Montenegro Press Review – February 9, 2015

Press Review
09 Feb 15

Montenegro Press Review – February 9, 2015

The Montenegrin opposition criticize the new law on intelligence. Serbian Orthodox Church is concerned about the “persecution of its clergy” in Montenegro. PM Djukanovic and US Vice President discuss Montenegro’s obligations toward NATO membership.

Human rights and freedoms may not be limited by sub-legal acts in the way which the proposed amendments to the Law on National Security Agency implies, the system can be regulated exclusively by the Constitution and the laws, the opposition Democratic Front said. The party has warned that by collecting the data the agency delves into the private and family life, which inviolability is guaranteed by the Constitution and ratified international conventions on human rights and freedoms.

The decision of the Ministry of Internal Affairs to deny the right of residence in Montenegro to the priest Velibor Dzomic caused great dissatisfaction and concern among the faithful people in Podgorica and throughout Montenegro, the Serbian Orthodox Church’s board in Podgorica said. The head of the board, Predrag Raznatovic, said that that the Montenegrin public has the opportunity to follow a number of events related to the aggressive campaign of persecution of the Orthodox priests in past few years.

US Vice President Joseph Biden said that the United States has a high regard for the Montengro’s responsible policy and its contribution to the stability and prosperity of the region. During the meeting with the Montenegrin Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic at security conference in Munich, Biden expressed his readiness for further support for the development of Montenegro on its Euro-Atlantic course.

Source: Balkan Insight (Montenegro)