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Montenegro's Royal Poet up for Sainthood

The Serbian Orthodox Church’s top cleric in Montenegro, Metropolitan Amfilohije Radovic, said he would propose that 19th-century prince and poet Njegos be declared a saint.

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08 May 13

Montenegro Political Crisis Slows Crucial Reforms

Work on constitutional changes intended to increase judicial independence and bring EU accession closer is being hampered by post-election disputes, a top lawmaker said.

03 May 13

Tito Memorial Runners Leave Montenegro For Belgrade

Hundreds of nostalgic Yugoslavs gathered in the town of Berane in Montenegro for the annual relay race in honour of the late Yugoslav leader, Josip Broz Tito.

02 May 13

Montenegro Discrimination Council Backs LGBT Strategy

The Anti-Discrimination Council of Montenegro unanimously supported a draft Strategy for improving the quality of life of LGBT persons in the country.

30 Apr 13

Djukanovic Snubs Opposition Call to Quit

Montenegro's Prime Minister said he had no plans to resign, and the opposition has no legitimate right to demand such a thing after losing the elections.

26 Apr 13

Hundreds of Balkan Refugee Families Get New Homes

Almost 500 families from Bosnia, Croatia, Montenegro and Serbia will be given new homes in a scheme that also aims to solve tens of thousands more wartime refugees’ housing problems.

24 Apr 13

EU Mission Tracks Montenegro’s Progress

An EU expert mission is reviewing Montenegro’s progress in the areas of fundamental rights, justice, freedom and security.

22 Apr 13

Montenegro Confirms Vujanovic’s Presidential Poll Win

Montenegro’s electoral commission confirmed that incumbent Filip Vujanovic won this month’s presidential election despite protests from the opposition which has alleged fraud.

22 Apr 13

Montenegro Opposition Protests Poll ‘Fraud’

Thousands of opposition supporters rallied in Podgorica against alleged vote-rigging at this month’s presidential elections after initial results declared the ruling party candidate had won.

16 Apr 13

Ashton Praises Montenegro as Regional Partner

The EU’s foreign policy chief, Catherine Ashton, praised Montenegro as an important partner of the EU that has much to offer the European club.

15 Apr 13

Ashton Tours Balkans Ahead of EU Progress Report

As the European Commission prepares to issue a progress report on the western Balkans, the EU’s foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton is visiting the region to promote reforms.

10 Apr 13

Presidential Election Result Draws Protests in Montenegro

As initial results put Filip Vujanovic in the lead, opposition parties said they will take to the streets if his rival, Miodrag Lekic, is not recognised as winner of the presidential race.

08 Apr 13

Montenegro’s Vujanovic Declared Presidential Election Winner

Montenegro’s election commission said incumbent Filip Vujanovic has won the country’s presidential vote, according to preliminary results, despite the opposition also claiming victory.

08 Apr 13

Montenegrins Still Await New President After Vote

Official results are yet to be announced after both candidates claimed victory in presidential polls and the opposition urged the election commission not to give in to ruling party ‘pressure’.

07 Apr 13

Montenegro Presidency Rivals Both Claim Poll Victory

Incumbent Filip Vujanovic and his opponent Miodrag Lekic both declared that they had won the presidency after polls closed in Sunday’s vote in Montenegro.

07 Apr 13

Montenegrins Set To Choose New President

Polls opened at 7am for more than half a million Montenegrins to decide who they want as their next head of state.


26 Apr 13

Victims Feel Betrayed by Local War Crimes Trials

When the Hague Tribunal closes at the end of 2014, Balkan countries’ own courts will be responsible for all war crimes trials, but prosecutions are dogged by politics and differing interpretations of history.


25 Apr 13

Ryanair To Start Flights From Montenegro

The first flights of the Irish budget airline company from Montenegro will start in June on the route running from Podgorica to Brussels.