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Activists and Interior Ministry representatives at the commemoration in Herceg Novi. Photo: Human Rights Action.
On May 25 and 27, 1992, the Bosniaks and Serbs were illegally detained and brought to the police headquarters in Herceg Novi, near the border with Bosnia and Herzegovina, from where they were deported on buses to Bosnian Serb-controlled territory.
Montenegrin Special State Prosecutor Milivoje Katnic gives a press conference in Podgorica. Photo: PR Centar.
"The prosecutor's office is continuously undertaking numerous activities in order to identify events in which Montenegrin citizens were potentially involved in war crimes and those who are potential perpetrators," Katnic told a press conference.
Countries from Western Balkans - Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia are likely to benefit from the trend of relocating production by EU companies from Asia close to home due to the coronavirus pandemic.
This is stated in a report of the Vienna Institute for International Economic Research.
The Basic Prosecution in Peja/ Pec on Friday said that it had filed a lawsuit against Kelkos Energy, the Austrian company operating hydropower plants in Decan/ Glogovac, in the district of Gjakova/ Djakovica, for damages caused by the plant pipeline. The prosecution said Kelkos Energy had caused "general danger".
BIRN asked four prominent figures and experts to assess Montenegro's achievements in the 15 years since regaining its independence, and why the country remains so divided:
Predrag Bulatovic, MP of the pro-Serbian Democratic Front and former leader of the now-defunct Unionist bloc that opposed independence:
Montenegrin President Milo Djukanovic on the press conference in Cetinje, Montenegro. Photo: President of Montenegro
"I will return the prosecution laws to a new vote in parliament because they are against the constitution. Fundamental democratic principles and our partnership with the EU are being destroyed by these laws," Djukanovic told a press conference.
Mayor of Tuzi Nik Gjeloshaj at a press conference. Photo: Government of Montenegro
"The government discriminates against Albanians and does not cooperate with our municipality. The reasons are various but it's mostly because of the hatred they have for the people who live in this area," Gjeloshaj told BIRN, referencing his Wednesday complaint.
Bulgaria's caretaker Minister of Health on May 18 issued an Order that changes the requirements for children up to 5 years of age upon entering Bulgaria.
From May 19, no proof of negative result from PCR or antigen test is required for entry into Bulgaria of children up to 5 years of age who are Bulgarian citizens and also citizens of the following countries:
Brdo pri Kranju – President Borut Pahor will host on Monday a summit of the Brdo-Brijuni Process featuring his counterparts from Croatia, Albania, Montenegro, Kosovo, North Macedonia and Serbia and the presiding trio of Bosnia-Herzegovina. The meeting, marking a decade of the initiative, is designed to reaffirm committent to EU enlargement.
Brdo pri Kranju – President Borut Pahor will host a summit of the Brdo-Brijuni Process in Brdo pri Kranju on Monday featuring his counterparts from Croatia, Albania, Montenegro, Kosovo, North Macedonia and Serbia and the presiding trio of Bosnia-Herzegovina. The meeting, marking the 10th anniversary of the initiative, is to reaffirm committent to EU enlargement.