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Montenegro faces debt only to China as the EU closes its door

European and Asian newspapers report that the European Union will not back Montenegro over its $ 1 billion debt to China for a highway to be built, a move that upsets the race balance over the glaring influence in the Balkans. NikkeiAsia recalls that Montenegro, a NATO member, is considered one of the main candidates…

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Montenegro: The GRECO annual report highlights the partial implementation of the recommendations

Montenegro has fully implemented the recommendations of the Council of Europe anti-corruption body (GRECO) in the field of prosecutors, while only a third of the measures have been implemented in relation to judges, according to the GRECO annual report. The report states that, by the end of last year, Montenegro had fully implemented eight of…

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European Parliament: Montenegro must accelerate EU-related reforms

In a report adopted Tuesday, Members of the European Parliament express their full support for Montenegro’s EU accession process and call on the new Government to focus on further reforms. “Deputies of the Foreign Affairs Committee praised Montenegro’s progress in the fight against organized crime and called on the authorities to speed up reforms, especially…

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Montenegro: Government temporarily withdraws proposal for amendments to Citizenship Law

The roadblock between Niksic and Podgorica was lifted Monday evening after the Montenegrin government decided to temporarily withdraw proposed reforms to the citizenship law. These changes prompted the largest protests to date by the Government of Prime Minister Zdravko Krivokapi. Along with the government crisis triggered by the Prime Minister’s request to remove Minister Vladimir…

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Montenegro: Citizens call for Government resignation as protests continue

Across several Montenegrin cities, citizens dissatisfied with the work of the Montenegrin Government staged a protest in the convoys of cars on Sunday afternoon. “We, who do not belong to the political parties and interest groups around them; we, whose expectations have been betrayed by both parties; we, the sons and daughters of Montenegro who…

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Montenegro, Serbia and Greece top places in Europe in weekly working hours

Eight of the top 10 European countries with the most working hours per week are occupied by the Balkan countries, in an interesting video, which records the evolution of working hours from 1999 to 2020 in Europe. Of all European countries in 2020, three countries registered more than 40 hours of weekly work. Montenegro recorded…

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Stano: The EU is monitoring the situation in Montenegro

Any changes in the legislation in the field of citizenship in Montenegro should be implemented after extensive consultations and with the participation of all relevant decision-makers, said European Commission spokesman Peter Stano. In response to a question from Montenegrin Television, he said that the European Union (EU) is following the events in Montenegro very closely…

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Montenegro: Crowds take to the streets amid debate over changes to Citizenship Law

A large group of several hundred citizens and members of the Patriotic Alliance of Montenegro (PKS) Patriotic Alliance gathered in front of the Montenegrin Government building on Thursday to protest the announced changes to the Citizenship Law. As previously announced by the PKS, these changes would grant Montenegrin citizenship to Russian and Serbian citizens to…

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Montenegro: Montenegrins threatened with extinction, warns PKS

On March 31, the Montenegrin Patriotic Union * (PKS) sent a letter to the embassies of the United States, Great Britain, Germany, the European Union, the Italian Republic, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania and Slovenia regarding what they believe it is a great danger posed by the new government which is threatening Montenegro. As the…

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Montenegro: Prime Minister’s decision to remove Minister Leposavić divides the country

The European Commission (EC) is aware of the initiative of Prime Minister Zdravko Krivokapi in to dismiss the Minister of Justice, Human and Minority Rights Vladimir Leposavic, in light of his comments on Srebrenica, said EC spokeswoman Ana Pisonero Hernandez for Pobjeda in Podgorica. . She reiterated that the EU rejects and condemns any denial,…

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Montenegro: PM Demands Dismissal of Justice Minister Following Comments on Srebrenica Genocide

Montenegrin Prime Minister Zdravko Krivokapić has initiated proceedings to remove the Minister of Justice, Human Rights and Minorities, Vladimir Leposavić. As he said, after the Minister’s statement on the Srebrenica genocide, he sent a message to Leposavic that “he should solve the problem that he himself had created”. “I thought his final statement would be…

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Montenegro: The crisis requires partnership, pro-activity, responsibility and open dialogue

According to the Social Council, the social partners – the Montenegrin Federation of Employers (MEF), the Confederation of Montenegrin Trade Unions (CTUM) and the Union of Free Trade Unions (UFTUM) – are developing a platform that provides recommendations for the recovery of the Montenegrin economy from coronavirus pandemic. “In crisis situations such as the coronavirus…

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Montenegro: More voices raised against offshore oil exploration

The Non-Governmental Sector Affirmation Network (MANS) called on the Montenegrin Government to hire European experts and review the contract for oil exploration in the country’s coastal area instead of, as they point out, conducting completed negotiations. from the former regime. A MANS statement noted that they were “surprised by the claims of Capital Investment Minister…

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Montenegro: The value of foreign trade declines

According to preliminary data from the state statistics agency Monstat, Montenegro’s total foreign trade in the first two months reached € 313.1m, marking a 20% drop in Viti. Monstat reported that the exported goods were worth € 60.2 million, 1.6% less than last year. Imports were lower by 23.4% and amounted to € 252.9 million.…

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Montenegro: Statement on the Srebrenica genocide sparks international protests

The United States Embassy in Montenegro, the European Union, the British Ambassadors to Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina, along with many other representatives of the international community, expressed concern over statements by Montenegrin Justice Minister Vladimir Leposavic regarding with the events in Srebrenica in July 1995 On Friday, Montenegrin Justice Minister Vladimir Leposavić said he…

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Montenegro hosts conference on better regulation of gambling

The President of the Committee on Economy, Finance and Budget of the Parliament of Montenegro Vladimir Joković participated in the introductory part of the virtual conference on “Prevention of money laundering and terrorist financing through gambling in Montenegro, through adequate regulation and oversight “, organized by the Office of the Council of Europe. The purpose…

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Montenegro: Đukanović congratulates Greece on its bicentennial

Montenegrin President Milo Đukanović congratulated Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou on Greek Independence Day on March 25, as well as on the completion of 200 years since the Greek uprising and 140 years since the establishment of diplomatic relations between Greece and Montenegro. “On the occasion of March 25 – the Independence Day of Greece, the…

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Montenegro: Referendum on oil extraction to be considered after submarine exploration

The Montenegrin Ministry of Capital Investments is ready to leave the final decision on the use of oil to the citizens through a referendum, but only after the exploratory drilling confirms if there are quantities in the Montenegrin submarine area that would be economical for exploitation, and after an intensive public consultation is held. The…