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24.06.2011.

Press Release: Negotiations with the World Bank on DPL/Development Policy Loan/ Ended

Negotiations between the representatives of the Ministry of Finance and the World Bank ended today and Montenegro has been officially approved the loan in the amount of EUR 59,1 million. WB’s Board of Directors will bring the final decision on the agreed loan arrangement at the end of August or in early September of the current year...

24.06.2011.

Press Release: Fiscal consolidation one of the leading challenges

Press Release: Fiscal consolidation one of the leading challenges

Fiscal consolidation is one of the leading challenges of both Montenegrin and the region’s economies, and it should, in the first place result in the public consumption decline, said the Finance Minister Milorad Katnić PhD., at the Regional Forum “Post – Crisis Growth Strategies” held today in Ljubljana...

18.06.2011.

Interview of the Minister of Finance, Milorad Katnić, for Bloomberg

Katnic said he had no concerns that the Greek debt crisis would lead to demands that Montenegro, which is seeking to join the European Union, stop using the euro as its currency...

30.05.2011.

Interview of the Minister of Finance, Milorad Katnić, for Balkans.com

Interview of the Minister of Finance, Milorad Katnić, for Balkans.com

When all our achievements are found at one place, as you enumerated them now, a very nice feeling of proudness and satisfaction over the things that have been done is experienced. This overview of the past period and praises obtained by Montenegro from the international institutions represent a confirmation of its political and economic maturity...

24.05.2011.

Ministry of Finance published Bulletin 22

Ministry of Finance published Bulletin 22

Here you can download Bulletin 22...

20.05.2011.

Statement by Minister of Finance, Milorad Katnić, at a press conference to mark the beginning of one stop shop registration system

Statement by Minister of Finance, Milorad Katnić,  at a press conference to mark the beginning of one stop shop registration system

First of all, I would like to emphasize a great pleasure of being here today, on the occasion of one reform getting its practical implementation. Starting from today, the initial step of businesses towards the realization of business projects and ideas will be facilitated. The unified registration will bring our system closer to the modern market economies that provide their participants with a simple entry to the market. This is also one of the preconditions envisaged by the Copenhagen Economic Criteria that Montenegro is obliged to meet on its path to the European Union membership... Audio

20.05.2011.

Statement by Director of USAID's efficient management in Montenegro, Marc Lassman, at a press conference to mark the beginning of one stop shop registration system

Statement by Director of USAID

On behalf of the GG Activity, which is funded by USAID, I would like to congratulate the GoM &MOF in this very important step on the road to positively reforming the legal and regulatory frameworks supporting the business environment in MNE... Audio

20.05.2011.

Statement by the Head of the World Bank office in Montenegro, Jan Peter Olters, at a press conference to mark the beginning of one stop shop registration system

Statement by the Head of the World Bank office in Montenegro, Jan Peter Olters, at a press conference to mark the beginning of one stop shop registration system

There is not one single policy that fosters innovation, improves competitiveness, accelerates growth, and, ultimately, creates a professional perspective and income for Montenegrins. Especially when a country does not have at its disposal macroeconomic policy instruments (such as exchange-rate or monetary policies), when it finds itself in a situation where a more expansionary fiscal-policy stance risks to undermine macroeconomic stability, pro-growth policies are—in the end—a series of measures aimed at strengthening public institutions and making more efficient the services that the public administration provides... Audio

19.05.2011.

Press Release: One Stop Shop for registration of companies will become operational tomorrow

Starting from Friday, 20 May 2011, new business organizations will be able to register a company, register for taxes, and obtain VAT and excise tax and customs number, all at one place. Therefore, new companies will not have to go to several counters and to several different institutions, meaning they will not waste their time and money...

17.05.2011.

EU Commission’s “European Economic Forecast” optimistic about Montenegro’s growth in 2011

European Commission issued its bi-annual analysis on EU and candidate-states’ economies, “European Economic Forecast”, and made a very favourable assessment of Montenegro’s economic outlook for 2011, expecting “economic activity to gain momentum” through high FDI, “combined growth of both employment and wages,” and overall exports growth in metal production and services, most notably tourism...