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Montenegro: URA movement calls for a referendum on oil and gas exploration

The Civic Movement URA believes that the citizens of Montenegro should decide through a referendum whether they agree with the oil and gas exploration activities in the territorial waters of Montenegro. The URA movement Miloš Konatar told reporters that the URA, the CIVIS Citizens’ Union, the Black and White Platform and their parliamentary club in…

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Montenegro: Abazovic meets with Borrell in Brussels

During his visit to Brussels, Montenegrin Deputy Prime Minister Dritan Abazovic met with EU High Representative for Security and Foreign Policy and European Commission Vice President Josep Borrell Fontelles. EU High Representative Borrell said he encouraged Montenegro to continue to achieve good results on its European agenda, especially in the area of ​​rule of law,…

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Montenegro: It is time to get closer to the EU, says Abazoviov

Montenegrin Deputy Prime Minister Dritan Abazović said in a speech to the European Parliament Committee on Foreign Affairs (AFET), in the context of the review of the Draft Resolution 2019-2020 of the European Parliament for Montenegro, the comprehensive debate on the situation in the country and negotiations with The European Union, since the first democratic…

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Montenegro: DPS achieves extraordinary result in Niksic, Đukanovi pretend claims

The power of the Democratic Party of Socialists is very respectable and this force makes it impossible for nationalism and chauvinism, who are making a comeback in the Western Balkans, to achieve their goal in Montenegro. Our task remains to continue working to expand our coalition capacity, Montenegrin President Milo Đukanović said in an interview…

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Montenegro: Krivokapić satisfied with Gov’t’s work

The Prime Minister of Montenegro Zdravko Krivokapić assessed that the Government can be proud of what it has achieved in the first 100 days, adding that expectations are one thing and skills are another. At the press conference to mark the 100th day since the Government took office, Krivokapić said that numerous examples show the…

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Montenegro: Abazovic meets with Bitic in Skopje

The Deputy Prime Minister of Montenegro Dritan Abazović traveled to the Republic of Northern Macedonia for an official visit, at the invitation of the Deputy Prime Minister in charge of Economic Affairs Fatmir Bitići. At the meeting between Abazovic and Bitic, opportunities for improving economic and regional co-operation were discussed, especially in the fields of…

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Montenegro was ranked 80th in the Economic Freedom Index

Out of a total of 178 countries, Montenegro ranked 80th on the American Heritage Foundation’s Global Economic Freedom list. In the previous report, it was ranked 91strr from 180 places, reaching a jump of 11 places. According to the Foundation’s report, Montenegro’s overall economic freedom score was 63.4 and increased by 1.9 points, mainly due…

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Montenegro is preparing its first exploration in the Adriatic

Recent touches have been added to the plant that will conduct the first exploratory drilling operation on a Montenegrin submarine in Malta, the Hydrocarbons Administration announced, adding that Topaz Driller sailed in Montenegrin waters on Sunday evening. “If weather conditions allow, the Topaz Driller can be expected to arrive at the site where the first…

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Montenegro: Krivokapić meets with Lajčak

The Prime Minister of Montenegro Zdravko Krivokapić met in Villa Gorica with the EU Special Representative for the Belgrade-Pristina and Western Balkans Dialogue Miroslav Lajčák. In a press release, the Government stated that Prime Minister Krivokapić thanked Lajčák for his continued support, stressing that Montenegro’s strategic goal is EU membership. “We see our future exclusively…

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Montenegro receives 30,000 doses of vaccine from China

The People’s Republic of China donates 30,000 Sinofarm vaccines against the COVID-19 pandemic arrived in Montenegro today. The valuable donation also represents a testament to the extremely good cooperation and traditional friendship between the two countries and peoples. On behalf of the Government of Montenegro, the donation was received by the Minister of Health Jelena…

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Montenegro: President Đukanović warns of difficult epidemiological situation

The President of Montenegro Milo Đukanović assessed that the public health in the country is facing a serious risk due to the spread of the coronavirus, seeing the need for the rapid introduction and implementation of measures and effective control of their compliance, in parallel with the establishment of obligation to submit a PCR test…

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Montenegro: Public finance deficit at 10.8% of GDP last year

Montenegro’s public finance deficit last year amounted to 461m euros, accounting for 10.8% of gross domestic product (GDP) and 130m above target, according to data from the Ministry of Finance and Social Welfare. The Ministry document entitled “Analysis of Consolidated Public Expenditure for the Final Year” states that the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on…

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Montenegro is experiencing a decline in customs revenues

Revenue collection from the Customs Administration in January represents a decrease of approximately € 9.5 million compared to the same month last year, according to official data obtained from the non-governmental organization (NGO) Action for Social Justice. “Therefore, in January last year, before the outbreak of the coronavirus crisis, € 48.8 million were earned, while…

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Montenegro: Foreign trade drops 24.7%

According to preliminary data from the Monstat Statistics Agency, Montenegro’s total foreign trade in January amounted to € 128.1m, down 24.7% compared to the same month last year. Monstat reported that the value of exported goods amounted to € 25.3 million, 19% less than the year. Imports decreased by 25.9% to 102.8 million euros. “Import…

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Montenegro: Vaccination begins; extra bundles along the way

Montenegrin Health Minister Jelena Borovinić Bojović received the first Sputnik V vaccine on Tuesday at the Clinical Center of Montenegro. Vaccination has already started in the country with vaccines received from Serbia. Five thousand doses of Russian Sputnik V vaccine are expected to arrive, while 30 thousand doses of Chinese vaccine will leave Beijing on…

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Montenegro: Council of Europe launches course for 40 legal professionals

Last weekend, the Council of Europe HELP free course on procedural safeguards in criminal proceedings and victims’ rights began in co-operation with the Judicial Training Center and the State Prosecutor’s Office of Montenegro, the CoE announced. Ljiljana Lakić, President of the Steering Committee of the Training Center, who gave a summary of the HELP courses…

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Montenegro: Case of misuse of donations of 1 million euros in the Ministry of Interior is revealed

Montenegrin Deputy Prime Minister Dritan Abazović and Interior Ministry State Secretary Rade Milošević announced at a press conference that the Cross-sectoral Commission had decided that more than one million euros had been embezzled during the procurement of border monitoring equipment. “The embezzlement of several million euros was discovered. “This has to do with the funds…

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Montenegro: Đukanović meets with V4 ambassadors to Montenegro

The President of Montenegro Milo Đukanović was a guest at a working lunch with the Ambassadors of the Visegrad Group (V4) countries organized by the Ambassador of Poland to Montenegro Artur Dmochowski, in the context of the Polish Presidency of the Visegrad Group. Karel Urban, Ambassador of the Czech Republic and Boris Gandel, Ambassador of…