Tag: Montenegro
Balkans 11.05.22 | 14:58

Under Dritan Abazovic, Montenegro will join the Open Balkan initiative

Newly elected Montenegrin Prime Minister Dritan Abazovic will likely join the next summit of the Open Balkan – Mini Schengen initiative, that will take place in Macedonia in June. Macedonia, Albania and Kosovo are part of the initiative, and other countries in the region were wary of it, scared...

Balkans 29.04.22 | 12:19

Montenegrin parliament elects new government led by Dritan Abazovic

The Montenegrin parliament elected a new, pro-Western government on Thursday, with a minority cabinet led by environmental-liberal Prime Minister Dritan Abazovic. The midterm switch in government came after parliament passed a motion of no-confidence in the pro-Serbian and pro-Russian government led...

Macedonia 27.01.22 | 14:12

The Foreign Minister of Montenegro had to cancel his visit to Macedonia due to political turmoil at home

The Foreign Minister of Montenegro Gjorgje Radulovic was called off from his visit to Macedonia by Prime Minister Zdravko Krivokapic. The move is likely provoked by the state of political crisis in Montenegro, where the coalition partners are in turmoil and working to re-compose the coalition. Radulovic...

Macedonia 24.09.21 | 11:59

Interior Ministry claims that its officials carried drugs to Montenegro “by mistake”

A new bizzare scandal involving drug trafficking is developing in Macedonia, after a vehicle of the Interior Ministry, carrying two high ranking officials was found to have a secret compartment with several dozens of kilograms of marijuana derived drugs. The Montenegrin Customs Office seized the drugs...

Balkans 31.07.21 | 11:40

New measures in Montenegro: Proof of vaccination, negative test required for restaurant, bar entry

Bar and restaurant entry in Montenegro will as of midnight Friday be possible only with a negative PCR test, a fast antigen test or a certificate of recovery from Covid-19 in the last six months, the country’s health authorities said on Friday. The same conditions will apply to night clubs and discos,...

Balkans 26.06.21 | 12:20

4.7 magnitude earthquake hits Montenegro

An earthquake measuring 4.7 on the Richter scale hit Montenegro at 1.18 am on Saturday and was felt across southern Dalmatia, the Croatian Seismological Service said in the morning. The epicenter of the tremor was 14 kilometers north of the coastal town of Herceg Novi, the Dubrovački Vjesnik newspaper...

Macedonia 21.06.21 | 09:12

Montenegro revokes Branko Azeski’s appointment as honorary consul in Macedonia

The Government of Montenegro ended the term of the country’s honorary consul to Macedonia, Branko Azeski. Azeski is the long serving head of the SKM chamber of commerce of Macedonia, and is generally well regarded in the business community, but he ran afoul of the new Government in Montenegro. The...

Balkans 29.04.21 | 11:23

No PCR test or proof of vaccination required for Macedonians traveling to Montenegro

Ahead of the summer tourist season, the Montenegrin government has released a list of countries whose citizens will be allowed free entry into the country. Entry into Montenegro without PCR test or proof of vaccination will be allowed for tourists from the Western Balkans – Macedonia, Serbia, BiH,...

Balkans 20.04.21 | 22:16

Montenegro opens its borders for Macedonian citizens

Montenegro abolishes PCR test requirement for tourists from Russia, Belarus, Ukraine and Macedonia, Montenegro’s Minister of Finance and Social Welfare Milojko Spajic informed on Twitter. I am glad to inform you that all restrictive measures, including PCR testing, for the citizens of Russia, Belarus,...

Balkans 01.09.20 | 10:44

Protesters hurt as political tensions rise in Montenegro

Several protesters were injured in Podgorica in clashes between supporters of the ruling DPS party and the opposition coalition which narrowly won the general elections. Police was sent to keep the two sides apart. According to the Vijesti newspaper, DPS supporters were gathered in a cafe when they were...

Macedonia 14.08.20 | 10:46

Montenegro to open border for Macedonian tourists

Montenegro is plans to open its border for Macedonian citizens, but will likely require they show negative coronavirus tests. A Montenegrin health official told Vijesti that the country is also opening the borders for citizens of Serbia, Bosnia, Albania and Kosovo. The important tourism sector pushed...

Balkans 22.07.20 | 10:41

Montenegro declares a state of epidemic due to increase of COVID-19 incidence

Montenegro’s COVID-19 crisis management team on Tuesday declared a state of epidemic following a resurgence in the reported cases of this infection. Therefore, wearing protective masks is mandatory in all open and enclosed public spaces except on beaches and in national parks provided that social distancing...

Balkans 30.06.20 | 17:53

Montenegro opens last chapter in EU entry talks

Montenegro on Tuesday opened the last chapter in its EU accession negotiations and has to date closed three. The accession negotiations are divided into 35 policy chapters but negotiations are held on 33. As of today, Montenegro has opened all 33 and closed only three. Today it opened chapter 8, on market...

Macedonia 01.06.20 | 09:46

Montenegro puts Macedonia on the coronavirus black list

Montenegro revised the list of countries whose citizens will be allowed to enter without preconditions, and left Macedonia out of the revised list. Macedonia was initially not on the list, was later added but is now out again. The reason is the high number of active coronavirus cases in Macedonia, where...

Macedonia 29.05.20 | 09:42

Montenegro opens its border for Macedonian tourists

Montenegro updated its list of countries whose citizens are allowed to enter and has added Macedonia to the list. Montenegro, whose economy largely depends on tourism receipts, has used coronavirus statistics as a basis to determine which countries will be put on the white list. Macedonia has some of...

Macedonia 26.05.20 | 19:02

Montenegro will open its borders but Macedonian citizens will likely not be allowed in, because of the high infection rate

Montenegro is planning to reopen the borders, but Macedonia may be left out of the number of countries whose citizens will be allowed in. A requirement will be that the country has less than 25 infected per 100.000 citizens. This will likely apply to countries like Germany, Austria and Poland, who are...

Macedonia 24.03.20 | 11:30

Convoy with 63 Macedonian citizens arrives from Montenegro, all are ordered into quarantine

A group of 63 Macedonian citizens have returned from Montenegro this morning, through Kosovo. They arrived in a bus and 19 cars and are all being sent to mandatory quarantine. Meanwhile, 15 Montenegrin citizens are being sent back, also using a bus.

Macedonia 24.02.20 | 10:29

Macedonian citizens caught transporting 12 kilos of heroin to Montenegro

Two Macedonian citizens were arrested by Montenegrin police as they were transporting 12 kilograms of heroin. The man and woman were caught on the Kosovo – Montenegro border, following a joint operation by the police forces of Macedonia and Montenegro. The drugs were kept in 24 packages hidden...

Balkans 27.12.19 | 10:58

Tensions in Montengro as Parliament adopts law that could lead to seizure of property of the Serbian church

Incidents occurred in the Parliament of Montenegro yesterday, when a law that could lead to the seizure of churches owned by the Serbian Orthodox Church was adopted. The opposition pro-Serbian Democratic Front protested before the vote, and a large security detail was sent in to remove them from the...

Macedonia 01.03.19 | 16:04

Montenegro’s Parliament ratifies NATO Accession Protocol

Montenegro’s Parliament ratified Friday Macedonia’s NATO Accession Protocol. The session was also attended by Parliament Speaker, Talat Xhaferi. Montenegro’s Parliament Speaker Ivan Brajovic congratulated North Macedonia and Greece on the Prespa Agreement, which put an end to the decades-long...

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