Police patrol in Podgorica. Photo: BIRN/Samir Kajosevic
On Thursday, authorities put Radovan Rakocevic from the town of Bijelo Polje in custody for 72 hours for the offence of spreading panic. Rakocevic had shared an article on Facebook from a Belgrade tabloid, Alo, which claimed that Montenegrin President Milo Djukanovic had been infected with the coronavirus.
Montenegro's ruling DPS party wants its leader Milo Djukanovic to be a candidate in the presidential elections in 2018.
The Podgorica-based daily Pobjeda writes that the DPS main board will meet to consider this by the end of the month - and that the mood "at all party levels" is "unanimously" in favor of Djukanovic running.
A member of the Montenegrin Assembly from the ruling DPS party has been detained at Moscow's Domodedovo airport.
Podgorica-based daily Vijesti is reporting that it received confirmation of this from sources close to the MP, Miodrag Vukovic.
The Interpol National Central Bureau for Montenegro has issued an international arrest warrant for Svetozar Marovic.
Marovic is a former high ranking official of the ruling DPS party, who in the past served as president of the State Union of Serbia and Montenegro, and as speaker of the Montenegrin Assembly.
The DPS Deputy Kamen Kostadinov resigned because of the "15/15" phenomenom, according to novinite.bg.
On Wednesday the DPS Party expelled Angel Isaev who was chosen for deputy on account of a coincidence with his number on the list and the number of the party on the bulletin. Isaev diclined leaving the 44th parliament and Kostadinov chose to resign itself.
Leader of Montenegro's ruling DPS party Milo Djukanovic says Moscow "tried to cause bloodshed on election day in Montenegro."
Belgrade-based Vecernje Novosti is reporting that the former Montenegrin prime minister and president thinks Russia's goal was "to achieve increased influence in the Balkans" and thus "settle a score" with the West.
Novinite is publishing highlights of the year, using only one selection criteria: those which gained the biggest reader interest throughout 2016 have made it into the shortlist.
The events are ordered chronologically, according to the moment they began, even if their major development occurred over the months to come.