The legislative committee of Montenegro's parliament endorsed on Tuesday a draft law on freedom of religion, the last hurdle before the legislation is debated by lawmakers on Thursday over fierce objections from the Serbian Orthodox Church, SPC.
Hundreds of Serb priests and monks protested in front of parliament before the committee session demanding the bill's withdrawal.
The Parliament of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) will ratify the deal reached with Greece on the name dispute on Wednesday, according to the country's MIA news agency.
The relevant draft bill will first be discussed at the European Affairs Committee before it is submitted to the Legislative Committee.
The Montenegrin parliament's Legislative Committee on Monday backed amendments to the conflict of interest law, aiming at tighten up checks on officials' assets.