Montenegro. According to Countryaah official site, Bishop Amfilohije Radović of the Serbian Orthodox Church was indicted at the beginning of the year for using hate speech. The bishop was upset over plans to demolish a church erected in 2005 in a place that is considered sacred even by Catholics and Muslims. He said that God may destroy those who destroy a church, as do their descendants. According to the prosecutors, the construction posed a threat to the stability and the statement a scorn against other citizens of the multi-ethnic and multi-religious country. The bishop, who is known as a hard-core Serbian nationalist, was also called on by human rights groups to apologize for derogatory statements about homosexuals. Visit ABBREVIATIONFINDER for the acronym of MNE that stands for the country of Montenegro.
After several unsuccessful attempts, the government in September managed to get the two-thirds majority required to adopt a new electoral law, something that the EU has set as a condition for membership. The opposition has long refused to vote for the electoral law in protest against Serbs not being recognized as official language. Finally, the parties reached a compromise where the mother tongue subject at the school was renamed “Montenegrin-Serbian, Bosnian and Croatian Language and Literature”.
In October, the European Commission recommended that Montenegro should start membership negotiations.
Structure and relief. – The original core of the region is made up of Katunska Nahija, the inhospitable pastoral area nestling on the NE slopes. of Lovćen.
In Montenegro in the broad sense, three main morphological zones can be roughly distinguished: the western limestone plateau, the eastern schist mountains and the coast.
The first constitutes the Crnagora proper: the shelf is fragmented and rests on the Lovćen (1759 msm) which forms a natural limit towards the West. Tara near Mojkovac in N., the NW end of Lake Skadar and at the bend of Trebinjčica near Trebinje in S., the prevalence of high flat limestone surfaces determines a well-characterized environment within the complexity of the Dinarides. surface the karst hydrography has chiseled a very complicated tangle of peaks, ridges, cliffs, alveoli and sank numerous basins and closed basins (such as those of Grahovo and Cettigne), enriched by the precious red earth at the bottom.
At the N., however, the rivers have also dug valleys in cañones, as some exceptionally pronounced masses rise, and above all the Durmitor, which at 2534 meters above sea level constitutes the second peak of the Yugoslav territory.
In this orographic node we can say that eastern Montenegro joins western Montenegro, the so-called Brda (mountains), formed by crests, ridges and abrupt peaks, covered with forest wherever the disintegrated limestone has allowed the skeleton of sandstones and shales to appear in light..
In this whole, of an average altitude of 1000-1200 meters above sea level, there are some particularly remarkable peaks, such as Skulsen vrh (2296 m.) And Kom (2466 m.).
The two areas are separated by the Zeta and Morača depression, with the Nikšić al N karst basin, the only flat and partially flooded areas in the country.
The third zone, the coastal road, is separated from the rest of Montenegro, particularly by Lake Scutari, an ancient Adriatic gulf, and is occupied by a coastal limestone chain, culminating at 1593 m. on the sea (Rumija), which contributed to the isolation of the ancient interior.
With the treaties of 1912, Montenegro had expanded to NE. on the shelves of the ex-sangiaccato also occupying the large basin of Pljevlja; to the SE. it had incorporated the eastern section of the Albanian Alps (Koprivnik, 2313 m.) and beyond these the basin of Peć and a large part of Metohija up to and including Giacova.
Hydrography. – The hydrography of Montenegro must be said to be eminently karst, with the rapid disposal of rainwater through extensive fissured surfaces and with all the typical cases of partially subaerial and partially underground courses, sinkholes, caves, resurgences, etc.
Numerous lakes or ponds occupy, in more or less large part, the bottom of almost all closed basins, large or small. But worthy of note, besides the Lake of Skadar, are only the ponds of Gornje Blato, of Plavsko Blato. Hydrographic networks of a certain development can only be found between the massifs of the N. and E., where they meet in some remarkable watercourses (with torrential regime) that descend towards the Sava: the Lim, the Piva, the Tara, then converging to form the Drina. The Morača tributes to Lake Skadar, with its tributaries Cijevna from the left and Zeta (from the right), a remarkable karst resurgence river that has its first stretch of course in the polje by Nikšić. The emissary of the lake is the Boiana, which in the last stretch served as the border between Montenegro and Turkey, now between Yugoslavia and Albania.