Cabinet’s meeting: Draft law on innovation, report on Judicial Reform Strategy, investment projects

    Podgorica, Montenegro (23 October 2015) – At the session held yesterday, the Government of Montenegro issued a draft Law on Innovation Activity aimed at boosting efficient cooperation between universities and business and ensuring steady transfer of know-how and its’ implementation in the business sector. Innovation activities are an important cornerstone for the development of a dynamic environment for research and science and this law will make space for active engagement of public and private enterprises in research and transfer of technology. The Law would also set out the legal framework for establishing new innovative organisations, such as a centre for transfer of technologies, science and technology parks, and a centre for innovation and entrepreneurship.

    The Cabinet also adopted the II semi-annual report on the implementation of measures within the Action plan for the implementation of the Judicial Reform Strategy 2014-2016. The relevant authorities in charge for the implementation of the Action plan have to meet all the non-implemented and partially implemented measures and activities within the reporting period.

    On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the signing of the UN Charter, the Government adopted a Declaration which will be delivered to the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration.

    The Government adopted the Information on the implementation of the projects related to the construction of waste and water management as well as water supply in Cetinje and Podgorica, which were funded by German Bank for Reconstruction and Development (KfW), European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), and the European Investment Bank (EIB). Regarding the issues related to the waste management and water supply, the Government has also issued conclusions enabling the continuation of the on-going projects within the support of favourable loans.

    Source: Government of Montenegro