Montenegro Press Review – October 14, 2014

Press Review
14 Oct 14

Montenegro Press Review – October 14, 2014

Opposition criticises failure to appoint new Minister of Culture; Montenegro to jail fighters in foreign wars; Lustica Bay luxury resort is going according to plan, government says.


The main opposition alliance Democratic Front, criticised the government for not appointing a new culture minister, after Branislav Micunovic, who had previously been in that position, was appointed as Montenegro’s ambassador to Serbia in May. Acting culture minister is Prime Minister Dusko Markovic because Branislav Micunovic.


The parliament’s Legislative Committee supported amendments to the Criminal Code, which stipulates up to five-year prison sentence for Montenegrin citizens who participate in the training of paramilitary and terrorist organizations, and in armed conflicts outside their country. The committee members has been asked for the opinion by the Government of Montenegro and the Ministry of Justice on the proposed amendments last week. However, all members of the committee agreed that this proposal must receive support of “other state institutions.”


Project of the Lustica Bay sustainable luxury resort in the Bay of Kotor is being implemented according to plan, Chief Executive Officer of Lustica Development Darren Gibson said. On Monday he met with Montenegro’s Finance Minister Radoje Zugic. Gibson addd that negotiations with world-renowned operators are underway aimed to ensure that the construction of the luxury hotel complex begins in the second half of 2015. Lustica Bay is a 1,1 billlion euros worth joint initiative between Orascom Development Holding and the Government of Montenegro.

Balkan Insight has not verified the facts in the original press reports and cannot vouch for their accuracy.

Source: Balkan Insight (Montenegro)