The Montenegrin government decided to issue a reward for information on the identity of those behind the 2004 murder of Dusko Jovanovic, the celebrated founder and chief editor of Dan, Montenegro's highest-circulation daily newspaper.
Svetozar Marovic, who served as president of the joint state of Serbia and Montenegro until the two countries split, was released from custody Tuesday after he signed a plea bargain with prosecutors who accused him of involvement in a number of corruption cases that defrauded the local budget of Budva of millions of dollars in recent years.
Montenegro’s Special Prosecutor’s Office has ordered the arrest of two senior police officers on suspicion of involvement in organized crime, but police say the arrests were illegal, reported Balkan Insight.
Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have introduced 155 amendments to the draft resolution on Montenegro urging the country to tackle corruption, vote-buying, investigate Prva Bank (First Bank) and the Telekom Affair among other cases, reported Balkan Insight.
Hoping to reduce the number of illegal arms and explosives in private possession, Montenegrin police have launched an amnesty program for people to return or register illegal weapons.
His first real job was as the Prime Minister of Montenegro. He has either been the President or Prime Minister for most of the nearly three decades of his career and the life of his country. While he casts himself as a progressive, pro-Western leader who recently helped his country join NATO and is on track to join the European Union, he has built one of the most dedicated kleptocracies and organized crime havens in the world.
After months of post-poned trials and seven years of litigation, the Belgrade Court of Appeals acquitted controversial businessman Stanko Subotic of cigarette smuggling charges in a final ruling which cannot be appealed by the prosecution.
Montenegrin authorities today arrested the former president of Serbia and Montenegro, who they suspect was involved in large-scale corruption cases in his hometown of Budva.
Montenegro’s law enforcement agencies have tightened border security in a crackdown on arms smuggling. The move comes in light of a new report released by human rights organization Amnesty International, according to the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN).
The European Commission (EC) has urged Turkey and Western Balkan governments to tackle organized crime and corruption if they want to meet European Union (EU) membership requirements.
The High Court in Podgorica has sentenced a prominent former athlete to a 19-year prison term for his involvement in the 2004 murder of a celebrated chief editor of Montenegro's highest-circulation daily newspaper.
Several thousands people gathered Sunday night for a fresh protest in Podgorica’s main city square to issue an ultimatum to Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic to step down by next weekend or see “the whole of Montenegro” protest in the capital.
Police forces in Montenegro have been accused of using excessive force after they moved to end what had been a predominantly protest on Saturday morning in front of the Montenegrin Parliament in Podgorica.
This morning saw a fresh round of legal action in Montenegro’s so-called “Land Exchange” affair as former director of the coastal city Budva’s Development Agency, Stevica Dragovic, was arrested on suspicion of misusing his position.
Peaceful anti-government protests, which have blocked a main street of the capital Podgorica for more than a week, are now spreading to other areas of Montenegro.
The former director of Budva city land registry, Mirjana Marovic, was arrested this morning by Montenegrin police by order of the special prosecutor for corruption and organized crime.
Zarko PavicevicMontenegro's special prosecutor for corruption and organized crime issued an arrest warrant today for the former mayor of the coastal city of Bar, Žarko Pavićević, on suspicion of continued abuse of office linked to his private construction company.
Montenegrin police have arrested a company chief suspected of being an accomplice in a case of abuse of office that saw a string of arrests of city officials earlier this month.
Authorities in Montenegro have arrested 13 people, including the mayor of the coastal city of Budva, several Budva municipality officials, the director of a company, and an advisor to Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic, on suspicion of abuse of office.
By Bojana Pavlović, KRIKDarko Šarić, convicted of organizing a criminal group that smuggled tons of cocaine from Latin America to western Europe, was sentenced today to 20 years in prison.
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