RTCG - Radio Televizija Crne Gore - Nacionalni javni servis :: Montenegro http://www.rtcg.me/english/montenegro/rss.html me http://www.rtcg.me/img/logo.png RTCG - Radio Televizija Crne Gore - Nacionalni javni servis :: Montenegro http://www.rtcg.me/english/montenegro/rss.html Expert evaluations show that Sindjelic tells the truth http://www.rtcg.me/english/montenegro/234711/expert-evaluations-show-that-sindjelic-tells-the-truth.html Special State Prosecutor Sasa Cadjenovic continued today in the High Court the presentation of the closing arguments in the case the Prosecution qualifies as an attempted terrorism act on the 2016 election day. ]]> Cadjenovic said that the expert analysis of mobile phones and statements of the Sinedjelic correspond, meaning that the data are true and correct.
He said that the objects seized from Sindjelic are of military or police nature, and that they had no use in everyday life, but that are being used for deprivation of liberty, protection in the event of clashes or causing disorder.
Cadjenovic added that he stands entirely by the indictment filed against the defendants, after which he explained in detail each and every evidence and testimony given.
The indictment of the Special Prosecutor's Office included two Russian citizens Eduard Shishmakov and Vladimir Popov, Serbian nationals Milos Jovanovic, Nemanja Ristic, Predrag Bogicevic, Bratislav Dikic, Kristina Hristic, Branko Milic, Milan Dusic, Dragan Maksic and Srboljub Djordjevic.
The indictment also includes leaders of the Democratic Front (DF) Andrija Mandic and Milan Knezevic, as well as Mihailo Cadjenovic, the DF driver.
The proceedings against the DF translator Ananije Nikic are being held separately.

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Opposition to respond by Saturday http://www.rtcg.me/english/montenegro/234710/opposition-to-respond-by-saturday-.html Representatives of the protest „97 hiljada– Odupri se" (97 thousand- Resist), believe that the opposition parties will sign the Agreement on the Future by Saturday because, they consider, there is no reason not to achieve unity. ]]> Representatives of the movement "Odupri se" have proposed to the opposing parties an agreement to jointly work on forming of a government of civil unity, the main task of which would be to create the conditions for fair and free elections.

One of the organizers of the protest, Dzemal Perovic, told at the press conference that the protests were both political and civil and that one did not rule out the other, while the street was the only free institution.
"People are social beings that make norms in order to make life easier for them. They make laws that produce consequences of social nature," Perovic said.
He said that the agreement will be offered to other political parties.
"This is now a roadmap, a way towards shift of power. Not as Markovic threatened –by coup, but by transition," Perovic said.
Regarding the call for dialogue made by Prime Minister Dusko Markovic, Perovic said that it can not happen as long as there are comments that someone else is standing behind them.
"When a serious invitation to dialogue comes, then we can talk," Perovic said.
He said that they do not have the Democratic Front (DF) response yet.
"We are confident that DF will wisely assess achieved unity of citizens and will do everything to implement this peaceful transition together," Perovic said.

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The protests do not jeopardize the state http://www.rtcg.me/english/montenegro/234607/the-protests-do-not-jeopardize-the-state.html Civic protests do not pose a threat to the state and its political system, according to Prime Minister Dusko Markovic, who assessed that the Government of Montenegro is persistent in the protection of the state and its citizens. ]]> He reiterated that the demands for resignation were not grounded because, as he says, the government has support in the parliament in which it was elected.

During the premiere hour that was not attended by MPs of the opposition, Markovic announced that the state is becoming more and more stable.

"Although we can feel the intention and ambitions of the organizers of the protests, there is no danger to the state and its political system. Our country is not Montenegro from 1918 and 1998’’ , Markovic estimated

The Prime Minister believes that the Euro-Atlantic and European future of Montenegro, along with its independence cannot be compromised by anything.

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Continued presentation of the closing arguments http://www.rtcg.me/english/montenegro/234609/continued-presentation-of-the-closing-arguments.html The closing arguments in the attempt of the terrorist attack on election day in 2016 were continued In the Podgorica High Court. ]]> A day earlier, Special State Prosecutor Sasa Chedenovic said that he is remaining entirely in accordance with  the indictment.

