Montenegro

Azerbaijani, Montenegrin presidents have expanded meeting

Following their private talk, presidents Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan and Filip Vujanovic of Montenegro were joined by their countries` delegations for an expanded meeting. They praised development of friendly relations between Azerbaijan and Montenegro. The sides stressed the

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Montenegro Daily Publishes New Compromising Leaks

The pro-opposition daily Dan on Monday published another leak designed to discomfort the ruling party – a letter from the manager of a key post office listing the political affiliation of his employees.The pro-opposition daily newspaper Dan has published more leaks that embarrass the country’s ruling Democratic Party of Socialists, …

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Presidential Race Hots Up in Montenegro

After the incumbent, Filip Vujanovic, launched his campaign late last week in Bar, his main rival, Miodrag Lekic will hold his first election convention in Niksic on Monday.Billboards that went up in the capital, Podgorica, on Friday, showing a smiling Vujanovic dressed casually in a beige sweater and white shirt, …

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Montenegro and Bosnia ‘Close to Border Deal’

The Bosnian prime minister said there was only one disputed piece of territory to be demarcated before the ex-Yugoslav states sign a crucial border agreement. Vjekoslav Bevanda and Milo Djukanovic, the prime ministers of Bosnia and Montenegro , said a deal was close after they met on Tuesday in Podgorica. “There …

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Montenegro Parliament To Probe Media Wiretapping Claims

A parliamentary committee has called a hearing with the interior minister and special prosecutor following an opposition daily’s claims that its journalists were secretly surveyed.Djurdjina Ivanovic, the special prosecutor, and Rasko Konjevic, the Interior Minister, will be summoned to appear before parliament’s Committee for Security and Defence, this body agreed …

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Montenegro Opposition Plan Response to Ruling Party Leaks

Opposition and civil society organizations met to discuss media leaks, which have cast a new light on the ruling party’s controversial tactics.The meeting took place on Friday on the initiative of Democratic Front, the largest opposition formation. Miodrag Lekic, leader of the front, said the meeting ended without concrete conclusions, …

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Court Halts Govt Funds for Montenegrin NGOs

Following a lawsuit by two NGOs, the Administrative Court has annulled a decision allocating over 2 million euro to civil society ogranizations in 2011, as a result of which the process will have to start again.Two organizations, a hiking club and an environmental NGO, sued the Commission For Allocation of …

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Ruling Party Leaks Infuriate Montenegro Opposition

After documents were leaked from Montenegro’s ruling party, revealing plans to hire political loyalists, the opposition is demanding action.The opposition daily newspaper Dan on Tuesday has published a letter which it calls proof of the growing politicisation of Montenegro’s public administration. In a letter sent to Dejan Zarubica, president of …

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Montenegro Coalition Party Appeals Vujanovic Candidacy

The Social Democratic Party, SDP, a minor government partner, says the current head of state, Filip Vujanovic, has no right to run as president and appealed to the Constitutional Court.The SDP on Thursday submitted an appeal to the Constitutional Court, claiming that Vujanovic does not have the right to be …

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