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Montenegro Culture and Traditions

2020

June

Parliamentary elections in August

June 20

President Milo Đukanović announces that parliamentary elections will be held on August 30. The political opposition has refused to take part in preparatory talks before the elections because it is argued that the conditions for a fair election are very poor. The announcement of the August election comes despite Montenegro having just been hit by a second wave of covid 19 infection, a few weeks after the prime minister proclaimed the country as "corona free" (see May 2020).

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May

"Corona free" Montenegro opens the borders

Culture and Traditions of MontenegroMay 28

Prime Minister Duško Marković declares that Montenegro is "Europe's first corona-free country" and that it is now opening its borders for the coming tourist season. According to the country's health authorities, no new domestic cases have been discovered since May 5 and no one is considered to be infected anymore. To avoid setbacks, only travelers from low-infected countries will travel to Montenegro.

April

Opposition activist is arrested for coronary report

April 10

An activist belonging to the opposition party Democratic Front, Radovan Rakočević, is arrested accused of spreading fake news, after writing in social media that President Milo Ðukanović is infected by the new corona virus. Even before, people have been arrested for publishing data related to the pandemic. A man was detained for a month in mid-March, after he alleged that the state was blacking out the true number of coronary cases in the country. So far, more than 250 cases of infection have been reported in Montenegro and two people have died in covid-19.

March

The last country in Europe with corona fall

March 17

The first two cases of the new coronavirus sars-cov-2 are reported. In both cases, women have traveled to the country, from the United States and Spain respectively. Montenegro is the last country in Europe to detect the infection.

Thousands in protest against church law

March 1st

Several thousand people take part in the biggest protest so far in Podgorica against the church law adopted in December 2019. The Serbian Orthodox Church continues to claim that the law aims to humiliate the church and that the state wants to seize its churches, monasteries and land. The Serbian Orthodox Church has led regular protests in several cities since the turn of the year.


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