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22.10.2004.

Southeast European Times: Montenegro Receives $18m Structural Adjustment Credit from World Bank

Ivanisevic expressed optimism about the amount, pledging that Montenegro would successfully complete the prerequisites. He also said a number of projects were presented during talks with Jungr, including a plan to open up Montenegro's energy market. Others pertain to education, agriculture, tourism and further structural reforms, Ivanisevic said...

15.10.2004.

Associated Press: Montenegro to Sell Its Stake in Telecom

Montenegro's government announced Friday it will sell its 51 percent stake in Telecom, the tiny republic's telephone, cell phone and Internet provider...

28.09.2004.

IPE.com: World Bank OKs credit for Montenegro pensions

IPE.com 27/Sep/04: MONTENEGRO The World Bank has approved 18 million dollars (14.7 million euros) to support, among other things, reform of Montenegros pension system. The Washington-based lender said its board of directors has approved the credit to support the reforms in Montenegro covering four broad policy areas...

21.09.2004.

Washington Times: Montenegro eyes parting from Serbia

Montenegro's new foreign minister says the country's nearly three-year-old union with Serbia is not working, and it's time to form a looser association...

17.09.2004.

Novinite.com. - Child Saviours Honoured by Bulgaria's President

Bulgaria's President awarded Thursday high state orders Madara Hosreman to the Serbia and Montenegro men who saved dozens of Bulgarian lives this year...

08.09.2004.

From the official web-site of the Dutch EU presidency: EU Foreign Ministers discuss European perspective of Serbia and Montenegro/Kosovo

The EU continues to strongly endorse the existence of the State Union of Serbia and Montenegro, but wants to be realistic when it comes to practical issues, said the Dutch Foreign Minister, Bernard Bot, at a press conference on the second day of the Gymnich meeting...

06.09.2004.

Bloomberg.com - Serbia, Montenegro to Get Separate Trade-Tariff Status From EU

Serbia and Montenegro will be offered separate trade tariffs by European Union governments seeking to foster their economic development without dissolving the political union between the two ex-Yugoslav republics. EU foreign ministers agreed on the "twin track'' approach to spur agricultural and industrial exports from the two republics, where economic output is barely half the 1990 level and unemployment is running at over 30 percent...

30.08.2004.

ICtheWharf.co.uk: An island where every house is a hotel room

After a few days in this country tucked in like a wedge of cheese on the Adriatic coast between Croatia and Bosnia to the north and Albania and Greece to the east, you realise that Montenegro is one of Europe's undiscovered gems....

25.08.2004.

OneWorld.net: On Its Own Montenegro would Get the Feasibility Study for EU Integration in Record Time

If Montenegro progressed towards the EU on its own, there would be no reason for it to fail to harmonize its economic system to European standards. Montenegro would get the feasibility study for the start of negotiations for Stabilization and Association Agreement in a record time, if it enters the process independently, says the EU Integration Minister Gordana Djurovic....

20.07.2004.

Reuters: Montenegro hoists flag in step towards independence

Under intense European Union pressure, Montenegro agreed in 2002 to shelve its plans for independence and for at least three years stay with Serbia in a loose union called Serbia and Montenegro which became the successor to Yugoslavia last year. But Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic and other Montenegrin leaders have made clear they intend to go ahead with a referendum on independence, possibly in 2006...