22 Dec 14
Montenegro Press Review – December 22, 2014
The Civic Movement presents its founding manifesto. Russian tycoon Oleg Deripaska bought a luxury property on the coast worth 4 million euro. The Montenegrin Academy of Sciences and the State University are holding back progress, a prominent scientist claims.
An initiative for the formation of a new party on the Montenegrin political scene, the Civic Movement, will be presented in Podgorica on Monday. The founders of the party said that the Civic Movement will be a political organization that brings together free citizens and which will be dedicated to the future of Montenegro.
After signing a deal with the municipality of Kotor two weeks ago, Russian oligarch and former owner of the Podgorica Aluminium Plant, Oleg Deripaska, became the owner of 48,747 square metres of land on the coast in the village of Krimovica, near the town of Kotor. Two state-owned plots were sold for 4.1 million euro.
The Montenegrin Academy of Sciences and Arts,CANU, and the State University have been accused of holding back scientific development. Membership of CANU should be an honour, not an unearned privilege, prominent Montenegrin scientist Dragan Hajdukovic said. Hajdukovic has been a scientist at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research, CERN, in Switzerland, for more than two decades. He was named by the Ministry of Science as the most successful Montenegrin scientist.
Source: Balkan Insight (Montenegro)