Montenegro

Amendments to Free Access to Information Law urged to be withdrawn from procedure

Podgorica, (MINA) – Journalists, editors and directors of a part of Montenegrin media outlets, 30 of them, called upon the Public Administration Ministry to withdraw from the procedure the amendments to the Law on Free Access to Information, due to, as stated, solutions that significantly jeopardize the work of the media community. The amendments to the Law, that the Ministry...

Montenegro continues supporting sustainable development goals

Podgorica, (MINA) – Montenegro will, within its capacities, continue to support transformation based on accelerating the implementation of goals and tasks of sustainable development, said President Milo Djukanovic. Speaking at the Summit on Sustainable Development Goals in New York he said that it is an opportunity to express political will for achieving the defined goals but also for sharing practical...

European perspective dubbed requirement for prosperity  

Podgorica, (MINA) – The European perspective of the region is a precondition for prosperity, it was heard at the meeting of heads of diplomacy of the South East Europe Cooperation Process (SEECP) countries, which took place on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York. Montenegrin Foreign Minister Srdjan Darmanovic took part in this informal meeting, organized by...

Confidentiality dubbed fertile ground for corruption

Podgorica, (MINA) – The right to free access to information is an important EU accession negotiations benchmark and the tool for securing accountability of the governments, said head of the EU Delegation to Montenegro Aivo Orav. He spoke at the round table discussion on the Draft Amendments to the Law on Free Access to Information, organized by the Ministry of...

No support to Damjanovic’s membership in Electoral Reform Committee

Podgorica, (MINA) – The Administrative Committee failed to pass the draft proposal of the Special Parliamentary Group to appoint Aleksandar Damjanovic as a member of the Electoral Legislation Reform Committee. Rasko Konjevic of the Social Democratic Party and Branka Bosnjak and Milutin Djukanovic of the Democratic Front voted for Damjanovic’s appointment, Milorad Vuletic of the Democratic Party of Socialists (DPS)...

Markovic: Government appreciates NGOs’ contribution

Podgorica, (MINA) – The Government is committed to constructive dialogue with the representatives of the civil sector because, as a decision maker, it wants them to be a reflection of the whole society, Prime Minister Dusko Markovic said. During the meeting with the NGO sector representatives in Bijelo Polje, he said that the dialogue with the NGO sector is necessary...

Damjanovic: Possibility of elections boycott not excluded

Podgorica, (MINA) – The Special Parliamentary Group will insist on realization of the Agreement on the Future including discussing an option of the boycott as the last, forced option in the legitimate political fight for equal electoral game, said chair of this group Aleksandar Damjanovic. “If the opposition would boycott the elections the consequences would be bad for everyone in...

Cafes that offer shishas increasingly popular among the youth

Plav, (MINA) – Bars which offer shishas are growing in popularity among the youth in Plav, which is confirmed by the fact that two years ago there was only one café offering shishas, while there are three today. High school students in Plav, who spend on average an hour and a half in those cafes, and use shisha two to...

Abazovic: DPS does not stand chance in free elections

Podgorica, (MINA) – Opposition should set two requests- electoral reform and a caretaker government or the boycott of the elections should ensue, said leader of the Civic Movement URA Dritan Abazovic, adding that the Democratic Party of Socialists (DPS) stands no chance in a free elections. Asked to assess the relations in the opposition and if it could threaten DPS...

Visegrad Group supports EU enlargement policy

Podgorica, (MINA) – The Visegrad Group supports the EU enlargement policy and will advocate it in the EU institutions in Brussels, Prime Minister Dusko Markovic stated. Ha took part in the Summit of the Prime Ministers of the Visegrad Group and the Western Balkans which took place in Prague. Markovic remarked that the Summit was successful and that the main topic...