Montenegro Press Review – September 19, 2014

Press Review
19 Sep 14

Montenegro Press Review – September 19, 2014

Science Minister Sanja Vlahovic denies plagiarism claims; China’s Exim Bank approves 687 million euro loan for Montenegro highway; Portonovi project will boost cooperation between Montenegro and Azerbaijan, Prime Minister Djukanovic says.

All my scientific papers had undergone strict controls and that issue is not and should not be on the agenda, Montenegro’s Science Minister Sanja Vlahovic said commenting on media reports on her plagiarising parts of a dissertation. She explained that the papers which tend to be set out in an international context for a period of time and which are used in the process of academic selection must undergo six or seven controls. Daily Vijesti has reported that Minister Vlahovic copied two-thirds of the paper entitled “Destinations Competitiveness in Modern Tourism” that supported her election as professor at the private Mediterranean University.

China’s Exim Bank has approved a loan worth around 687 million euros to Montenegro for the construction of the Bar-Boljare highway’s priority section Smokovac-Uvac-Mateševo, Montenegro’s Transport Minister Ivan Brajovic said. He explained the China’s government has to consent to the loan and it is expected that all the procedures in both China and Montenegro that will lead to the signing of an interstate agreement are to be completed in a month and a half. Minister Brajovic added the construction works on the priority section can be expected to start by the end of 2014.

During his official visit to Azerbaijan, Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic met with President Ilham Aliyev on Thursday. The meeting underlined good partnership and friendly relations between the two states, based on dynamic and open political dialogue, and successful economic cooperation. “The Portonovi project in Kumbor testifies of good cooperation established between the two countries, having in mind that this project is one of the biggest Azerbaijani investments in the Montenegrin tourism, ” Djukanovic added.

Source: Balkan Insight (Montenegro)