He repeated some of the arguments  that witnesses  of the accused ones were stating during the proceedings.

The Prosecution of the Special Prosecutor's Office includes two Russians citizens: Eduard Shishmakov and Vladimir Popov, and several Serbian citizens: Milos Jovanovic, Nemanja Ristic, Predrag Bogicevic, Bratislav Dikic, Kristina Hristic, Branka Milic, Milan Dusic, Dragan Maksic and Srboljub Djordjevic.

The indictment also includes leaders of the Democratic Front (DF) Andrija Mandic and Milan Knezevic, as well as Mihailo Cadjenovic, DF driver.

The procedure against the DF interpreter Ananija Nikić is held separate from the others.

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SDP requested Jokic's dismissal http://www.rtcg.me/english/montenegro/234464/sdp-requested-jokics-dismissal.html President of OO SDP Kotor Branko Nedovic launched an initiative for dismissal of the president of this municipality, Vladimir Jokic. ]]> Nedovic claims that Jokic for several months continuously does not provide for the implementation of the municipal development plan and usurps the powers of the Municipal Assembly by making self-imposed adverse decisions in the area of strategic development programs for Kotor Municipality.

He claims that Jokic unlawfully makes decisions on behalf of the Municipal Assembly, which, as he assessed, if not canceled, could cause long-term harmful effects on the lives of citizens and their property in the Kotor Bay aquatorium.
The SDP states that the president of the municipality was elected with the duty to design and implement strategic plans of the Municipality of Kotor with full involvement of citizens, professional associations, and civil sector.

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Parliament is an undisputed forum for exchange of opinions http://www.rtcg.me/english/montenegro/234462/parliament-is-an-undisputed-forum-for-exchange-of-opinions.html Activities within institutions has proven to be the value of developed democratic states, and parliaments are undisputed forum for exchanging opinions and implementing ideas with respect to adopted procedures and rules, said Ivan Brajovic, president of the Montenegrin Assembly. ]]> Today, Brajovic opened the XVI Conference of Presidents/Speakers of Parliaments of the Adriatic and Ionian Initiative (AII), within the annual presidency of our country.
As the Brajovic’s cabinet announced, the President of the Assembly emphasized that Montenegro as a Mediterranean country, to which the Adriatic Sea represents a significant development resource, is particularly interested in the even more intensive participation in this Initiative, having in mind the positive experiences and potentials of regional cooperation as well as the support of the European Union.
"Montenegro continuously strengthens its institutions, aware that it is in the interest of each of its citizens, as well as the development of the society as a whole. That is why I believe that elected representatives of the citizens, working within the institutions, should contribute to their strengthening and achieve our objectives through continuous improvement of the level of democratic culture, "said Brajovic.  

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Protests political, ready to talk http://www.rtcg.me/english/montenegro/234368/protests-political-ready-to-talk.html The authorities are ready to talk with those who formally lead protests and discuss all issues that represent their interest, said the President of Montenegro Milo Djukanovic. ]]> At the German Foerign Policy Society in Berlin, the Montenegrin president said that the protests in Montenegro are tried to be presented as civil ones, although, as he states, it is clear that political structures stand behind them.

According to Djukanovic , protests in Montenegro, Serbia and Albania are an obvious indicator of the progress of the Western Balkans.

"Today, protests are seen as a legitimate way of expression of

political interests. We repeat that it would be normal to replace the protests led by opposition with parliamentary dialogue, "said

Djukanovic in Berlin.

He stressed that protests are tried to be presented as civil ones,

although it is clear that political structures are behind them.

"We are ready to talk with those who formally lead protests and discuss all issues that represent their interest.There is no question about this issue nor potentially conflicting situations in relation to authorites and participants of the protests, "Djukanovic said.

The president says he recognizes a common thread in all protests

that are happening in the region. That is, says Djukanovic, the idea of changing power without the electoral process.

