14 Jun 2019, 10:17 AM

With the new bill of laws adopted by the government, smoking will be completely banned in closed public and working areas, and in the future, it will not be possible to pay taxes in order to allow smoking in some parts of the facility.

The final judgment about the proposition of the law on restricting tobacco products will be by the members of the Assembly of Montenegro.

Health Minister Kenan Hrapovic pointed out that the Prohibition Act strictly forbids consumption in any part of the closed area where work is done among other things by state and local authorities and services, premises where health, educational or cultural activities, social protection, sport and recycling, trade, food processing, food storage, recording and public broadcasting, as well as in the premises where meetings and public gatherings are held.

"More importantly, smoking is not allowed in any room or part of it where food and drink are consumed. So, in the parts of cafes, bars, restaurants serving drinks or food, it is strictly forbidden to smoke," Hrapovic said.

He said that by adopting a new law it would no longer be possible to pay a fee for smoking in some part of the object. Hrapovic said that there is a possibility of determining a special part of the space that the owner specifies for smoking only, for which the conditions of isolation, surface, position, and equipment will be clearly defined.

The Minister of Health said that the payment of monthly fees for the use of tobacco products in catering facilities, in the amount of one euro per square meter, did not give the expected results. He said that in less than seven years only 2.7 million euros were collected from these taxes. World Health Organization (WHO) head Mina Brajovic said that all types of tobacco are toxic to health, including new ones that function according to the tobacco warming principle launched by the tobacco industry.

Brajovic pointed out that the WHO signatories of the Framework Convention on the control of tobacco use from 2018 agreed to recommend the need to prevent the initiation of new tobacco products.

She said that the Scientific Committee on tobacco use, as the advisory figure of the US Food and Drug Administration, with an absolute majority of votes, concluded that there is no scientific evidence that by completely switching from cigarettes to the use of new tobacco products can reduce the risk of illness from diseases associated with smoking.

Text by Ana Komatina, on June 13th, 2019, read more at Vijesti

13 Jun 2019, 11:00 AM
Today is 13 June, the day of Saint Anthony of Padua, the patron saint of Tivat. The cult of Saint Anthony is especially respected in Boka Bay, and in this city, there are three churches built in honor of this saint, in the Lepetane, Kalimanj and Tripovići settlements.
St. Anthony of Padua, who is among the most important saints of the Roman Catholic Church, was born in 1195 in Lisbon and died on 13 June 1231 in Padua. Although a nobleman, he went to the convent early and quickly ordained to be a priest.
St. Anthony was in North Africa for a short time, but because of his illness, he returned to Europe. After the death of St. Francis in 1226, at the Franciscan assembly he was elected provincial of the expanded province of Bologna in northern Italy. Still, for life, he gained his reputation and respect, and many believers thought that he possessed divine power and made miracles for the benefit of the weak and the sick.
St Anthony, as the patron saint of the city, is celebrated in Tivat from the 18th century. Earlier, the most significant number of Tivat families celebrated as the holy name of St. Savior, and Saint Simon, as witnessed by some of the oldest churches, St. George in the area of ​​Black Plato, and Saint Simon in the same cemetery in the city. When did the Tivars begin to celebrate Saint Anthony of Padua?
Dragan Rajčević, a passionate explorer of the past of our city, reminds us of the fact that Venice was brought to Venice by Tivat.
"On 29 September 1731, a decision was made to build a church of St. Anthony at the locality of Perovo, owned by Mihovil Buće, which was completed on 29 March 1734. At that time The parish was Don Ivan Galatus, and the bishop of Kotor was Monsignor Zanobet. On 11 July 1734, a dedication was made, the blessing to St. Anthony's Church, that the first massacre held on 8 November of the same year on the occasion of the death of some of the most significant Kotorans, the saint of all citizens of Tivat," Rajčević recalls.
"You will not go swimming before St. Anthony," former citizens of Tivat told their children. This year, for this wisdom of ancestors, we have chosen the weather conditions.
In numerous churches throughout the Kotor Diocese, the Holy See of the World - Antun Padovanski, is traditionally celebrated with holy masses, devotions, blessings of children and bread.
The Holy Mass at Tivat was celebrated this morning in St. Anton's parish church in Tripovići, the chapel of Saint Anthony at Belania and the church of Saint Anthony at Lepetane. Evening prayers are scheduled at 5 pm in Lepetane, and 6 pm in the parish church in Tripovići.
13 Jun 2019, 00:56 AM

11 June 2019 - The greatest achievements in the area of robotics and 3D technology have been presented at this year’s International trade fair of technique and technical achievements in Belgrade, said the engineer in Montenegrin Electricity Distribution System, Mrs Margita Miljanić.

