Challenges in preserving basic human values

When we talk about human values, we refer to the legacy of the Enlightenment as an era that provided one of the most significant impulses to the development of modern civilization. To what extent do universal human values live in Montenegro nowadays? Freedom, equality, and human rights are inherent to every individual and should be… »

From crypto to cringe – election campaigns in 2023 Montenegro Parliamentary election in Montenegro 2023 (strategic-communication perspective)

Introduction The election campaign is the top of the political communication pyramid and the final step of the political campaign. A good and intelligent political campaign lasts every day of exercising power or opposition work, from the moment of taking office until election day. By no means with the same topics, the same messages, or… »

How much do pre-election promises cost?

Whoever wins the elections this week, we will hardly recognize Montenegro if the future government – whoever its constituents may be – fulfils even a part of the election promises. Let’s start with infrastructure and so-called capital projects. The leader of the Europe Now (PES) movement promises the construction of two highways and two fast… »

Bukovica is No Home of Justice

No remembrance day, no memorial, no established criminal responsibility of the perpetrators, no responsibility of the judicial authorities for failures in processing the cases, and no justice for the victims. It is a story about Bukovica and injustice. Jakub Durgut, a wonderful soul and a witness to the Bukovica crime, is no longer alive. In… »

Too heavy comment killed me

If we reflect on the online media space of Montenegro, then we are without a doubt in a dark period. While in the comments we count each other’s teeth and kilograms, assess someone’s aesthetic characteristics, judge before the court, slander and insult just because we do not agree with someone’s position, then I am afraid… »

Grenades and apples

By: Miloš Vukanović Analyzing all the movements that led to the necessary change of government at the 2020 elections, one narrative that was peripheral at the time, but involved enough to exert a slight influence on the electorate, became increasingly noticeable. Given that the elections were decided by the difference of only tens of thousands… »

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… »