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Export and new jobs through the support of the EU http://www.rtcg.me/english/montenegro/234369/export-and-new-jobs-through-the-support-of-the-eu-.html The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Milutin Simovic and the Ambassador of the European Union to Montenegro, Aivo Orav, visited the entrepreneurs who are implementing projects with grants to support investments under the IPARD program. ]]> Simovic and Orav first visited the ETC company in Tuzi, whose owner invested two million euros in new slaughterhouse and stables from the IPARD program for farmers .

The owners , brothers Jevric, received from the EU half of the funds as non-refundable investment. They say that IPARD procedures are not difficult if you prepare yourself in time.

Simovic and Orav visited the Zeta Fish company, also user of the IPARD program, who purchased a large part of the machines with the help of EU projects.

The Zeta Fish is a beneficiary of the IPARD project, and their smoked and marinated fish are popular beyond Montenegrin borders, so they plan getting to the regional market, says Jana Krolivecka, the company's commercial director.

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An explosion at the plant, a worker injured http://www.rtcg.me/english/montenegro/234061/an-explosion-at-the-plant-a-worker-injured.html In the explosion at the Trebjesica electro traction facility that happened during the works, one worker was injured, it was told to RTCG Portal from Railway Infrastructure of Montenegro (ZICG). ]]> According to Railway Infrastructure, at 9:56 am an electrical accident occurred at Trebjesica traction plant. After the explosion there was a power outage on the Bratonozici-Mojkovac railroad section.

"Teams for the maintenance of the contact network of the ZICG, immediately went to the site of an emergency event and began repairing works ",it was announced from the ZICG.

Due to this extraordinary event, the international fast train no. 430 is late, which runs on the Bar-Topcider route, as well as the local train no. 6103 which runs on the Bijelo Polje-Bar route.

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The trial postponed at the request of lawyer Milic http://www.rtcg.me/english/montenegro/234060/the-trial-postponed-at-the-request-of-lawyer-milic-.html The closing arguments at the trial for the attempt of terrorism on the day of the parliamentary elections have not been heard today because the hearing was postponed at the request of Bozo Milonjic, the new defense attorney of the accused Branka Milic, who is being tried in absentia. ]]>  The new hearing will be held on March 19 at 08:00 a.m.

He asked for the delay, because, as he said, he needed time to get acquainted with the court records and prepare the closing arguments.

"I want the trial to be postponed for a following reason - Branka Milic is a person who is tried in absentia and now is the phase of the closing arguments. I need some time to inspect the court records and prepare the closing statement," said Milonjic.

He announced that he did not intend to extend the trial, which has already been going on for a long time.

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Europe has to be immune to nationalism http://www.rtcg.me/english/montenegro/233955/europe-has-to-be-immune-to-nationalism-.html In order to remain one of the creators of world politics, to be competitive and to remain in a great game, Europe must be united throughout its continent, with built immunity to populism and nationalism of any sign, thus giving way to progressive world trends, said president of Montenegro Milo Djukanovic at the 7th Global Baku Forum. ]]> In his welcome speech Djukanovic reminded that in the thirteen years after the restoration of independence and the re-acquisition of international recognition, Montenegro became a member of NATO, the leading country in the accession negotiations for EU membership, and the leading economy in the region.
"All that was possible to achieve exclusively owing to the fact that we were the only of the six former republics in which there were no wars and war destruction at the time of the bloody breakup of Yugoslavia, which consolidated the multiethnic and multireligious harmony in these difficult times, and which builds civil society by standards of European democracy, and leads good-neighborly politics.", Djukanovic said.
If we stay on these and other positive facts, we can be reasonably satisfied with the processes taking place in our country. 

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Court did not accept SDT’s evidence either http://www.rtcg.me/english/montenegro/233956/court-did-not-accept-sdts-evidence-either.html The Council of the High Court in Podgorica refused to include in the evidence, in the case of terrorism attempts, footage provided by the Special State Prosecutor's Office (SDT), on the grounds that it was not possible at this stage of the proceedings. ]]> The closing arguments should have been made in the High Court today, but were adjourned for tomorrow.

