Montenegro's first gay parade postponed
PODGORICA -- The first Pride Parade in Podgorica, which was set to take place May 31, has been postponed.
This came because the state bodies did not exhibit commitment and professionalism in the organization of the event, the organizing committee announced on Tuesday.
Over the last two months, the organizers have insisted that a deputy Montenegrin prime minister or cabinet minister be appointed as head of the committee, and address the participants of the parade after the walk.
The government supported the parade in word only, without undertaking any concrete activities, assessed the organizing committee.
"They would support anything in word only, but when something concrete needs to be done, especially when their presence is required, a problem arises," it was said at the news conference, Montenegrin agency MINA reported.
May 14, 2011 | 12:30 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (5) | Send comment
BRUSSELS -- EU senior official Miroslav Lajčak said on Friday in Brussels that progress had been made regarding the issue of Bosnia-Herzegovina.
May 16, 2011 | 11:56 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
THE HAGUE -- The deadline for former Croatian generals Ante Gotovina and Mladen Markač to announce appeals to the Hague Tribunal sentences against them expires Monday.
May 17, 2011 | 09:44 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (2) | Send comment
BANJA LUKA -- President of the Serb entity in Bosnia (RS) Milorad Dodik says he's optimistic about the future of an agreement with the EU regarding Bosnia's justice system.
May 17, 2011 | 16:31 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (6) | Send comment
ZAGREB -- Defense lawyer teams for former Croatian generals Ante Gotovina and Mladen Markač have filed a notice of appeal with the Hague Tribunal, it has been reported.
May 15, 2011 | 15:09 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (3) | Send comment
BANJA LUKA -- A commemoration was held in Tuzla, Bosnia-Herzegovina, on Sunday for Yugoslav People's Army (JNA) soldiers who were killed in an attack in 1992.
May 17, 2011 | 16:42 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (10) | Send comment
Milo Đukanović spoke in Podgorica late on Monday to say that his ruling party was "in favor of an independent Orthodox church in Montenegro".
May 12, 2011 | 13:04 | Source: Blic, Tanjug | Comments: (15) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Serb Republic (RS) President Milorad Dodik has stated that RS authorities have come into contact with Brussels and agreed to postpone a planned referendum.
May 16, 2011 | 14:53 | Source: Ria novosti | Comments: (2) | Send comment
MOSCOW -- Slovenian leader Danilo Turk gave his backing to a much-vaunted draft European security treaty unveiled by Russian President Dmitry Medvedev two years ago.
May 17, 2011 | 10:59 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (5) | Send comment
SKOPJE -- Posters and fliers containing threatening messages and referring to "Judgment Day on May 21" have cropped up all over Macedonia, said reports.
May 13, 2011 | 12:41 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (13) | Send comment
BANJA LUKA -- RS President Milorad Dodik said in Banja Luka on Friday that the referendum on the decisions of high representatives in Bosnia was "unnecessary".
May 13, 2011 | 14:49 | Source: Tanjug, STA | Comments: (2) | Send comment
LJUBLJANA -- Amnesty International criticized Slovenia in its annual report because of its treatment of Roma, and of citizens removed from permanent residence registry.
May 13, 2011 | 16:41 | Source: Beta | Comments: (1) | Send comment
SARAJEVO -- A man accused of committing crimes against humanity in Srebrenica in July 1995 has agreed to plead guilty as part of a deal struck in the Bosnia case.
May 11, 2011 | 10:35 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (15) | Send comment
NEW YORK -- High representative Valentin Inzko has said in Washington that Bosnia is undergoing the worst crisis since the end of the war in 1995.
May 11, 2011 | 12:01 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (6) | Send comment
ATHENS -- Several hundred people, including neo-Nazis, assaulted immigrants in the Athens neighborhood of Patission, after a murder blamed on foreigners.