Rabbi Ari Edelkopf of Los Angeles along with his wife and seven children have settled into Podgorica. The small Jewish community of 400 is in the process of building a synagogue. Coincidentally, also in Podgorica the Montenegro Ministry of Culture is co-sponsoring an Iranian Cultural Week. This will showcase paintings, photos, film screenings and Iranian tourist attractions. Iranian Cultural Attache from Belgrade Mohsen Soleimani hoped for additional events in the future. (Times of Israel and Tehran Times)

“Kosovo and Montenegrin relations could become colder because of one of the most attractive pieces of land on the Montenegrin coast – the beautiful hinterland beach. This is in addition to the demarcation of the border. The Kosovo Privatization Agency (KTA) wants to prove that the company Rekreaturs in Pristina is the beneficial owner of 33,000 square meters on the coast of the sea, which was built by Kosovo workers. Montenegrin courts came to a decision 30 years ago on the subject. News coming from the Kosovo government confirmed that it will not give up trying to prove that it is a scam that the company Rekreaturs Budva is not the actual successor of property rights.” (translated from Vijesti.me)

“Government inspectors have given out a total of 2.7 million euros ($3.13 million) in fines  during the tourist season that ran from May 1 – August 31 in the coastal municipalities and Kolasin, Zabljak and Pluzine. The largest number of irregularities came from the Market Inspectorate related to price control, issuing receipts for goods and services sold, improper record keeping on purchase and sales of goods, and the provision of commercial services.”  (translated from Vijesti.me)