Before the start of today's trial, the SDT submitted two footages of the statements of witness associate Sasa Sindjelic that were published on two Montenegrin portals.
"Regarding the letter of the SDT and the submitted footage, the Chamber points out that it has the same stance as at yesterday's hearing, that new evidence can not be proposed at this stage, but that the proposed footage will be regarded as the reason for the eventual reopening of the main trial, but after the closing arguments, “ judge Suzana Mugosa said.  
She explained that the Criminal Procedure Code does not provide for the opening of the supplementary evidence procedure, and that it is only possible after the presentation of the closing arguments.

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Djukanovic refused 41 petition for pardon http://www.rtcg.me/english/montenegro/233824/djukanovic-refused-41-petition-for-pardon.html Montenegrin President Milo Djukanovic has rejected 41 pardon requests in the previous six months. This is stated in the annex II to the European Commission report on Montenegro for the period from 20 October last year to March this year. ]]> From 20 October 2018 to 20 March 2019, 35 petitions for pardon were received, while 46 petitions were transffered from the previous period, reports Pobjeda.
"The President of Montenegro has made 41 decisions, all of which were negative, while the two applications were rejected. Currently, 38 cases are being considered," the documents published by the Government state.
Part of the report referring to the Agency for the prevention of corruption, states that 14 persons passed the exam and got certificates for performing lobbying. Six natural persons and one legal entity were added to the register of lobbyists. 

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New recordings of Sindelic break the indictment http://www.rtcg.me/english/montenegro/233825/new-recordings-of-sindelic-break-the-indictment.html The leaders of DF Andrija Mandic and Milan Knezevic announced that their lawyers have into their possession the video of the witness associate Sasa Sindelic who, as they said, in a relaxed atmosphere explained how he "participated in a framed coup". ]]> They claim that the images are "a crown proof that discredit  the indictment" and say that the announced hearing  will not be held tomorrow at nine o’clock, as scheduled.

Closing  words could not be heard today in the  Podgorica High Court as the defense lawyers left the courtroom.  They submitted the court  two footages  that, as they claim, discredit the status of witnesses associate  Sasa Sindjelic. The Trial Chamber suggested to consider them after the closing words.

"This judicial process needs to be stopped  until the court include the evidence in the proceedings, " Mandic said.

At the extraordinary  press conference, he said that  the lawyers of the defense came into possession of two videos in which Sindjelic explained how he participated in ‘’framing the coup".

They said that they  believed in the authenticity of the video.

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Stories in media or pub do not influence court http://www.rtcg.me/english/montenegro/233699/stories-in-media-or-pub-do-not-influence-court-.html Lawyer Lazar Akovic said that the court can evaluate only the statements that are given in the proceedings, while the statements given to the media do not mean anything. ]]> Namely, speaking with the Belgrade based Happy TV, Sasa Sindjelic made a series of statements, opposing the testimony he made during the trial in Podgorica last year.

Among other things, he announced that no violence was planned in Podgorica on the day of the parliamentary elections in 2016.
"The statements given in the prosecution and the court have legal force and must be made in accordance with the provisions of the criminal procedure. The quality of the testimony can only be judged by the court when making judgments," Akovic told the daily Pobjeda.
 He explained that the court can not pronounce a person guilty only on the basis of testimony of a witness associate. The credibility of witnesses associate has to be verified with other evidence presented in the courtroom.
"What is said in media, in a pub, has no influence on court's decision-making. The courtroom is the only place where the evidence is presented, other addresses are irrelevant," said Akovic. 

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To stop trial, free defendants http://www.rtcg.me/english/montenegro/233700/to-stop-trial-free-defendants-.html The Democratic Front has asked the judge Suzana Mugosa to stop immediately the trial for attempted terrorism and release the defendants. ]]> The NOVA leader, Andrija Mandic, at the press conference, requested that the Supreme State Prosecutor Ivica Stankovic dismisses chief prosecutor Milivoj Katnic.
 Mandic, as well as the DF official Milan Knezevic, said witness associate Sasa Sindjelic, after a new testimony with the Happy TV, confirmed that the whole process on attempted terrorism was "from the very beginning a farce”.
"We demand this process to be stopped immediately, people released from prison, Branka Milic allowed to leave the embassy and persons responsible for setting up this case brought to justice and everyone gets what they deserve, "Mandic said.

