April 05, 2014

President Vujanović in Ulcinj
The President of Montenegro, Filip Vujanović attended today the ceremonial session of the Municipal Assembly of Ulcinj, which was held on the occasion of Municipality Day.

President Vujanović congratulated all the citizens of Ulcinj, Councilors, President of the Assembly and President of the Municipality on the Day of Ulcinj. He expressed his wishes for the realization of very ambitious projects the President of the Municipality Fatmir Djeka talked about.

The President expressed his belief that the implementation of joint projects will be achieved through active cooperation with the Government and that joint efforts will be made to stimulate the international actors who care about the development of the municipality. He pointed out that Ulcinj has outstanding resources which provide better quality of life, adding that especially tourism resources need to be promoted through the cooperation between Podgorica and Ulcinj and good communication with international community. The President wished success to the President of the Municipality and his associates. more
March 28, 2014

President Vujanović: Honorary Consuls Promote our State Worldwide
President of Montenegro, Filip Vujanović, addressed Honorary Consuls of Montenegro at the first conference, which was held today in Podgorica in Villa Gorica.

Address by the President of Montenegro, Filip Vujanović:

Honorary Consuls of Montenegro have done much to improve bilateral relations and contributed to the strengthening of economic ties and the promotion of our country in the world, said the President of Montenegro, Filip Vujanović.

Vujanović thanked honorary consuls for their commitment, engagement and willingness to be honorary consuls, and help the promotion of Montenegro in the economic, cultural and other fields and contribute to the strengthening of bilateral relations with their respective countries.

"I perceive your mission as a strong diplomatic mission of economic ambassadors aimed at supporting the economic and cultural development of Montenegro, and in that regard I express my great appreciation for the up-to-date work on ensuring, above all, the conditions for carrying out of the mission, and other activities that contribute to the promotion of Montenegro", he pointed out.

Vujanović is confident that in the future they will continue to strengthen the partnership with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of Montenegro in the interest of better quality of life of citizens, new investment and development of the overall relations.

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, dr Igor Lukšić also took the floor at this conference. more
March 27, 2014

Podgorica, President Vujanović Receives Gerard Stoudmann, Special Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office for the Western Balkans
The President of Montenegro Filip Vujanović received today Gerard Stoudmann, Special Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office for the Western Balkans.

The President expressed his pleasure at the appointment of Gerard Stoudmann as Special Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office for the Western Balkans, noting with appreciation his diplomatic experience and knowledge of our region.

Vujanović and Special Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office Stoudmann exchanged views on regional situation. Stoudmann expressed his appreciation for the achievements of Montenegro in European and Euro-Atlantic integration and for national policy that enabled Montenegro to be a good example of the region.

They agreed also on the important role of the OSCE and its activities, including its activities in our region. more
March 26, 2014

Defense and Security Council Holds Session
The session of the Defense and Security Council was held today in Podgorica. The session was chaired by the President of Montenegro Filip Vujanović, and attended by the members of the Council: the Speaker of the Parliament of Montenegro, Ranko Krivokapić and the Prime Minister of Montenegro, Milo Djukanović.

The session of the Council was attended, by invitation, by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Justice of Montenegro, Duško Marković, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of Montenegro, Igor Lukšić PhD., Minister of Defense Prof. Dr. Milica Pejanović - Djurišić, the Director of the National Security Agency, Boro Vučinić MA and Chief of the General Staff of the Army of Montenegro Vice- Admiral, Dragan Samardžić.

The Defense and Security Council has promoted the normative and organizational activities in the security sector aimed at NATO integration.

The Council formulated the proposal of the decision on sending members of the Army of Montenegro to the European UnionČs military mission “European Union Training Mission” (EUTM) in Mali, which will be submitted to the Montenegrin Parliament for consideration under the simplified procedure. The proposal of decision envisages sending of an officer of the Army of Montenegro to this European Union’s mission, with the possibility of rotation.

The Council has made a decision on the regular promotion of Vice-Admiral Dragan Samardžić, Chief of the General Staff of the Army of Montenegro, to the rank of Admiral.

The Council considered other issues within its competence. more
March 26, 2014

Cetinje, Newly-Appointed Ambassador of Australia Presents Credentials to President of Montenegro
The President of Montenegro Filip Vujanović received today at his residence in Cetinje the letters of credence from the newly-appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Australia Julia Feeney, who will perform her duty in Montenegro on a non-residential basis.

President Vujanović wished Ambassador Feeney a successful mission, emphasizing friendly relations between Montenegro and Australia. He expressed his belief also for the possibility of establishing better economic relations between the two countries, pointing to the potentials of the Port of Bar and its free-trade zone, as well as already present interest of Australian businesses for investments in Montenegro. He particularly emphasized the interest of Australian company Balamara for lead and zinc mine in Mojkovac.

