Montenegro Press Review – September 12, 2014

Press Review
12 Sep 14

Montenegro Press Review – September 12, 2014

One and Only resort to be built in Montenegro by 2017. Government has to say who ordered security investigations of the judges. Montenegro urged to improve social protection and employment.

Azmont Investments, a Montenegrin subsidiary of Azerbaijan’s State Oil Company, SOCAR, will invest 500 million euros in the construction of the first One & Only resorts in Europe and a super luxurious complex in Kumbor in the Bay of Kotor, Montenegro. All the conditions have been created for the Portonovi to be built by 2017, representatives of the Azmont Investments said on Thursday. Executive Director of the Azmont Investments Serber Birkan explained that during the preparatory phase several technical challenges have had to be handled. Given the fact the construction site is the former military barracks, the major issue of concern were unexploded mines, which removal took almost 3 months. The terrain is now afe from any kind of dangerous objects, he said.

The Judicial Council will request from the Ministry of Interior and the government to declare whether it is true that the Interior Minister Rasko Konjevic sought security investigations of the Administrative Court’s judges. The judges of the Administrative Court addressed the Judicial Council regarding the article published in the daily Dan on August 12, following the judgments of the Administrative Court on priest Velibor Dzomic, regarding his temporary residence in Montenegro. Dan reported that Konjevic asked the “security investigations of the Administrative Court judges in order to discipline them.”

Harmonization of legislation with the EU’s Acquis Communitaire is a good basis for further progress of Montenegro, but the state must continue to invest in the social protection system and to increase employment, especially among youth, said UN Deputy Assistant Secretary General Olivier Adam. On Thursday, Adam attended a regional presentation of the global UNDP Report on Human Development for 2014 in Podgorica. The maximum value of the human development index in the region was registered in Montenegro, which is 51st in the world scale. Regarding the countries of the Western Balkans, in the group with high human development are Serbia (77th), FYR Macedonia (84th), Bosnia and Herzegovina (86) and Albania (95th).

Source: Balkan Insight (Montenegro)