This is the 63rd fair and it featured tools used in everyday activities. Visitors were mostly interested in the presentation of the application of drones in different technological spheres.

“The fair is the place where achievements and innovation in different technical and technological areas are being showcased. The organization was a major success and Russians and Chinese were dominant among foreign exhibitors. There were achievements in the area of robotics, automatics, machines, tools, different software, 3D and laser technology,” said Mrs Miljanić.

Mr Boris Femić, an engineer, points out that trade is the place for the promotion of revolutionary changes in the ways of operation in companies and industries.

“Conception emphasis of the trade fair was put on the innovation and new technologies which are permeated into a great number of professional areas. Such events are educational, interesting and useful, as a great number of foreign and domestic exhibitors take part,” said Mr Femić.

This experience in Belgrade was important for the engineers of the Montenegrin Electricity Distribution system, as they were able to find expert literature in free sale.

“We could find literature we are interested in, all in one place. This trade fair was marked with robotics this year and that’s the area which is being developed at great speed and is applied in different life spheres,” said Mr Vladimir Ivanović, a visitor.

Montenegrin Electricity Distribution System delegation had the opportunity to see more than 100 novelties at the trade fair.

“New products of Loznica Electro and Rade Končar factory have been presented. There were many exhibitors of machinery and robotics, said the member of the delegation,” Mr Marko Mugoša.

Loznica Electro company presented the most contemporary achievements in the domain of one-way voltage and AKU battery, as well as the product of voltage cells for the internal assembly.

Mr Ivan Mumin, an engineer from Belgrade attended the trade fair for the first time and was very happy.

“I am very satisfied with the exhibitors, they were so kind and willing to answer our questions. We could see how the production processed have become so simple with the development of new technologies and how sophisticated modern technologies are,” said Mr Mumin.

Mr Marko Mugoša says that after the exhibitions, they visited Belgrade sites.

“In three days, we managed to see the cultural and historical heritage of Belgrade. Such reunions should become a tradition,” says Mr Mugoša.

Source: Cafe del Montenegro

12 Jun 2019, 13:50 PM

On Sunday, September 1st, popular London hitmakers Disciples and their biggest hit "How Deep Is Your Love" will perform to Sea Dance festival.

The song originally was written and recorded with the Norwegian singer Ina Wroldsen was liked so much by the famous producer Calvin Harris, he immediately offered to release it together, and the video featuring the astonishing supermodel Gigi Hadid now counts a dazzling 1.3 billion YouTube views with two BRIT nominations and an MTV award!

Their outstanding talent was first recognized by the legendary Pete Tong on whose publishing house they released a brilliant record "Catwalk", but shortly after their first big radio hit, "They Do Not Know", which the prestigious BBC Radio 1 released day and night. The enormous success has continued today, and the status of the hit stars has been cemented by the summer house hymns "On My Mind" and "Jealousy"! Glastonbury, Leeds, Creamfields, and EXIT are just some of the world's biggest festivals where they performed, and today they host the program in Ibiza, where they perform side by side with names such as their former mentors and today's partners, Calvin Harris and David Guetta, as well as another Sea Dance star - Sven Vath!

In addition to the British stars to the Sea Dance festival, there will also be the young German producer and DJ star Lovra, who drew the attention of the great names of the world's electronic music scene starting with David Guetta, Armand van Helden, Basement Jaxx and Felix da Housecat, with whom she performed worldwide. The young artist from Berlin has played 17 shows with David Guetta in Ibiza, as well as in the club Hi that has been inherited by the former Space. At the main stage of the festival will perform one of the most popular DJs and producers from the Balkans, Macedonian genius Galoski, who also enjoys the support of David Guetta, and other greats like Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Afrojack, Nicky Romero, Fedde Le Grande, and others. Under the alias Sand & Sense, he also released the single "Cold Night" which jumped out of the regional popularity and became one of the most listened-to songs on the famous BBC Radio 1.

