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Jelena Kulidzan is a K2.0 correspondent from Montenegro. She is a television journalist experienced in international media, co-editor and presenter of Prime Time News and won second prize in the 2011 fellowship for journalistic excellence program for her investigation into rape sentencing.

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25 years of Milo Djukanovic

By Jelena Kulidzan

This February, the Prime Minister of Montenegro Milo Djukanovic had plenty of reasons for celebration. On the same day he turned 54, Djukanovic also marked his 25th year of leading...

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Montenegro negotiates its first ‘Government of Electoral Trust’

By Jelena Kulidzan

The political crisis in Montenegro has finally taken a step forward. Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic’s government was shaken by a lack of support from its coalition partner, the Social Democratic...

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Pussy Riot in Montenegro

By Jelena Kulidzan

“If you want to change things, you do not have to change everything. Start with small steps and be active all the time.” This was the advice passed on to...

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Montenegro — NATO’s Next Member

By Jelena Kulidzan

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization, NATO, invited Montenegro to join the US-led military alliance earlier this month (Dec. 2), in its first expansion for six years. The decision, described as...

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Peking in Podgorica — Montenegro’s First Cycle Path

By Jelena Kulidzan

While Montenegro still awaits its first meters of highway, the country has recently laid its first cycle path. Passionate bicycle lovers had been looking forward to it, but have been...

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Growing Political Crisis in Montenegro

By Jelena Kulidzan

The outcome of last month’s demonstration, when protesters and police clashed heavily, is still unclear. The Supreme State Prosecutor has launched investigations into both abuses of power by the police...

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Eruption of Violence in Montenegro: Demonstrations Ended in Teargas

By Jelena Kulidzan

More than 50 people were injured in Montenegro’s capital, Podgorica, on Saturday night after clashes erupted between demonstrators and police. Disturbing images and videos emerging from the incident have revealed...

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“The Changes a Country Needs to Undergo Before it Joins the EU Require Continuous Efforts” - EU Ambassador to Montenegro, Mitja Drobnic

By Jelena Kulidzan

Montenegro is expecting a new annual progress report from the European Commission to be released later this month. However, the delegation of the European Union in Podgorica does not yet...

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An Ecological Garden as a Design for Life

By Jelena Kulidzan

There is a garden just outside Podgorica where people plant tomatoes, potatoes, peppers, zucchinis, cucumbers, herbs and even sunflowers. At first glance, there is nothing special about the garden, but...

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NATO Membership: Necessary for the Future Security of Montenegro?

By Jelena Kulidzan

Parallel with its path towards EU integration, Montenegro is trying to become member of NATO. However, unlike the prospect of joining the EU, which is supported by a great majority...

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Little Country With Many Festivals: A Music Postcard From Montenegro

By Jelena Kulidzan

Each year, Montenegro hosts around 30 music festivals. Distinguishable by their size are Sea Dance, Lake Fest, Refresh and Southern Soul, which have jointly attracted over 155,000 sound lovers to...

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Montenegro's Wider Political Choice? Or Just Political Chaos?

By Jelena Kulidzan

Over the past 12 months, four parliamentary parties in Montenegro have been wounded by mass defections. As a result, four new parties have emerged. After this flurry of activity, do...