Dritan Abazovic

Montenegro Charges Former Govt Officials With Abuse of Office

Montenegrin government members at a parliament session in November 2016. Photo: Government of Montenegro

Special State Prosecution spokesperson Vukas Radonjic said that the suspects, who at the time were members of a government commission, violated internal procedures on loan repayment agreements with state officials.

BIRN Fact-Check: Has Montenegro’s Minority Govt Delivered Reforms?

A year on, Abazovic has his deal with the Church and can point to a string of high-profile organized crime arrests. But while the work of the Constitutional Court has been unblocked, little progress has been made on reforming the judiciary, a key condition of Montenegro's EU accession process.

Montenegro Opposition Party Denies Funding From Crypto Fugitive

Montenegrin National Security Committee session in Podgorica. Photo: Government of Montenegro

Media reported on Tuesday that Do Kwon sent a letter to outgoing Prime Minister Dritan Abazovic, outgoing Justice Minister Marko Kovac and the Special State Prosecution, claiming that he financed Europe Now.

Montenegrin Resort’s Mayor Arrested on Suspicion of Drug Trafficking

Montenegrin Prime Minister Dritan Abazovic (L) and Mayor of Budva Milo Bozovic (R) at a meeting in Budva. Photo: Photo: Government of Montenegro

The Special State Prosecution said the arrest of Bozovic and unnamed persons from Budva, Cetinje and the capital Podgorica, was organised with the support of the European police agency EUROPOL.

Montenegrin Prosecutors ‘Pressurised by Superiors in Serbian Gang Case’

Montenegrin state prosecutor Vukas Radonjic at a conference in Podgorica. Photo: PR Centar

On October 14, 2021, the Basic Prosecution in Podgorica detained the two police officers, Aleksandar Boskovic and Sasa Djurovic, for allowing Belivuk and Miljkovic to enter the country.

Djukanovic Quits as Party Leader After Losing Montenegrin Presidential Race

President Milo Djukanovic at the polling station in Podgorica. Photo: BIRN/Samir Kajosevic

On April 2, Djukanovic lost the second-round vote to Europe Now candidate Jakov Milatovic, losing power 32 years after he was first appointed Prime Minister in February 1991.

Montenegro Sacks Police Director Over Officers’ Crime Ties

Montenegrin Special State Prosecutor Vladimir Novovic (L), Police Director Zoran Brdjanin (M) and Special Police Department Predrag Sukovic (R) in Podgorica. Photo: Government of Montenegro

The government appointed two new interim police directors, Nikola Terzic and Predrag Sukovic, who will be in charge of contact with the European police agency Europol.