The President emphasized the importance of the Montenegrin national community in Australia, which is a good bridge of cooperation between the two states.

Emphasizing good relations between the two states, the Australian Ambassador Feeney stated the need to improve the current initiatives for cooperation in the area of economy and facilitate cooperation by interstate agreements. She agreed with the President that the Montenegrin community in Australia represents a good bridge of cooperation as well as that she greatly respects its ambition to create even stronger links with Montenegro. more
March 26, 2014

Cetinje, President of Montenegro Receives Credentials from Newly-Appointed Ambassador of the Republic of Belarus
The President of Montenegro Filip Vujanović received today the letters of credence from the newly-appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus, Vladimir Chushev who will perform his duty in Montenegro on a non-residential basis.

President Vujanović pointed to the necessity of state contractual basis, which would improve economic cooperation between the two countries and, to this end, he proposed to consider priorities at the foreign ministerial level. He also emphasized the need for cooperation between the chambers of commerce of the two states and economic forums that would identify areas of economic cooperation.

Ambassador of Belarus Chushev agreed with the President on the necessity of interstate agreements with the aim of improving economic cooperation and, in particular, tourism cooperation.

President Vujanović wished Ambassador Chushev a successful mission in Montenegro. more
March 26, 2014

Cetinje, President Vujanović Receives Credentials from Newly-Appointed Ambassador of the Republic of Bulgaria
The President of Montenegro Filip Vujanović received today at his residence in Cetinje the letters of credence from the newly-appointed Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Republic of Bulgaria to Montenegro, Mladen Chervenyakov.

President Vujanović wished Ambassador Chervenyakov a successful mission, expressing pleasure at close relations between Montenegro and Bulgaria that are also confirmed by the recent official visit of the President of Bulgaria Rosen Plevneliev. He stated his belief that the comprehensive state relations should be used to strengthen economic cooperation, bearing in mind there is ample room for it.

The President stressed his appreciation for the strong support provided by Bulgaria to Montenegro in its European and Euro-Atlantic integration, with expectation it will be continued.

The Ambassador of Bulgaria, Chervenyakov agreed with the President that the good state relations between Bulgaria and Montenegro should encourage, first of all, economic cooperation, stressing that his mission will be focused in this direction. He pointed out that Montenegro is a good role model of the region and that Bulgaria will continue to support our European and Euro-Atlantic integration. more
March 25, 2014

Opening of the EU Info Center in Podgorica
President of Montenegro, Filip Vujanović and Eduard Kukan, Chair of the European Parliament Delegation for Relations with the Western Balkans and Dirk Lange, Head of the EC Unit for Montenegro, opened the EU Info Centre today in Podgorica.

Speech delivered by the President:

Esteemed Mr. Kukan,
Mr. Lange,
Ambassador Drobnič,
Mr. Picula,
Your Excellencies,
President of the Supreme Court,
Governor of the Central Bank,
Esteemed High Dignitaries,
Ladies and Gentlemen,

Mr. Kukan said everything that was to be said about the Center. WeČve heard all that was to be said about MontenegroČs European path. I am grateful for what he said about the Center and MontenegroČs European path. Respecting his words and respecting your time, I will just express gratitude that needs to be conveyed on this great occasion. First of all, thanks to the EU for helping to accelerate the negotiations of Montenegro for membership in the EU through this Centre. We are very satisfied with our pace so far. We opened and provisionally closed Chapters 25 and 26 relating to science and research, education and culture, and gave an opportunity to our institutions and organizations, and those who work in them, to get closer to the EU in sharing these great values in important areas of creativity. WeČve gotten the opportunity for our citizens who work in these areas of activity to achieve all the benefits of opening these two chapters. To have the opportunity to share their experiences, have the opportunity to receive financial support for their projects, to have an opportunity for new insights, in a word - to be a part of a large family in the fields of science, culture, research and education. Here they will be able to obtain information about all of that and to be present in these important fields of activity in the EU. more
March 24, 2014

President of Montenegro Passes Decision to Call Elections
The President of Montenegro Filip Vujanović passed a decision to call the elections:

Pursuant to Article 95 paragraph 1 item 10 of the Constitution of Montenegro (“Official Gazette of Montenegro”, Nos.1/07 and 38/13), Article 13 of the Law on Election of Councilors and Members of the Parliament (“Official Gazette of the Republic of Montenegro” Nos. 4/98, 5/98, 17/98, 14/00, 18/00, 9/01, 41/02, 46/02, 45/04, 48/06, 56/06, and “Official Gazette of Montenegro” Nos. 46/11, 14/14) and Article 42, paragraph 1 of the Law on Local Self-Government (“Official Gazette of the Republic of Montenegro” Nos. 42/03, 28/04, 75/05 and 13/06 and “Official Gazette of Montenegro” Nos. 88/09, 3/10, 38/12 and 10/14), I hereby pass the

D E C I S I O N

1. I hereby call elections for the councilors in the Assembly of the Capital City of Podgorica and Assemblies of Municipalities of Bar, Bijelo Polje, Danilovgrad, Žabljak, Kolašin, Plav, Plužine, Pljevlja, Rožaje, Šavnik, Gusinje.

