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Kosovo’s New Foreign Minister Calls for Sacking of Ambassadors

Glauk Konjufca said on Tuesday that he has decided to dismiss several heads of diplomatic missions from their position abroad, including Kosovo's ambassador to Washington, Vlora Citaku.

Konjufca said that Kosovo's representatives in Bulgaria, the Netherlands, Hungary, France, Montenegro and Switzerland should also be discharged from their positions.

Montenegro Albanian Mayor Disputes Municipal Boundary with Capital

Nik Gjeloshaj Photo: Courtesy of Nik Gjeljoshaj

The territory claimed by both Tuzi and Podgorica includes the largest waste landfill site in Montenegro, a livestock market and part of the vineyards belonging to Plantaze, the largest wine company in Montenegro.

Representatives of Tuzi believe that their municipality should collect taxes from these businesses.

Montenegro: The implementation is underway

According to "Novosti", without launching the announced expert dialogue between legal teams of the Metropolitanate of Montenegro and the Littoral and the Government of Montenegro on controversial parts of the law that discriminate Serbian Orthodox Church, documentation on the status of religious buildings in Danilovgrad, Niksic and Gusinje had been issued by the property administration.

Rumen Radev: Bulgaria Highly Appreciates Montenegro’s Contribution to Building Good-Neighborly Relations and Strengthening Stability in the Balkans

President Rumen Radev and Prime Minister of Montenegro Dusko Markovic, who is visiting Sofia, discussed at a meeting held at 2 Dondukov street promoting trade and investment exchange between Bulgaria and Montenegro and improving connectivity in Southeastern Europe. The meeting was also attended by Vice-president Iliana Iotova, the presidential office reported.

Montenegro Resort Says Coronavirus Quarantine Centre Would Wreck Economy

Ulcinj.  Photo: Municipality of Ulcinj

All political parties in the local assembly in Ulcinj have demanded an urgent meeting with the government after the Health Minister Kenan Hrapovic said that if cases start to occur, quarantine facilities will be opened at the former military base in Zoganje near Ulcinj and in the Danilovgrad and Niksic municipalities.

In Five Years of Montenegrin Gang Warfare, 37 Dead

Authorities in Montenegro appear helpless to stem the bloodshed from an increasingly international war between rival drug gangs with roots in a medieval coastal town.

Energean gets Total’s stake in the Ionian

Greek oil enterprise Energean has secured its entry into Block 2 of the Ionian Sea by buying out the stake of French company Total, which had been seeking to disengage from the region for months.

Bosnian Serb Parliament Backs Dodik’s Double Veto

At a special session on ended early on Thursday, the assembly of Bosnia's mainly Serb entity, Republika Srpska, backed vetoes proposed by Milorad Dodik on the visit of the President of Montenegro and on cooperation with the EU border agency Frontex.

The Church Has Become the Real Opposition in Montenegro

The protest is both a struggle for political dominance in the country, and a battle for political influence inside the Church. Finally, the protests reveal the deep discontent of many citizens with the broader situation in the country.

"We approach the issue of citizens' health highly seriously and responsibly" VIDEO

Vucic also emphasized that the best possible conditions were provided at infectious clinics and all other places in case coronavirus reaches Serbia.
"There are no people affected with coronavirus in Serbia, we do tests unlike some states in the environment. We respect the procedure," Vucic said.

Spanish Police Charge Balkan Football Agent With Financial Crimes

Media reports say the manager of Serbian Real Madrid football player Luka Jovic, and his associates, have been charged with money laundering and offences against the public purse in Spain. 

Abdilgafar Fali Ramadani, the German-born Macedonian manager of Jovic, oversaw his transfer from Eintracht Frankfurt to Real Madrid for 60 million euros in 2019. 

Russian-backed Bishop Joins Montenegro Church Protests

A senior Russian-backed bishop in Ukraine will lead a prayer walk in the Montenegrin capital, Podgorica, on Saturday, joining protests led by the Serbian Orthodox Church against a recently-adopted law on religious freedom.

The best bid for Komercijalna banka selected

According to B92, some media reported that the NLB bid was € 450 million, which is a false information.
Apparently the NLB came up with an offer that allowed the Slovenes to overtake the other two bidders - Raiffeisen and AIK Bank. B92 confirmed that the negotiation process is completed and that the contract is expected to be signed.

Montenegro Bishop and President Trade Blows in Religion Row

Metropolitan Amfilohije, the Serbian Orthodox Church's most senior bishop in Montenegro, has called on citizens not to vote for those who supported the contested Freedom of Religion law in coming elections. 

During a Church-led protest against the law on Sunday, Bishop Amfilohije also again urged the government to withdraw the law which parliament passed late last year.