The Balkan Insight website reports today (January 11, 2011) that Prince Nikola II of Montenegro has decided that if no acceptable solution regarding the return of royal property is reached soon with the government, he will take the case to Montenegrin and European Union (EU) courts.
Prince Nikola II is the great grandson of Nikola I -- the only king of Montenegro who reigned from 1910 to 1918.
The prince said he has spent nearly six years seeking to rehabilitate the Montenegrin dynasty and to find a fair agreement on the restitution of confiscated property, but the government has not taken any action.
"No one can pretend that the Montenegrin dynasty was legally expelled and legally deprived of all rights and property. And if the Montenegrin authorities do not propose an acceptable and honorable solution, then what am I to do? If I am forced, I will use my rights and seek a court order, both in Montenegro and in Europe," Prince Nikola II said.