DJ Wags will also perform, recognized by the energetic and unique performances that elevate the atmosphere to the flames and is considered to be one of the best house music performers. In his rich career and performances at numerous world stages, he enrolled five consecutive performances at the Ultra Festival. The talented Montenegrin duo Vill & Vash, who for a short time gained the public's sympathy throughout the region but also in Europe, is coming to Budva Riviera as well, and this year the TDI stage is preparing for a great party on the Adriatic. This stage will be home to some of the most exciting domestic and regional DJ stars, including Mark Funk, Danny Cruz, Oysha, Mirko & Meex, Divolly & Markward, Wreckage, Leo Fragogiannis, Rosske, Mario Eddie, Mr Mips and Davor Billyc.

The sixth Sea Dance will take place from Friday, August 30th, to Sunday, September 1st, on the hidden pearl of the Adriatic coast, the beach Buljarica in Budva.

So far, the shows have been confirmed by the most successful producers of the 21st century and one of the most popular performers in the world, David Guetta, the father of the Global Tech Movement and the three-time winner of the award for Best World DJ Sven Väth, one of the most prestigious electronic performers Richie Hawtin, the leading German producer and DJ Robin Schulz, French Club Sensation, Duo Ofenbach, and Famous German Producer Recondite.

There are also regional musicians such as the great Darko Rundek, powerful Senidah and popular Balkan rappers Surreal, Fox, Kuku $, Hazze and Bekfles.

Text by RTV Budva, on June 11th, 2019, read more at RTV Budva

12 Jun 2019, 13:43 PM

Podgorica will soon get the first public charging station for electric cars. The chargers will be mounted on two locations in the city: at the crossroads of Njegoseva and Vucedolska street in the center of the city, and in the Parking Service garage in the Street of Architect Milan Popovic (behind the restaurant Masa), as recently announced by the PG Bureau for the Public Relations.

"The installation of the first electric charging stations is part of the UNDP's "Low Carbon Development Tourism Project" project, in co-operation with the Ministry of Sustainable Development and Tourism, and with the financial support of the Global Environment Facility (GEF). The chargers will also be installed at the locations in Budva, Bijelo polje, Kolasin, Cetinje and Zabljak, and in the National Park "Skadarsko jezero" (Vranjina).

The use of public chargers will be free of charge for the first year, after which the service providers will individually decide on further conditions for charging electric cars.

The chargers will be free-standing, with two sockets on each of type 2: one with the minimum power of 22 kW and the other minimum power of 11.01 kW, following international standards IEC 62196, IEC 61851 and EN 62196-2. Supply of the charging apparatus is financed by UNDP, while the preparation of locations, the maintenance of charging stations and the provision of services are the obligations of local government ", says the press release. At the UNDP meeting, grantees agreed on the modalities of exchange of experiences and examples of best practice in realizing this project, aimed at supporting the development of e-mobility in Montenegro, it was said from PG Bureau.

Text by Vijesti online, on June 12th, 2019, read more at Vijesti

12 Jun 2019, 13:41 PM

The fifth edition of the Dzada Film Fest was officially opened last night at Svetozar Markovic street, with the performance of the band Vis Tetra and the screening of the first competition movie "The Rain Limits" at the International Film Festival, by the authors Nikola Mijovic and Vlastimir Sudar. The festival was officially opened by the Croatian president of the jury Hrvoje Hribar, and the other members of the jury, Montenegrin producer Ivan Djurovic and Serbian director Miroslav Momcilovic welcomed the visitors. Mr. Hrvoje Hribar greeted the first visitors of the Dzada Film Festival on the same day at 5 p.m. in Marienplatz through a new segment “Coffee with…”, and talked about the obstacles and incentives for the development of cinematography, financial challenges and benefits which a community encounters with, during the development of the film industry, but also the challenges facing film critics today.


At the inauguration of Dzada, beside Nina Loncar on behalf of the Link Creative Studio organizer, the audience was welcomed by the representative of M:tel, Ana Martinovic, general sponsor of the Festival, who wished that "M:tel and the Dzada Film Fest company still have many birthday parties together, under the clear sky. Former head of the Capital City, Dragutin Djekovic, was also there and reminded the public that behind every well-organized festival there is the city administration.

The Minister of culture Aleksandar Bogdanovic, who attended the opening of the fifth edition of the Festival, told the media that "by popularizing the movie in the micro-urban parts of the city we are not only raising the level of cultural awareness among citizens, but we are creating a new public of the seventh art , through the education of the younger generations who are always in the focus. On the way to this goal, Dzada Fest is one of the key partners of the Ministry of Culture, with whom, in the next several days, we will truly live the culture together."


