Montenegro Press Review – September 24, 2014

Press Review
24 Sep 14

Montenegro Press Review – September 24, 2014

Luka Pavicevic left the bench of the Montenegrin national basketball team. Former Deputy Prime Minister Gordana Djurovic returns to the government. Natural population growth decreased three times since 1993.

Luka Pavicevic left the bench of the Montenegrin national basketball team saying he is leaving with a great regret because planned goals were not met. He decided to resign after the debacle of the national team in qualifying for Eurobasket, when it failed to win any of the first two positions in the company of Israel, Bulgaria, and the Netherlands. Pavicevic successfully led the team in 2012 qualifying and the performance at last year’s European Championship in Slovenia is characterized as satisfactory.

Former Deputy Prime Minister for European Integration Gordana Djurovic is a candidate for one of the ministerial function in the reconstruction of the Cabinet agreed by the leadership of the ruling parties the DPS and the SDP. Djurović could either be the new Minister of Education, after the current Minister Slavoljub Migo Stijepovic become Podgorica’s mayor on October 6, or one of the advisers in the Cabinet of Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic.

Natural population growth in Montenegro has drastically changed and is almost three times lower than 20 years ago, showed the latest national data. While the number of deaths increased, the number of live births in Montenegro decreased. Thus, the natural increase from 4,451 in 1993 dropped to 1,558 in 2013. The date show that the population growth rate declined continuously from 1993.

Source: Balkan Insight (Montenegro)