Montenegro Press Review – July 21, 2015

Press Review
21 Jul 15

Montenegro Press Review – July 21, 2015

Montenegrin parliament accuses Russian ambassador of ‘interference’; well known Russian athlete supports anti-NATO movement in Montenegro; PM Djukanovic praises highway construction project.

Statement by the Ambassador of the Russian Federation in Montenegro, Andrei Nesterenko, on the method of deciding on Montenegro’s membership in NATO is not in line with good diplomatic practice and could be interpreted as interference in the internal affairs of the country,the Speaker of the Parliament’s cabinet said on Monday. In an interview to a local newsoaper, Nesterenko said that Montenegrins should decide on NATO membership on a referendum.

Russian boxing champion and a member of the Russian Duma, Nikolai Sergeyevich Valuev, who is visiting Belgrade, met with the leader of Montenegrin opposition Democratic Party of Unity, Nebojsa Juskovic, stressing his support to all political parties in Montenegro which oppose NATO membership.

During the visit to the coastal town of Tivat, the Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic said the €800 million loan that Montenego had borrowed for the construction of 40 km section of the highway was justified, since Montenegro was increasing its wealth in that way. “Constructing the highway and implementing other major infrastructure projects, will make Montenegro richer,” Djukanovic said.

Source: Balkan Insight (Montenegro)