Montenegro Press Review – September 16, 2014

Press Review
16 Sep 14

Montenegro Press Review – September 16, 2014

Party’s interests more important than the public ones. The Trade Union of Education to continue talks on salaries. The government does not have a right to deal with Metalac factory.

Local conflicts among parties that are allied to the state level, show that the ruling coalition is not based on principles but pure interest, said Boris Maric from the Center for Civic Education. Commenting on conflicts between the officials of the Bosniak Party and the Democratic Party of Socialists in Rozaje, Maric said that such situations are not unexpected in a system where the “party’s interes more important than the public interest.”

President of the Trade Union of Education Zvonko Pavicevic said that the line ministry and the union teams will continue to cooperate in order to determine is there any possibility in the internal reserves to increase the salaries of the employees. Following this analysis, he said, they will meet with the Education Minister Slavoljub Stijepovic once again.

Montavar Metalac is a privately owned company towards which the Government of Montenegro has no obligations and which it is unable to treat differently than any other private company, the cabinet said on Monday. Several media outlets reported that state’s Investment and Development Fund has become an owner of two thirds of the Montevear Metalac factory but the governmnet said those claims were false.

Source: Balkan Insight (Montenegro)