Montenegrin PM supports gay parade
PODGORICA -- Montenegrin Prime Minister Igor Lukšić has supported holding of a gay Pride Parade which has been scheduled by LGBT Forum Progres NGO.
The prime minister said that Montenegro needed to show at some point that it was a society ready to accept differences regardless of anybody’s personal views on the matter.
He has assessed, however, that the parade would probably be a high-risk event and that police would be responsible for providing safety to the participants in accordance with security standards, Podgorica media report.
“It is precisely known, in accordance with the law, how certain rallies are organized and how security standards are provided,” Lukšić pointed out, adding that the Montenegrin society “needs to cross the line” at some point in order to prove that it accepts all differences.
“Whether we personally accept them or not, whether we personally have one opinion or the other, let that remain our personal thought, but we must face the fact that there are differences in the society, that those issues are a part of the human rights corpus. Let the people take a walk and we will show that we are civilized,” the Montenegrin PM concluded.
April 8, 2011 | 12:05 | Source: SEEMO | Comments: (0) | Send comment
VIENNA -- A specialized website dedicated to press freedom-related developments in Hungary has been launched by the South and East Europe Media Organization (SEEMO).
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PODGORICA -- Montenegrin Police Director Veselin Veljović has admitted that he met with Darko Šarić in the mid-1990s, but added that this was their only encounter.
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ZAGREB -- An engine driver was killed and his assistant was injured in a train accident in a village in western Croatia, Croatian Railways said today.
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PODGORICA -- Serbian Parliament Speaker Slavica Đukić-Dejanović has stated that Belgrade is not interfering in Montenegro's internal affairs.
April 4, 2011 | 13:10 | Source: Beta | Comments: (0) | Send comment
LJUBLJANA -- Trade unions from the countries in the former Yugoslavia area met last week in Slovenia to form a regional union council, said reports.
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ZAGREB -- The Croatian Justice Ministry is readying the paperwork necessary for filing a request for the extradition of former Trebinje Mayor Božidar Vučurević.
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BRUSSELS -- Any discussion about the dissolution of Bosnia-Herzegovina would represent a posthumous victory of Slobodan Milošević, says Valentin Inzko.
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BUDAPEST -- The United Nations have expressed concern that sanctions coming into effect in Hungary under a controversial new media law may lead to self-censorship.
April 7, 2011 | 11:22 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (2) | Send comment
BANJA LUKA -- Bosnia's Serb republic (RS) entity President Milorad Dodik has stated that the U.S. cables published by Wikileaks revealed nothing new in Bosnia-Herzegovina.
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PODGORICA -- A group of young men, who wished to remain anonymous to the public, declared themselves as "Jedi" during the current census in Montenegro.
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ZAGREB -- There is a desire to join the EU on January 1, 2013 which is an attainable but an ambitious goal, Croat President Ivo Josipović has said.