11 Dec 14
Montenegro Press Review – December 11, 2014
The Supreme State Prosecutor urges the authorities to back prosecutorial independence; Social Democrats ready for early elections; Montenegro is the most advanced country in the Western Balkans, PM says.
The legislative and executive authorities should allow the independence and autonomy of the prosecution, the Supreme State Prosecutor Ivica Stankovic said in his address to parliament. Lawmakers discussed on Wednesday the annual report on prosecution’s work. Representatives of the opposition have said that they does not believe that the prosecutor’s office has the capacity to investigate all cases high-level corruption and organised crime.
Each government crisis can be resolved by election or by recomposition in the parliament, said Borislav Banovic, representative of the smaller ruling the Social Democratic Party, SDP. He added that his party is ready for early elections. “If there is no consensus on the major and important policies of the government, then we should reconsider its further functionality,”Banovic said.
In his address to the Union of Employers of the Republic of France on Wednesdy, the Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic said that Montenegro is now the most advanced economy among the six countries of the Western Balkans, which share European integration as a common strategic objective. He said that one of the objectives of his official visit to France was an attempt to make that country “active and important partner in the implementation of development processes in Montenegro”.
Source: Balkan Insight (Montenegro)