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11 kg of marijuana seized at border crossing Debeli Brijeg http://www.rtcg.me/english/montenegro/233577/11-kg-of-marijuana-seized-at-border-crossing-debeli-brijeg-.html Customs and police officers at the border crossing point Debeli Brijeg found and seized 11 kilograms of marijuana.The drug was found in a car occupied by M.S., who was arrested. ]]> On March 9, police officers at the exiting poing of the border crossing Debeli Brijeg checked the "Ford Focus" vehicle registered in Niksic and occupied by Montenegrin citizen M.S. (27).

"During the detailed control, customs officers and police officers found 10 PVC packages in a specially designed so-called bunker, containing dark green plant suspected of being marijuana. By further inspection of the vehicle customs and police officers found another 28 packages containing the same substance in the fuel tank",it was said in the joint statement of the Customs Administration and the Police Administration. A total of 38 packets containing the dark green plant suspected to be marijuana, weighing about 11 kilograms, were found and seized.

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Trial of Vaso Ulic adjourned http://www.rtcg.me/english/montenegro/233578/trial-of-vaso-ulic-adjourned.html The trial of Vaso Ulic, whom the Special State Prosecutor's Office (SDT) charged with organizing a criminal group that dealt with international drug smuggling, was postponed in the Podgorica High Court. ]]> The delay was sought by Ulic's attorneys, bearing in mind that the defense proposed an appeal to conclude a plea agreement, the Television of Montenegro reported.

Ulic was arrested at the end of August last year because of suspicion of being involved in an international drug smuggling chain.

Ulic, whom the Australian media indicated as a leader of one of the world's largest drug cartels, was detained by inspectors of the Police Department for Drugs and Smuggling.

He was also connected to weapons smuggling and money laundering.

Ulic strongly denied that he had anything to do with the illegal actions.

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Citizens to have an independent Public Service http://www.rtcg.me/english/montenegro/233265/citizens-to-have-an-independent-public-service.html The Public Service is significant considering the impact it has on the creation of public opinion and should always be independent, impartial and professional, head of the OSCE Mission to Montenegro Mariz Davies assessed. ]]> During the round table on the draft amendments to the Law on National Public  broadcaster Radio Television of Montenegro (RTCG), she said that the Public Service has the primary role in shaping the media space and the culture of journalism.

"Therefore, in the way of creating a media space, the Public Service must follow the highest ethical standards," Davy said.

Regardless of the circumstances, as she highlighted, all actors of the media scene must make additional efforts to provide the citizens with a clear picture of the society in which they live in realistic and impartial way.

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Millions of euros for the mission in Afghanistan http://www.rtcg.me/english/montenegro/233266/millions-of-euros-for-the-mission-in-afghanistan.html For the Army participation in international missions and operations, last year the state spent 1.412.312 euros, according to the Report on state of the Montenegrin Army for the year 2018. ]]> The report, which was adopted yesterday by the Government, states that the most was spent on the "Resolute Support" mission in Afghanistan, 1.04 million euros.

For the "EU Navfor - Atalanta" mission, about 233,256 euros were spent, for "EU Training Mission - EUTM" in Mali 57,548 euros, while the mission is in the Western Sahara cost 45,337 euros.

For NATO activities in Latvia, 26,214 euros were allocated, and for participation in KFOR in Kosovo, 5,850 euros.

The total costs of the Army of Montenegro, according to the report, last  year amounted to 36,642,447 euros.

"In the coming period, the goal is to ensure stable financing of the costs for the defense and the establishment of a sustainable cost structure in percentage ratio: 50 percent for equipping and modernizing, 30 percent for personal expenses and 20 percent for operating expenses," the report says.

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