Prime Minister Duško Marković in Ulcinj: I am positively surprised by what Municipality of Ulcinj did

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    Ulcinj, Montenegro (9 October 2017) — Prime Minister Duško Marković said at the end of his official visit to the Municipality of Ulcinj that the goal of the visit is to define together the priorities for the development perspective… Prime Minister Duško Marković in Ulcinj: I am positively surprised by what Municipality of Ulcinj did

    Ulcinj, Montenegro (9 October 2017) — Prime Minister Duško Marković said at the end of his official visit to the Municipality of Ulcinj that the goal of the visit is to define together the priorities for the development perspective.

    “Municipality of Ulcinj has done almost everything that is up to it and I am really positively surprised with the level of project preparation that needs to promptly encourage the development of infrastructure in Ulcinj, and in parallel the projects that will improve the tourist offer of Ulcinj. I am quite sure that we will soon have in Ulcinj the projects that will enhance our tourism potential, contribute to the new quality of life in Ulcinj and create new jobs,” said the Prime Minister. He added that at the meeting it was noted that the Municipality of Ulcinj, in cooperation with the Government, significantly stabilised its finances and that it would be easier in the future to create development plans involving the Government and the Municipality.

    Prime Minister pointed out the fact that credible investors have shown interest in building a high category hotel in Ulcinj.

    “It is of great importance to create the conditions for the start of the construction of a sewage network for four settlements in Ulcinj by the end of the year, which will definitely solve 50% of the Porto Milena pollution issues, which is decisively important for new investments,” the Prime Minister said, adding that advancement of the city infrastructure has also been agreed.

    Answers to journalists: Montenegro Airlines, border with Kosovo, “public opinion poll”, dialogue

    Answering a journalists’ question, the Prime Minister said that the Government will support Montenegro Airlines.

    “Responsible Government must not allow these burdens and debts of Montenegro Airlines to fall one day at the expense of the budget. Therefore, only irresponsible individuals, politically frustrated politicians and political calculators can criticise the Government’s commitment and its intention to support Montenegro Airlines and bring it to the stage when the problems that Montenegrin Airlines’ business represents for the Government and the budget will be better resolved.”

    “If Montenegro Airlines does not have a prospect, the Government will initiate procedures to take responsibility for it and pay off its obligations to creditors,” the Prime Minister said, adding that the Government is concerned with the essence of sustaining every enterprise if possible.

    Prime Minister said that this Government will behave in a responsible manner.

    “Today, Montenegro Airlines is criticised by those who took the most money out of the company for fees in board boards, daily allowances, travel … Do I need to remind you who these people are? I will not, but ask Mr Konjević, he knows it better because the majority people there belong to his party,” said Prime Minister Duško Marković.
    Asked by a journalist from Kosovo whether Montenegro is ready for a new review of the border between the two countries, PM Marković reiterated that as far as Montenegro is concerned this issue is over.

    “We have friendly relations with Kosovo, we are waiting patiently for Kosovo to find the opportunity to come out of this situation because it is primarily in the interest of Kosovo. Kosovo citizens have the right to visa liberalisation. Montenegro with its patience shows that the citizens of Kosovo want such a perception. Now it is the responsibility of the authorities of Kosovo and the Government of Kosovo to withdraw tactics in a thorough sense. You must be brave in making a decision. Back then when Montenegro decided to recognise Kosovo, 80% of the public in Montenegro was against it, but we knew it was a decision for the future. This decision by the Kosovo government is a decision of the future when it comes to the region. Let them be brave, let them do what they need to do,” said Prime Minister Marković.

    When asked by the Television of Montenegro about negotiations with the opposition, the Prime Minister said that the Democratic Party of Socialists (DPS) is waiting for the dialogue with opposition.

    “Ask them why they will not. They are waiting for the elections date – they will not get a date for the election. We should be now discussing the fulfilment of ODIHR recommendations. Speaker of the Parliament and DPS will offer talks on meeting ODIHR recommendations, we will send it to all parliamentary political parties and we are waiting for them to discuss it. If they do not want to talk – that is their problem. We are ready to talk today. If they want, they can come to the Parliament tomorrow to talk within some boards, in some room representatives of political parties. We are not a problem – ask them. We have the majority, we have won power, the government has a majority in the parliament. We have been concerned every day by creating new values and solving the issue of life of these citizens. What do you think we just talked about when the opposition would go to the polls if we would have stabilized public finances, whether it would be supported by the IMF, would the two credit agencies increase credit ratings only after ten months, and if we had growth economy in the II quarter 5.1%? And now we need to negotiate with the low-income parties on the date of the election. Let the society get together, let them come to parliament, we will discuss ODIHr recommendations with them to adopt ODIHR recommendations and to go to the polls, so we will see who will have the majority. I advise – do not ask them anymore, “said the Prime Minister.

    Asked by a reporter about the results of a “public opinion poll” published in the media claiming that these results were obtained from a political party, PM Marković said that the DPS has never commented on opinion polls.

    “We do not analyse the results of the political competition, but do our political work. This political job will result in our victory as it has been so far,” the Prime Minister concluded.

    PUBLIC RELATIONS SERVICE OF THE GOVERNMENT OF MONTENEGRO

    Source: Government of Montenegro