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02.11.2017.

Cabinet approves Old Royal Capital of Cetinje Development Programme for 2018

Cabinet approves Old Royal Capital of Cetinje Development Programme for 2018 Podgorica, Montenegro (2 November 2017) -- At today's session, the Cabinet approved the Old Royal Capital of Cetinje Development Programme for 2018, which was passed by the Senate of the Old Royal Capital, chaired by President of Montenegro Filip Vujanović...

05.10.2017.

Press release from 43rd Cabinet session

Press release from 43rd Cabinet session

Podgorica, Montenegro (5 October 2017) -- Given the fact that Montenegro, as a NATO member, is obliged to participate in the activities of the Alliance, as well as the importance of continuing coordination in the key obligations arising from membership, the Montenegrin Cabinet, at today’s session passed the Decision on the Establishment of the Council for NATO. The work of the Council will be managed by the Prime Minister...

28.09.2017.

Press release from 42nd Cabinet session

Press release from 42nd Cabinet session

Podgorica, Montenegro (28 September 2017) – At the session held earlier today, the Montenegrin Cabinet passed the Draft Law on water intended for human consumption. The proposed law for the first time regulates parameters of water intended for human consumption, obligations of legal entities performing public water supply activities, activities in case of deviation from the prescribed values of parameters...

21.09.2017.

Press release from 41st Cabinet session

Press release from 41st Cabinet session

Podgorica, Montenegro (21 September 2017) – At the session held earlier today, the Montenegrin Cabinet, based on the proposal of the Privatiation and Capital Projects Council, adopted the Report on the outcome of negotiations based on the international public tender for the long-term lease of the land owned by the State of Montenegro and the facilities in the ownership of HTP "Ulcinjska rivijera" AD, Ulcinj...

07.09.2017.

Press release following 39th Cabinet session

Press release following 39th Cabinet session

Podgorica, Montenegro (8 September 2017) -- At today's 39th session, the Montenegrin Cabinet passed the Draft Law on Amending the Law on Budget and Fiscal Responsibility. The proposed amendments extended the deadline for municipalities to submit a request for the approval of a limit overrun, i.e., the budget deficit by 15 October 2017, for the next year, provided that this overrun is intended to finance capital expenditures...

07.09.2017.

Press conference following 39th Cabinet session

Press conference following 39th Cabinet session

Podgorica, Montenegro (7 September 2017) -- Health Minister Kenan Hrapović told the press conference following the 39th Cabinet session that the Government discussed and adopted the information on the conclusion of the protocol on cooperation in the field of transplantation medicine between the health ministries of Montenegro and Croatia...

27.07.2017.

Press release from 36th Cabinet session

Press release from 36th Cabinet session

Podgorica, Montenegro (27 July 2017) – In order to harmonise domestic legislation with the legal acquis of the EU, the Montenegrin Cabinet, at its held earlier today, passed the Draft Bill on Road Traffic. The aim of the new law is to eliminate shortcomings in the field of road traffic that are observed in practice and to establish a quality, safe, reliable and economically acceptable road passenger and cargo transport...

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.