Latest News from Montenegro
The Montengrin metal company Uniprom on Tuesday bought the bankrupt aluminium plant for 28 million euro and promised to invest 76 million euros over the next four years.
Once the largest factory in Montenegro, employing thousands of workers, it now has only 720 employees. Most will lose their jobs because the new owner plans to keep only 300.
The EU Enlargement Commission on Monday said the EU delegation in Podgorica would monitor implementation of a grant given to the NGO MANS, following complaints by the ruling Democratic Party of Socialists, DPS.
"As a grant recipient, MANS is responsible for implementing the project in accordance with the applicable national law," spokesperson Peter Stano said.
Repeat polls were held in Danilovgrad, Kolasin and Bijelo Polje on Sunday due to reports of significant irregularities but the ruling Democratic Party of Socialists, DPS, remained the overall victor.
The DPS took the largest amount of seats in all three municipalities but only won an outright majority in Danilovgrad.
Police reportedly unsure if cocaine was destined for Albania
BELGRADE -- An investigation has been launched in Montenegro to determine if the recent record haul of cocaine was really intended for Albania, the daily Politika writes.
Other possibilities include a buyer in Montenegro or in Kosovo, according to the report.
Montenegrin authorities on Thursday said custom officials in the Adriatic port of Bar on Wednesday seized 250 kilograms of cocaine shipped from Ecuador, Latin America.
The ship was carrying containers from Ecuador to Montenegro’s neighbour, Albania. The cocaine haul was described as the biggest drugs bust in the history of Montenegro.
SARAJEVO - The armed forces of the Balkan states will continue to cooperate closely within the B-9 forum with a view to strengthening regional security, but also assisting each other in the crisis situations caused by natural disasters, their chiefs of the general staff concluded in a meeting in Sarajevo.
After spending more than a decade in substandard collective centres, thousands of refugees in Montenegro are to get improved accommodation over the next three years.
The Montenegrin government, with foreign donor support, has launched a programme for re-housing displaced persons, which envisages the construction of at least 900 housing units.
Albania’s inter-institutional commission for cooperation with the TAP pipeline on Monday said Albpetrol had launched a bid in the first booking phase for the pipeline on May 14.
The TAP AG, the consortium that controls implementation of Trans-Adriatic Pipeline project, is expected to review the application.
The election commission said on Thursday that it had rejected all 2,400 official complaints from Montenegrin watchdog organisation MANS because although they were signed by the leader of the opposition Democratic Front, Miodrag Lekic, they were submitted by MANS activists.