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Newsline: Montenegro Denounces Attack on Embassy in Serbia

Montenegro strongly denounced aggression against its embassy in Serbia during a protest by thousands of ultra-nationalists, saying the actions of soccer hooligans who threw flares and chanted “Set it on fire” represented an attack on the country’s independence. The crowd targeted the unguarded embassy in Belgrade and tried to burn the Montenegrin flag during the Thursday night protest of a religion rights law adopted by Montenegro’s parliament last month. Serbs say the law discriminates against the Serbian Orthodox Church. Montenegro Prime Minister Dusko Markovic tweeted that the embassy attack was an “uncivilized” act and another challenge to his small country’s independence and freedom. He said it was “stunning” Serbian police did not protect the embassy on Thursday or during other recent protests. (https://www.voanews.com/europe/montenegro-denounces-protest-attack-embassy-serbia) Montenegro split from much larger Serbia following a 2006 referendum. About one-third of the small Balkan country’s 620,000 citizens declare themselves as Serbs and want close ties with Belgrade.

Newsline: US Embassy in Montenegro Is Attacked, but Only Attacker Is Killed

An unidentified man threw an explosive device, probably a hand grenade, at the U.S. embassy building in Podgorica, the capital of Montenegro, around midnight before blowing himself up, the government said on Thursday. No casualties were reported from the embassy which confirmed a small explosion near its compound. The U.S. State Department said checks were being carried out to ensure all staff were safe. Policemen with submachine guns and police vehicles were out on the streets near the embassy building on Thursday morning after the incident. The government, in a tweet, said that about half an hour after midnight “an unknown person” had committed suicide with an explosive device.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-montenegro-usa-attacks/man-throws-grenade-at-u-s-embassy-in-montenegro-then-blows-himself-up-idUSKCN1G609X

Newsline: Montenegro opens an embassy in Romania

Montenegro opened an embassy in Bucharest officially, in the presence of the minister of foreign affairs and European Integration of Montenegro, Igor Luksic and the Romanian minister of foreign affairs Titus Corlatean. Titus Corlatean and Igor Luksic had a meeting at the end of which the Romanian minister said that he was “very glad”that officially there will be an embassy of the Republic of Montenegro in Bucharest.

http://www.balkans.com/open-news.php?uniquenumber=189156