Montenegro holds snap parliamentary election
12 June 2023 | 2:01 pm
Some 542,000 voters are choosing between groups that are staunchly pro-Western to ones that are pro-Serbian and pro-Russian.
26 Mar 2019
26 Mar 2019
England's stunning 5-1 rout of Montenegro in their Euro 2020 qualifier on Monday was soured by racist abuse directed at some of their players leading to calls for stadium bans.
28 Dec 2019
Protesters threw a tear gas canister and vandalized the parliament building. Critics have said the law discriminates against the Serbian Orthodox Church.
22 Jun 2020
Projections show President Aleksandar Vucic's right-wing populist party has won Serbia's parliamentary election. Opposition parties boycotted the poll, and COVID-19 fears prompted many voters to stay home.
4 Jul 2020
Montenegro is the first European country outside of Western Europe and the EU to legally recognize same-sex couples. President Milo Djukanovic said it was a confirmation that Montenegrin society "is maturing."
2 Nov 2020
Mourners in Montenegro have kissed the body of a bishop in his open casket after he died from the coronavirus. Serbian Orthodox cleric Amfilohije had led liturgy and anti-lockdown protests.
1 Dec 2020
Serbia canceled its decision to expel the Montenegrin ambassador over a diplomatic row. The reversal comes days before a new, pro-Serb government takes charge in Montenegro.
3 Jan 2021
Montenegro's new government wants to rewrite a controversial law on religion that had sparked anger from the Serbian Orthodox Church. Protesters say the new leaders are betraying Montenegrin identity.
28 Jul 2021
Communist Pavel Grudinin has been blocked from running for the Russian parliament, with electoral officials claiming he has offshore assets.
1 Sep 2021
It's reportedly the biggest ever drug bust in the small Balkan country. Montenegro has stepped up its fight against organised crime in recent years as it aspires to join the EU.
11 Sep 2021
Protesters have blocked roads in Montenegro as the Serbian Orthodox Church prepares to inaugurate Montenegro's next top cleric. They reportedly threw stones at police, shouting: "This is not Serbia."
27 Nov 2021
In Montenegro, the construction of a motorway to open up the Balkan nation – a project launched in 2014 – is now more than two years behind schedule. With its high environmental and financial costs (more than $1 billion), this pharaonic project has dangerously increased the debt of the country of 600,000 inhabitants. FRANCE 24 investigates. The work is being financed by a Chinese bank and largely carried out by a Chinese state-owned company and a local firm close to the previous government, which signed the deal. But if Montenegro defaults on its loan, the contract stipulates that the country must relinquish sovereignty over certain parts of its territory. This burden on the country’s new government has aggravated the strong suspicions of corruption around the building site.
7 Feb 2022
For decades, Montenegro has been unable to get organized crime under control. Rampant corruption is hindering development in the country, which is a candidate for EU membership. Now, Prime Minister Zdravko Krivokapic is attempting a political awakening.
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