Slavoljub Stijepovic

Montenegro Prime Minister Reshuffles Cabinet

Djukanovic on Monday presented the five new ministers to the leaderhip of his ruling Democratic Party of Socialists, DPS after months of speculation about changes within the government.
It is expected that parliament will vote on the new Education, Culture, Health, Justice and Labour ministers at its session scheduled for Tuesday.

Montenegro Opposition Slates Mayor's Diplomatic Post

The Montenegrin parliament's Committee on International Relations on Thursday failed to agree on the candidacy of the former Mayor of Podgorica, Miomir Mugosa, for the post of ambassador to Slovenia.

Opposition MPs and deputies from the junior ruling party, the Social Democratic Party, SDP, boycotted the session.

Montenegro Teachers' Union Calls Strike

The Union of Education has announced that it will hold a one-hour warning strike on Tuesday, saying that the government was still failing to make progress in a long-running dispute over pay.

The union is asking for pay rises, a bigger food allowance and transport bonuses. It is also calling for full-time employment for teachers currently working under temporary employment contracts.

Montenegro Local Elections Pose Test for Ruling Party

Montenegrin President Filip Vujanovic has set May 25 as the date for local elections, which will be held in accordance with the new EU-backed electoral law.

Elections will duly take place in Podgorica, Bar, Bijelo Polje, Danilovgrad, Zabljak, Kolasin, Plav, Pluzine, Pljevlja, Rozaje Savnik and Gusinje, Vujanovic said.