Montenegro’s main opposition parties ink historic coalition deal

Denitsa Koseva in Sofia September 9, 2020

Democratic Party of Socialists to be excluded from government for the first time in 30 years as opposition parties form a broad coalition that gives them a majority in parliament.

The Balkans: External debts in uncertain times

Alexandru M. Tanase in London September 8, 2020

Are countries in the Balkan region taking on more debt than they can afford?

Huge crowds gather in Podgorica to celebrate opposition’s victory after 30 years of DPS

bne IntelliNews August 31, 2020

Exuberant crowds gathered in Podgorica and other Montenegrin cities as opposition parties agreed to set aside their differences to form new government.

Reported abuse of state resources fails to deliver decisive victory to Montenegro’s DPS

Denitsa Koseva in Sofia August 31, 2020

International observers report widespread abuses of office and state resources by ruling DPS, but the party will struggle to form a new government after it faced a widespread backlash against the controversial church law.

UPDATED: Exit poll indicates Montenegro’s ruling DPS will struggle to form government, putting EU accession at risk

Denitsa Koseva in Sofia August 30, 2020

The long-ruling Democratic Party of Socialists is neck and neck with the For the Future of Montenegro coalition, led by the pro-Russian Democratic Front.

Montenegrin election threatens to loosen DPS' 30-year grip on power

Denitsa Koseva in Sofia August 27, 2020

Faced with a united opposition, President Milo Djukanovic’s party fights to hold onto power in campaign overshadowed by church protests and coronacrisis.

Serbian Orthodox Church convoy heads to Montenegro in protest against new law on religions

bne IntelliNews August 23, 2020

Clerics to gather at Jabuka monastery in protest against Montenegro’s new law on religion they fear will strip the Serbian Orthodox Church of hundreds of religious sites.