“Police in Montenegro have identified the man who carried out a hand-grenade attack against the U.S. Embassy in Podgorica as Dalibor Jaukovic, a Serbian-born Kosovo war veteran.

Jaukovic was a member of the Yugoslav armed forces in the late 1990s when the United States launched 78 days of air strikes against Serbia to bring an end to the 1998-1999 Kosovo war.

Jaukovic died when he detonated a second explosive device outside the embassy compound early on February 22 after throwing a Yugoslav-made M75 ‘Kashikara’ grenade over the compound wall, police said.

Although Montenegro’s government initially said Jaukovic committed suicide, authorities said later on February 22 that they were still investigating whether he accidentally set off the explosion that killed him.” (RFE/RL)

“Montenegro’s European Affairs Minister resigned Thursday after the country’s anti-corruption agency discovered he was holding two positions and receiving an additional income.

Aleksandar Andrija Pejovic said he made the decision for moral reasons.

‘As a responsible citizen, taking into account the activities of Montenegrin institutions, I decided to act in this manner in order to relieve the government and myself of the personal pressure that arose after the decision of the Agency for the Prevention of Corruption (ASK),’ said Pejovic

Pejovic said the ASK found he was in conflict of interest by acting as both a minister and chief negotiator.” (Anadolu)

“Ahead of the busy election year with presidential and a number of local elections in the spring, the OSCE Mission to Montenegro is providing technical assistance to the country’s State Election Commission (SEC) and Municipal Election Commissions (MEC) to support the development of an Election Operational Plan – an essential tool in managing the upcoming presidential election, which is scheduled for April 15, 2018.” (OSCE)