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Nemanja Zivaljevic is a K2.0 correspondent from Montenegro, born in Titograd, modern-day Podgorica, in 1983. He has worked in journalism since 2007. Sport and drawing are becoming an abstract noun to him, for three tiny reasons – Simona, Lazar and Dimitrije.

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The cost of Montenegro’s mothers

By Nemanja Zivaljevic

In July last year, there was one piece of news that delighted mothers across Montenegro. Amendments to the Law on Social and Child Protection passed through parliament that would entitle...

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Prishtina and Podgorica: Officially Friends

By Nemanja Zivaljevic

Kosovo celebrates eight years of independence on Wednesday (February 17). Our special series looks back at Kosovo’s relationship with its Western Balkans neighbors since February 17, 2008. Montenegrins and their government...

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Home again

By Nemanja Zivaljevic

“You will never sleep twice in the same place, you won’t drink the water from the same well twice and you will never cross over the same river twice in...

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Where is the North of Montenegro Heading?

By Nemanja Zivaljevic

“Three hundred and fifty million euros will be spent on investing in the north,” “Larger investment in the north,” “Calling investors from Azerbaijan to invest in the north of Montenegro”;...

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Montenegro’s Polarized Media

By Nemanja Zivaljevic

Montenegro is a country where people are frequently divided. They’re divided into Partisans and Chetniks, Serbs and Montenegrins, supporters and detractors of Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic; then divided again by...

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Nobodies

By Nemanja Zivaljevic

According to a 2011 census, there were 625,266 inhabitants of Montenegro. Unofficial numbers, which are presented by state authorities, demonstrate the existence of a second Montenegro abroad. Most Montenegrins live...

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“Djukanovic Has Finally Shown His True Dictatorial Face” — Nebojsa Medojevic

By Nemanja Zivaljevic

The political crisis in Montenegro is increasing by the day. It started brewing in recent weeks when a coalition of opposition parties, Democratic Front (DF), organised protests, demanding to form...

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The Highway of Hopes, Fears and a Multitude of Unknowns

By Nemanja Zivaljevic

Montenegro has 1,882 kilometers of roads, both main and local. In the past five years, 105 kilometers of new main roads have been built at a cost of 110 million...

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Transforming Transgender Experiences in Montenegro

By Nemanja Zivaljevic

February, 2015. Belgrade. Five days after six hours of surgery. “They came on Friday, removed my bandages and told me I could take a shower for the first time. When I...

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Fighting for Access for all to Montenegro’s Public Institutions

By Nemanja Zivaljevic

I met up with Milenko Vojicic in the center of Podgorica, not so far from the post office, just as the August heat had begun to relent slightly. We shared...

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Is Montenegro Missing a Tourism Trick?

By Nemanja Zivaljevic

Montenegro occupies only 13,812 square kilometers of planet Earth. The legend of the Montenegrins says that it was created in the following manner: When God was arranging forests, seas, lakes...

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Closer Together? 79 Kilometers of ‘Neighborly’ Relations

By Nemanja Zivaljevic

In October 2008, the Montenegrin authorities recognized Kosovo’s independence. The Minister of Foreign Affairs for Montenegro, Milan Rocen, said that the government’s decision was based on protecting the interests of...