Geography of Montenegro
Protests against the detention of the Serbian Orthodox clergy in Pljevlja, Montenegro. Photo: Facebook video screenshot
Police battled protesters in Pljevlja and Niksic with tear gas, leaving dozens of police officers and protesters injured. Protests also took place in Budva, Berane and the capital, Podgorica.
Vanna on Tuesday cancelled the concert that was due to take place in the coastal town of Tivat on the deck of the Montenegrin military's ship 'Jadran' amid an ongoing row over the vessel's ownership.
The concert planned for August 17 was cancelled after the pop singer came under pressure in Croatia not to perform on a boat that critics said was "stolen" from her home country.
Montenegro's tourism business is gearing up for the summer, expecting more Russian tourists than in previous years.
On Thursday, the tourism authorities presented the country's offer at the largest Moscow travel and tourism fair, MITT, saying that, "trends show that more Russian tourists are interesting to visit Montenegro."
The cross has been removed from the historical Sahat Kula (Tower), in the Montenegrin capital Podgorica, the Belgrade daily Vecernje Novosti is reporting.
According to the article, before it was removed during the restoration of the tower and the adjacent Becir Beg Osmanagic Square, the Christian symbol was there for more than one hundred years.
Montenegro has asked for international help to fight wildfires raging along its Adriatic coastline, forcing the evacuation of dozens of tourists and campers, authorities said July 17.
Montenegrin PM Dusko Markovic, Assembly President Ivan Brajovic, and ruling DPS leader Milo Djukanovic are among the officials on Kremlin's "black list."
Podgorica-based daily Pobjeda writes that they are banned from entering Russia.
Citing diplomatic sources, the newspaper said that the list includes government ministers and MPs who supported Montenegro's membership in NATO.
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.