26 Sep 14
Montenegro Press Review – September 26, 2014
Finance Ministry projects Montenegro economy’s growth of 2.5 per cent in 2014. Marko Djacic is new Pljevlja’s Mayor. “Be responsible” campaign wins Open Government Partnership’s second prize in New York
At Thursday’s session, Montenegro’s Cabinet updated the projections concerning the GDP and other medium-term macroeconomic indicators for the period 2014-2018, which form the basis for drafting the 2015 budget and the Pre-Accession Economic Programme. The document includes the estimates of the public, local and budget spending, as well as the projections of the public debt by the end of 2014. According to the Statistical Office of Montenegro, the country’s economy experienced real economic growth of 3.3% in 2013, and the projections made by the Finance Ministry says the economy will grow by 2.5% in 2014, and 3.5% in 2015. The growth model is based on the start of investment activities which will engage domestic potentials, primarily in the sector of construction.
Member of the rulling Democratic Party of Socialists, Mirko Djacic, has been elected for Mayor of Pljevlja by votes of the governing DPS- BS-SDP calition. The opposition Democratic Front and the SNP voted against. After the election, Djacic siad that he has taken the obligation for further development of the Pljevlja Municipality and that he would worthily represent the interests of every citizen.
The public engagement campaign “Be Responsible. Zero Grey Economy”, which was jointly developed by the Government of Montenegro and the Faculty for Electrical Engineering Podgorica, with significant support from the UNDP Montenegro, the UK Embassy in Montenegro, and NGOs, has won the second prize of the Open Government Partnership’ s international initiative competing with the best projects from 33 countries which promote citizen involvement in implementing public policy. The Montenegrin campaign won the prestigious award due to its contribution to boosting cooperation between civil and public sectors, and active involvement of citizens in implementing public policy.
Source: Balkan Insight (Montenegro)