview, Milo Djukanovi said that he had no communication with the President of Serbia, Aleksandar Vui, or a business relationship. On Vui's visit to Montenegro during the funeral of Metropolitan Amfilohije, he says he sees it as private.
"When I go on a private visit to Belgrade, I do not call any of my colleagues in the state government in Serbia," he said.

Turkey's opponents in 2022 World Cup quals unveiled

The Turkish National Football Team's opponents in the European Qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA World Cup were revealed on Dec. 7. 

Turkey will play against the Netherlands, Norway, Montenegro, Latvia and Gibraltar in the European Qualifiers Group G.

The draw was held in Zurich, Switzerland via videoconference amid the coronavirus pandemic.