Montenegro

Montenegro WEEKEND ROUNDUP: EU Warns Montenegro of Media Freedom Following Journalist Shooting; Opposition Looks to Oust DPS in Podgorica Elections; PM Markovic Met With Chairman of Committee on the Affairs of the EU of German Parliament

Montenegro WEEKEND ROUNDUP: EU Warns Montenegro of Media Freedom Following Journalist Shooting; Opposition Looks to Oust DPS in Podgorica Elections; PM Markovic Met With Chairman of Committee on the Affairs of the EU of German Parliament

“The European Union has warned Montenegro that its efforts to join the bloc will suffer a setback unless it does more to protect journalists and media freedom. EU Enlargement Negotiations Commissioner Johannes Hahn made the statement on May 11 after meeting with Olivera Lakic, a crime and corruption […]

Hundreds Protest Montenegrin Journalist Shot

Hundreds Protest Montenegrin Journalist Shot

“Hundreds protested in the Montenegrin capital, Podgorica, on May 9 after a prominent crime and corruption reporter was shot, the latest attack on journalists in the small Balkan country that is seeking EU membership. Carrying banners reading “Stop Violence,” and “For A Life Without Fear,” the protesters demanded […]

EU Provides Montenegro with $41.5 million Annualy for Accession Process

EU Provides Montenegro with $41.5 million Annualy for Accession Process

“The European Union (EU) annually provides a total of €35million ($41.5 million) to assist Montenegro on its joining path, the Head of the EU Delegation to Montenegro, Aivo Orav said today in Niksic. Orav explained that this assistance was provided for ‘a specific relationship and mutual desire for […]

Montenegrin Crime & Corruption Journalist ShotPhoto: Vijesti

Montenegrin Crime & Corruption Journalist Shot

“Unidentified assailants on Tuesday shot and wounded a Montenegrin journalist who has written about crime and corruption in the small Balkan country. Olivera Lakic, a journalist for the Montenegrin newspaper Vijesti, was wounded in the right leg outside her home in the capital, Podgorica. Lakic was taken to […]

Djukanovic Aims for Party’s Victory in May 27 Podgorica ElectinsPhoto: CDM

Djukanovic Aims for Party’s Victory in May 27 Podgorica Electins

“President of the Democratic Party of Socialists, Milo Djukanovic, said that he must work devotedly for the ‘For Citizens of Podgorica Citizens’ list to be supported in order to rule independently in the capital, and not to be blackmailed. ‘If we reached 51 percent support on April 15, […]

Kosovo WEEKEND ROUNDUP: EU Delegation to Assess Visa Liberalization in Kosovo This Week; EU countries agree on declaration to be adopted at Sofia May 2018 summit on Western Balkans; Kosovo’s President Decrees Border Demarcation; Kosovo Journalists Want More Freedom, ProtectionPhoto: Traveleks

Kosovo WEEKEND ROUNDUP: EU Delegation to Assess Visa Liberalization in Kosovo This Week; EU countries agree on declaration to be adopted at Sofia May 2018 summit on Western Balkans; Kosovo’s President Decrees Border Demarcation; Kosovo Journalists Want More Freedom, Protection

“A delegation from the European Union will be in Kosovo this week to gather information on the implementation of the plan against organised crime and corruption, which is the last necessary step for Kosovo towards obtaining visa liberalisation with the EU. ‘The evaluation of the EU delegation will […]

WEEKEND READ: Needed –  A Balkan initiative for the NATO summit

WEEKEND READ: Needed – A Balkan initiative for the NATO summit

“NATO’s leaders will gather at the Brussels Summit in July to strengthen their posture against Russia’s threats to its neighbors as well as Moscow’s more subtle subversion of democracies throughout the West. It is vital that the alliance declare a bold, new initiative at the summit to protect […]

Who Will Control Radio Television Montenegro?

Who Will Control Radio Television Montenegro?

“The Human Rights Action (HRA) announced last year that the authorities decided that the independence of the public service of Radio and Television of Montenegro (RTCG) and the Agency for Electronic Media (AEM) from the Council of the Agency, and filling vacant seats with party activists in power, […]