Kolašin

Montenegrin theater unwelcome; emails were "joking" in tone

The Center for Culture from Pozarevac, eastern Serbia, has refused to host a performance of an amateur theater from Kolasin, Montenegro, it has been confirmed.

However, the center's director, Dragi Ivic, told the Belgrade-based daily Blic that the comments from the emails he exchanged with one of the Montenegrin actors were made "jokingly."

Montenegro Expects 2.5 Billion Euro Tourism Boost

A government report on the implementation of priority projects in the tourism sector, which BIRN has seen, said that the country is looking forward to a huge boost from tourist-related investment.

Fourteen development projects started in 2014 are undergoing expansion and over 250 million euro in investment is expected this year.

Montenegro Poll Re-Runs Leave Djukanovic Win Intact

Repeat polls were held in Danilovgrad, Kolasin and Bijelo Polje on Sunday due to reports of significant irregularities but the ruling Democratic Party of Socialists, DPS, remained the overall victor.

The DPS took the largest amount of seats in all three municipalities but only won an outright majority in Danilovgrad.

Montenegrins Vote for New Local Authorities

A total of 717 polling stations will open from 7am to 8pm on Sunday May 25 for local elections in 12 of the country’s 22 municipalities. Almost 315,000 people have a right to vote.

Local elections, held in accordance with a new EU-backed electoral law, will take place in Podgorica, Bar, Bijelo Polje, Danilovgrad, Zabljak, Kolasin, Plav, Pluzine, Pljevlja, Rozaje, Savnik and Gusinje.

Synchronised work on Serbia-Montenegro transport lines

PODGORICA - The statement by Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic that the Belgrade-Boljare motorway would be completed within four years is the best proof that the governments in Belgrade and Podgorica are working in synchrony on the transport ties between the two countries, Montenegrin Minister of Transport and Maritime Affairs Ivan Brajovic stated.

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.