Latest News from Montenegro

Serbia retain 25th place in FIFA world rankings

ZURICH - The Serbia men's national football team has retained the 25th place in the latest FIFA world rankings, released on Thursday.

Serbia have 1,539.03 points - 2.49 fewer than in the previous rankings - but remained in the same position.

Argentina retained the top spot with 1,843.73 points, France are in second place and Brazil are in the third position.

Bulgaria is Discussing with the EU the Use of the Euro as a Parallel Currency

Bulgaria is discussing with the European Commission and the European Central Bank (ECB) the possibility of the euro also being used in Bulgaria before its official introduction. This was understood from the words of Finance Minister Asen Vassilev while presenting the draft budget for the year.

Balkan Mobile Users Roam Freely – Unless They’re in Kosovo

Western Balkan Ministers for Telecommunications signing the agreement in Belgrade to gradually remove all roaming costs in the region. Photo: Information Society Ministry of North Macedonia.

Coverage limited in northern Kosovo

Bosnia Hands Down First Verdict Based on Sky Evidence

Thanks to plea bargaining, the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina has handed down its first verdict based on evidence obtained through the global crackdown on Sky ECC and Anom apps, the court stated on Friday. 

CoE Report Urges Montenegro to Investigate Police Brutality

Montenegrin Special Police Unit training in camp in the capital, Podgorica. Photo: Government of Montenegro

In its report, the Committee called on Interior Minister Filip Adzic, head of the Police Directorate Nikola Terzic and regional police directors to actively promote a culture change within law enforcement agencies.

Montenegro Sentences Crypto Fugitive to Four Months in Jail

Police officers escort South Korean crypto mogul Do Kwon (C) in Podgorica, Montenegro. Photo: EPA-EFE/BORIS PEJOVIC

On March 23, Do Kwon and Han Chang-Joon, a senior executive at Chai, a mobile payment provider, were arrested at Podgorica airport trying to board a private flight to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates with falsified travel documents from Costa Rica.

Two Montenegrin Sailors Charged in Australia With Cocaine Smuggling

Packages of the cocaine seized by Australian police on the cargo ship St Pinot. Photo: Australian Federal Police.Photo: Australian Federal Police

Australian authorities reported that Pinot's captain, M. B., and its chief engineer, R.V., both from Montenegro, were charged with smuggling cocaine worth 375 million US dollars, believed to have come from South America.

EIT sets up info center in Cyprus

The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) is about to set up an information center in Cyprus, called the EIT Community RIS Hub and is already in search of a national secretary to lead and coordinate it.

The announcement was made on Wednesday at an info day event in Cyprus, co-organized by the EIT and the Research and Innovation Foundation (RIF).

Montenegrin Prosecution Urged to Investigate Billionaire’s Asylum Status

Montenegrin Special State Prosecutor Vladimir Novovic (L) and head of Police Directorate Nikola Terzic (R) in Podgorica. Photo: Parliament of Montenegro

On October 22, 2021, Montenegro gave political asylum to the billionaire, who is on a Russian-issued international arrest warrant for allegedly ordering contract murders.

Mysterious Balkan tombstones focus of new research

Researcher Saša Čaval from the Institute of Anthropological and Spatial Studies has won the European Research Council Consolidator Grant for her project to research stećci, large medieval tombstones found across the Western Balkans.

The “Europe Now” movement wins the Elections in Montenegro

The "Europe Now" (Evropa Sad) movement wins the elections in Montenegro. It received the support of almost 26 percent of voters. In second place is the party of the recent president, Milo Djukanovic.

Montenegrin Centrist Movement Tops Parliamentary Poll after Taking Presidency

Leader of Europe Now movement Milojko Spajic talks to media after casting his ballot in Podgorica, Montenegro. Photo: EPA-EFE/BORIS PEJOVIC

The result confirmed Europe Now's dominance after it took power in the capital, Podgorica, and another town in October last year and its deputy leader, Jakov Milatovic, beat incumbent Milo Djukanovic in April's presidential election.