Trampled word

In the beginning was a Word… Everything through became… In it was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. And the light was seen in the darkness… These excerpts from the first chapter of the Gospel according to John should be a reminder to both believers and unbelievers of the power of… »

Sealed damage

Russia’s aggression on Ukraine changed the bloodstream of international relations. However, there is an impression that there is a lack of that understanding in some parts of the Western Balkans, including Montenegro, which is particularly dangerous given how vulnerable the region is to malignant external influences, and thus a suitable ground for destabilization. Is there… »

Technical mandate – the limited jurisdiction of the Government

Montenegro is part of a European parliamentary democracy based on a tripartite division of legislative, executive and judicial power. These three powers act independently within their competences, but are also limited by mutual control. It should be kept in mind that since a long time ago Montesquieu said that in law none can be limited… »

Education – foundation for progressive Montenegro

Nowadays, education represents a key area for the advancement of democratic states. The extent of responsibility of decision-makers towards the state and the public interest is also the position towards education. The fact that it is now one of the four departments in the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sports, with accompanying personnel controversies… »

What kind of Montenegro do we need?

We are celebrating fifteen years since the renewal of independence without consensus on what kind of Montenegro we need. Society is deeply and tensions spark almost daily, in some form. This is accompanied by the burden brought by the health and economic crisis, which even more developed societies and more responsible political structures have a… »

Genocide for beginners

War crimes, aggression and crimes against humanity are terms of the international law by which we define most serious human rights violations and which as such remain engraved in the collective memory. However, none of these terms attract so much attention as the word genocide. No matter how many times this term is repeated, it… »

Pride and Shame

On Wednesday 24 July 2013, in Budva, a SeaSide Pride was held, the first pride parade in Montenegro, organized by the NGO LGBT Forum Progress. Although announced on short notice, in the middle of the tourist season and in a city that is considered to be the capital of Montenegrin tourism, recently been present in… »

Naked patriotism

Montenegro will continue to exist, to the extent that its citizens stay committed to two principles: that the country remains sovereign from external interests and pressures, and that its citizens remain sovereign from political pressures by oligarchic structures. Three years ago I wrote here about a profession that does not officially exist in Montenegro but… »

Morality

What are the moral standards in Montenegro today? Which are the values we hold sacred, which allow us to tell good from bad? What is the ethical codex of the ruling establishment, whose leader is now, from the position of the moral policeman, starting “cleaning up”? Not long ago we could read in the papers… »