2. The elections shall be held on the 25th of May 2014.

3. This decision shall enter into force on the day of its passing, and it shall be published in the “Official Gazette of Montenegro” and “Official Gazette of Montenegro – Municipal Ordinances”.
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March 20, 2014

Official Visit of President of Montenegro to Vatican
Vatican, After an audience of the President of Montenegro Filip Vujanović with Pope Francis and meeting with Pietro Parolin, Secretary of State of the Holly See, the following text of the press statement was published in daily Bulletin of the Holly See:

- In the Vatican Apostolic Palace, the Holy Father Francis received in audience Filip Vujanović, President of Montenegro.

Following the meeting with the Pope, the President of Montenegro was received by Pietro Parolin, Secretary of State of the Holly See in the presence of Monsignor Dominique Mamberti, the Holy See’s Secretary for Relations with States. During the cordial discussions, satisfaction was expressed with regard to the good bilateral relations, further reinforced by the Basic Agreement which significantly promotes collaboration between the Church and the State for the common good of society.

During the talks, the views were exchanged on various topics of common interest, focusing on the principal regional issues and Montenegro’s progress towards integration in European and Euro-Atlantic structures. more
March 20, 2014

Vatican, President of Montenegro Meets Pope Francis
The President of Montenegro Filip Vujanović paid today an official visit to the Vatican, where he met with the Head of the Roman Catholic Church, Pope Francis.

Vujanović expressed his satisfaction over very open, constructive and useful talks with Pope Francis.

"It was a meeting where we together recalled the centuries-long relations between Montenegro and the Vatican, which began with the recognition of the state in 1077, when Mihajlo Vojisavljević was recognized as king in Duklja from which Montenegro emerged, then through a Concordat between Montenegro and the Holy See from the year of 1886, which was the basis for the second Basic agreement that was signed two years ago, " Vujanović said. more
March 17, 2014

Podgorica, President Vujanović Receives Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan
The President of Montenegro Filip Vujanović received today the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the United Arab Emirates Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

The President expressed his pleasure at friendly, close, very comprehensive and intensive relations between Montenegro and the United Arab Emirates. He assessed that there is a number of interstate agreements that have created a solid basis for cooperation in all areas.

The President expressed his appreciation for the support and assistance the UAE provided to Montenegro during natural disasters, the projects they supported, as well as for the provision of valuable loans of Abu Dhabi Fund in the area of water supply and agriculture. He stated his belief that Montenegro created good conditions for investors from the UAE, which may take an opportunity to further deepen economic cooperation.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the UAE Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan agreed with the open opportunities to promote the relations in all areas of economy, with special emphasis on tourism, energy and agriculture.

Minister Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan noted that the two countries are very close, stating that the policy to promote this closeness should be continued. more
March 13, 2014

Kotor, Vujanović – Radmanović
The President of Montenegro Filip Vujanović had a meeting on the 13th March 2014, in Kotor with the member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina Nebojša Radmanović, who is on a short private visit to Montenegro.

They noted that relations between the two countries may be an example in the region, with the possibility of further improvement especially in the area of economy.

Vujanović and the member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina Nebojša Radmanović have agreed on the strategic importance of European integration and the need for expansion of cooperation in the EU accession process. more
March 10, 2014

President Vujanović and UN DSG Jan Eliasson Open UN Eco Building in Podgorica
The President of Montenegro Filip Vujanović and Jan Eliasson, UN Deputy Secretary-General, opened the Eco Building of the United Nations, today in Podgorica.




The following is the text of the speech given by President Vujanović:

Esteemed Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, Mr. Jan Eliasson,
Representatives of the United Nations,
High State Dignitaries,
Mayor,
Invitees of Podgorica,
Your Excellencies,
Ladies and Gentlemen,

I would like to share with you pleasure over the completion of Eco Building of the United Nations, which is in many ways unique. It is unique because this is the only eco building in Southeast Europe that housed all United Nations agencies. They are housed in a way that will ensure their maximum communication, cooperativeness and efficient work and achievement of a valuable goal of the United Nations agencies to deliver as one.

It is unique also for meeting all environmental and energy requirements of full self-sufficiency of this building. It will be self-sufficient in energy and generate electricity whose excess will make a part of our energy system, its compensation being invested in the Centre for Sustainable Development of UNDP that will be committed to green projects of Montenegro. more
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