Serbian Orthodox Church
Montenegrin premier Zdravko Krivokapic and opposition MPs in the parliament. Photo: Government of Montenegro
The motion was signed by all 40 MPs from the Democratic Party of Socialists, the Social Democratic Party, the Liberal Party, the Social Democrats, the Bosniak Party and two ethnic Albanian coalitions of parties.
Montenegro and Serbia's premiers, Zdravko Krivokapic and Ana Brnabic, in Belgrade. Photo: Government of Montenegro
Krivokapic, who was making his first visit to Serbia since new Montenegrin government came to office last December, Krivokapic said that the two neighbours take measured steps towards mutually beneficial relations.
The Cetinje Monastery in the old royal capital of Montenegro. Photo: Shutterstock
The main opposition Democratic Party of Socialists, DPS, accused the government of allowing "theft" and of serving the interests of the Serbian Church - with which it has often conflcted - and said it will file a criminal complaint.
Montenegrin PM Zdravko Krivokapic at a government session. Photo: Government of Montenegro
"This would cause great tensions and lead to pre-census campaigns and would negatively affect the quality of all the other data. Also, international standards say that population censuses should be avoided in turbulent socio-political periods," said Ivana Vujovic from the NGO Juventas.
Protesters clash with police during a protest against the enthronement of Serbian Orthodox Metropolitan Joanikije in Cetinje, Montenegro on September 5. Photo: EPA-EFE/BORIS PEJOVIC
During the session of the parliamentary security and defence council, Abazovic called on the Special State Prosecutor to investigate the organisers of the protests.