Latest News from Montenegro

Moldova President Makes Pilgrimage to Mount Athos

Moldovan pro-Russian President Igor Dodon left on Monday for a new pilgrimage to Orthodox monasteries on Mount Athos in Greece which are canonically subordinate to Moscow's Patriarchy, months ahead of the legislative elections scheduled for the beginning of 2019.

Cable Operator United Group to Meet Potential Buyers

Dutch-based cable and pay-TV operator United Group is to conduct meetings over the coming week with potential buyers, two sources familiar with the matter told BIRN, ahead of a reported auction in September.

Montenegrin soldiers to be sent to Afghanistan

Since the end of the mandate of the ISAF mission in 2014, Montenegrin soldiers have been deployed in the Resolute Support mission, which has more than 10,000 soldiers.

Montenegrin government to Vucic: We promised you nothing

According to a statement carried by Montenegro's state broadcaster, the prime minister "promised nothing" to Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic during their meeting in Belgrade last year - and instead "spoke only about improving the position of the Serb community in Montenegro."

'Pray for Kosovo's Salvation', Urge Serbian Bishops

Three prominent Serbian Orthodox bishops have called on believers to pray and fast for Kosovo, and for services for Kosovo to be held every evening until August 10 in churches across Montenegro and Kosovo itself.

The call was issued on Saturday by the leading Serbian bishop in Montenegro, Amfilohije, and the bishop of Budimlija-Niksic, Joanikije.

Serbian under 18 basketball team become European champions

Serbia beat Latvia 99-80 (32-20, 22-21, 25-24, 20-25) to defend the FIBA U18 title won last year - the nation's fourth in total.

The team, lead by coach Aleksandar Bucan, includes Pavle Kuzmanovic, Altin Islamovic, Luka Cerovina, Bogdan Nedeljkovic, Marko Pecarski, Bogdan Rutesic, Zoran Paunovic, Arijan Lakic, Toma Vasiljevic, Dalibor Ilic, Uros Trifunovic, and Filip Petrusev.

Croatian Police Accused Again of Brutality to Migrants

No Name Kitchen, NNK, an NGO that helps migrants and refugees in Bosnia and Herzegovina, on Wednesday on social networks accused Croatian police of beating a migrant and documented the claim with a photograph of his injured back.

It said its volunteers were dining on Tuesday in the town of Velika Kladusa when the man arrived and asked them to check his injuries.

Djuric: Hoxha is dead, and Albania has no border with Kosovo

Director of the Office for Kosovo and Metohija Marko Djuric reacted in this way on Thursday, adding that the statement of the Albanian minister in charge of the diaspora only served to further aggravate relations in the region.

Croat fans rob gas station, draw fascist symbols/PHOTOS

They burst into the gas station at around 03:00 hours CET, robbed it, and demolished the shelves.

The Interior Ministry (MUP) said that the thieves took "a large quantity of beverages" from the gas station's store, "and left without paying."

"Border between Kosovo and Albania" to be opened - Tirana

"We want to open the border between Albania and Kosovo. The prime minister told me that a decision has been made. Starting on January 1, free movement between Albania and Kosovo began," Majko said.

He stated this on the occasion of the Diaspora Day held in the town of Srbica, in Kosovo.

"America is UK's extended arm"

Jaksic spoke for Prva TV on Thursday whehn he commented on UK's decision not to include Kosovo in the agenda of the UN Security Council, which it presides over in August.

Albanian Hero Monument Sparks Row in Montenegro

The announcement that a monument dedicated to the Albanian historical hero Skenderbeg will be built in Montenegro has yet again opened up a debate in the country about his origins.

Serbia, Montenegro sign cross-border agreements

According to the Serbian government, they discussed cooperation between the police of two countries in the fight against organized crime.

After the meeting, the ministers signed seven agreements and two protocols on cross-border transportation and border control.

Serbia Proposes Law Changes to Halt Cyrillic's Decline

Against a background of fears that Latin letters are taking over, Serbia's Ministry of Culture has proposed toughening the law on the use of the Cyrillic script, creating a Council for the Serbian Language - and imposing fines for those who do not respect Serbia's "mother script".

Societe Generale Close to Sale of Bulgarian Bank to Hungary's OTP

SOFIA (Reuters) - French bank Societe Generale (SOGN.PA) is in final talks to sell its Bulgarian unit to Hungary's OTP Bank OTPB.BU and is likely to announce the deal this month, two sources familiar with the process said.