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Police cordon dividing two yule log lighting ceremonies in Cetinje, within 100 meters

Representatives of the Metropolitanate laid a yule log in front of the Cetinje Monastery in the presence of a large number of citizens and believers, including Serbia's Ambassador to Montenegro Vladimir Bozovic and businessman Miodrag Daka Davidovic.
Strong police forces were set up between the two groups of the faithful.

Montenegro Holds Journalist for Stirring ‘Panic’ Over Kosovo Intervention

A media union has demanded the release of journalist Andjela Djikanovic, who was put in detention for 72 hours for "causing panic and disorder", after claiming in an article that the government might call on security forces in neighbouring Kosovo to help quell protests over a new religion law.

Russian begins gas flows to Europe via TurkStream

Russia has started European gas deliveries through the new TurkStream pipeline to Turkey, Bulgaria's Bulgartransgaz said on Jan. 5, as Moscow looks to reduce shipments via Ukraine.

Russia is building TurkStream and doubling the capacity of NordStream across the Baltic Sea to Germany as part of plans to bypass Ukraine in its gas deliveries to Europe.

Vucic: I'm not going to Montenegro VIDEO

Vucic recalled that 28.73 percent of Serbs and less than 45 percent of Montenegrins officially live in Montenegro, referring to "the intention of part of the Podgorica regime".

Serbian Ambassador refused to receive a protest note from Montenegro

According to the Montenegrin Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bozovic was summoned to this Ministry's office to be served with a protest note over alleged events in front of the Montenegrin Embassy in Belgrade and last night's attempt to set the Montenegrin flag on fire.

"Another uncivilized attack in Belgrade"

Montenegrin Prime Minister Dusko Markovic said it was "another uncivilized attack on the Montenegrin Embassy and the Montenegrin flag".

Vucic: The Montenegrin Prime Minister is telling notorious lies

He added that Montenegrin Prime Minister Dusko Markovic had been notoriously untruthful about the event, as well as when he said that Montenegro's independence was threatened.
Vucic also said that Montenegro does not have to protect its independence, because it is not threaten by anyone, but also that it cannot take Serbian holy places.

EU to explore further enlargement in 2020

Croatia, the youngest EU member, vowed to advocate for the bloc's Balkan enlargement, and pledged to work for "a strong Europe in a world of challenges" in the upcoming six months, after taking over the European Council's rotating presidency on Jan. 1.

Bosnia Spends €2 Million on ‘Divisive’ War Memorials

'A memorial shows that time can't erase everything'

The Gunpowder Depot building near Kalinovik, where Bosniaks were imprisoned during the war, remains unmarked as a detention site. Photo: BIRN.

The Novi Grad municipality in Sarajevo is one of those that have allocated the largest amounts over the past four years - around 220,000 euros.