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20.07.2017.

Press release from 35th Cabinet session

Press release from 35th Cabinet session Podgorica, Montenegro (20 July 2017) -- At the session held earlier today, the Montenegrin Cabinet adopted the information regarding fires that hit the territory of Montenegro in the period 1 - 18 July 2017. The information states that all necessary preparations were made for 2017 fire season, but that the long-term drought and extremely high temperatures caused widespread fires to hit the coastal area and inland Montenegro relatively early - in the beginning of July...

12.07.2017.

Government to provide EUR 200,000 to support Sea Dence Festival

Government to provide EUR 200,000 to support Sea Dence Festival

Podgorica, Montenegro (12 July 2017) -- Given the significance of the Sea Dance Festival for the Montenegrin tourism industry, both for the economy and promotion of Montenegro as a tourist destination, the Government decided at today's session to support the festival with EUR 200,000, State Secretary at the Ministry of Tourism and Sustainable Development Damir Davidović told the press conference following the Cabinet session...

06.07.2017.

Press release from 33rd Cabinet session: Government proposes VAT rate to rise from 19% to 21%

Press release from 33rd Cabinet session: Government proposes VAT rate to rise from 19% to 21%

Podgorica, Montenegro (6 July 2017) – In line with the Proposed Fiscal Strategy, the Cabinet passed the draft laws amending the Law on Value Added Tax and the Law on Excise. As announced, in order to reduce the budget deficit, it is envisaged to increase the general VAT rate from 19% to 21%, while the lower rate applied to the trading of basic foodstuffs remains unchanged at the level of 7%, which is the Government's response aimed at keeping prices of basic food products, or preventing the price increase of these products.

06.07.2017.

Press conference following Cabinet session: Foreign affairs, higher education, law on business enterprises

Press conference following Cabinet session: Foreign affairs, higher education, law on business enterprises

Podgorica, Montenegro (6 July 2017) -- At today's meeting, the Montenegrin Cabinet passed the Draft Law on Foreign Affairs. Minister of Foreign Affairs Srđan Darmanović told the press conference following the Cabinet session that the key goal of the proposed legal solution is to ensure the professionalisation of the foreign affairs service from management level to the persons who will first establish a working relationship in the Foreign Affairs Ministry...

22.06.2017.

Press release from 31st Cabinet session: Set of education laws, Creative Montenegro Programme, agriculture, gasification

Press release from 31st Cabinet session: Set of education laws, Creative Montenegro Programme, agriculture, gasification

Podgorica, Montenegro (22 June 2017) -- At today's 31st session, the Montenegrin Cabinet approved draft amendments to the General Law on Education, Law on Primary Education, Law on Gymnasium, Law on Vocational Education, Law on Education of Children with Special Educational Needs, Law on Adult Education and the Law on Preschool Education. The discussion emphasised that the set of laws rounds up the reform process of the education system, which represents the programme's commitment of the Government aimed at improving the quality of education at all levels...

22.06.2017.

Education Minister Šehović: Adoption of set of laws in field of education is greatest reform breakthrough of this Government

Education Minister Šehović: Adoption of set of laws in field of education is greatest reform breakthrough of this Government

Podgorica, Montenegro (22 june 2017) -- Education Minister Damir Šehović presented at today's press conference a set of laws approved at the 31st Cabinet session, which rounded up the process of reforming the education system in Montenegro...

15.06.2017.

Press release from 30th Cabinet session: ADMAS project, budget amendments, higher education

Press release from 30th Cabinet session: ADMAS project, budget amendments, higher education

Podgorica, Montenegro (15 June 2017) – At today's session, the Montenegrin Cabinet discussed the implementation of the ADMAS project, which is being implemented under the Agreement between the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) and the Government of Montenegro in the amount of 50 million USD, with a view to providing more favourable access to loan arrangements for businesses in agriculture and related sectors, thus enhancing their participation in the market and raising business standards...

25.05.2017.

Press release from 27th Cabinet session: Criminal Code, EU negotiating structure, tourism

Press release from 27th Cabinet session: Criminal Code, EU negotiating structure, tourism

Podgorica, Montenegro (25 May 2017) – At today's session, the Cabinet passed the Draft Law Amending the Criminal Code of Montenegro. The proposed amendments are a continuation of harmonisation of national legislation with the EU acquis, conventions of the Council of Europe and the United Nations, legal standards of the European Court of Human Rights and other international instruments...

04.05.2017.

Press release from 24th Cabinet session: Chinese donation, cooperation with diaspora, e-Government

Press release from 24th Cabinet session: Chinese donation, cooperation with diaspora, e-Government

Podgorica, Montenegro (4 May 2017) -- At its 24th session, the Montenegrin Cabinet approved the Information on People's Republic of China' donation. In parallel, the Cabinet approved the Agreement on economic and technical cooperation between the governments of China and Montenegro. A grant totalling 20 million Chinese yuan (≈2,65 million EUR) will be used for the project of reconstruction of the bridge on Djurdjevića Tara, as well as for other infrastructure projects for which relevant agreements will be singed afterwards...

27.04.2017.

Press release from 23rd Cabinet session

Press release from 23rd Cabinet session

Podgorica, Montenegro (27 APpril 2017) - - At today’s 23rd session, session, the Montenegrin Cabinet passed the Draft Law on Planning and Construction. The discussion showed strong and unanimous support for the new concept of planning and construction aimed at even and regionally balanced spatial development, rational and efficient use of space and the preservation of resources and protection of natural resources, nurturing and developing regional spatial peculiarities, ..

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