Dzada Film Fest lasts from June 10 to 16. Competition films will be screened in the National Library "Radosav Ljumovic" from Tuesday to Sunday, every day at 7pm and the movie "Meat" by Sasa Hajdukovic will be shown on Tuesday.

Text by CdM, on June 11th, 2019, read more at CdM

11 Jun 2019, 23:18 PM

10 June 2019 - The first noise pollution sound limiter in Montenegro was installed in Herceg Novi, more precisely in the Pub Got. Sound limiting devices are new in the Montenegrin market, but judging from the experience of other tourist countries, they are important element in regulating and respecting regulations regarding sound pollution is necessary, as reported by Radio Jadran.

Head of the Public Utility Police and Inspection Supervision Marija Andrić pointed out that these activities aim at improving the quality of life in the city. Same as in the previous years, the Public Utility Police will constantly monitor the process, and at the same time measure the noise level arising from the catering facilities in the evening hours. In order to enforce the laws of noise protection, the municipal inspector and the Public Utility police officer are obliged to continuously monitor and control the execution of the measures and actions they have ordered, and they will continuously monitor the fulfillment of the conditions of technical correctness and functionality of the installed noise pollution sound limiter.

She also noted that the Law on Tourism and Catering brought novelties aimed at preventing the exceeding of the allowed noise level. Thus, every catering facility in which the music programme is being performed, with the use of electro-acoustic and acoustic devices, will be obliged to install a volume limiter on the device from which the music is being broadcasted.

Andrić noted that in order to obtain a Music Programme Approval, with the request as an attachment, it is necessary to submit a Certificate of Installed Limiters.

First Noise Pollution Sound Limiter Installed in Herceg Novi1

As the expert for noise measurement in the environment of the Institute "Sigurnost" Boško Perović explained, as of May 1 this year, the Rulebook on noise limit values ​​in the environment and on the sound limiters is in force.

"By regulating this, conditions for solving noise problems have been created, which are particularly pronounced in coastal municipalities. Now, we can solve these problems and challenge and deal with them as much as possible. There are also positive by-laws that regulate the permissible noise level, this time both inside and outside," Perović said, adding that the external sound, or sound outside the building, should not exceed 65 decibels, in accordance with the Law on Noise Protection. According to the rules on protection at work, the limit for the inside of coffee bars is 75 decibels.

It clarifies that by installing the sound level limiter, functionality is ensured - if the level of sound is exceeded, the device will return the sound level to the level at which the device is calibrated.

"This means there will be no abolition of music and electricity. I consider this the best solution, the catering facility will be able to continue working normally, that is, under the conditions that the limiter allows," concluded Perović.

The sound limitation is performed on the basis of the measurement of an accredited noise measurement institution, which makes a report on the fulfillment of conditions for setting the limiter. The authorized service provider-importer of the limiter mounts the device on the basis of field measurements, and the Public Utility and Inspection Service put its official stamp on the limiter, which must not be physically damaged at any time during its work.

Herceg Novi is the first city in Montenegro to start this practice, and in the coming days will also do some catering facilities in Nikšić and Bar.

Read more about lifestyle news in Montenegro at TMN's dedicated page.

11 Jun 2019, 13:15 PM

M: tel is organizing a prize contest called "Navijaj srcem" (“Cheer with your heart”) for its users of mobile and landline phones, television and Internet.

Participants can win five trips to the ceremony for the Basketball World Cup which will take place in China at the beginning of September 2019. The 12-day trip, except cheering on Montenegro basketball players at the matches on September 1st, 3rd and 5th in Nanjing, includes tours to Shanghai and Beijing. The journey will last from August 29th, 2019 to September 9th, 2019. The offer includes air transport, accommodation, visa and tickets for the matches of Montenegro at the World Cup.

The contest lasts from June 11th, 2019 to August 10th, 2019 and has two rounds:

  • First round: 11.06 - 09.07. (until midnight) 2019;
  • Second round: 10.07 - 10.08. (until midnight) 2019;

For the right to participate in the contest, you must have:

  • prepaid customers who supplement their account with a minimum of 5 euros during the contest period, where the individual pays to the account during this period are summed up;

      • Postpaid users who, by the end of the current round, pay the last bill, do not have any outstanding debts and receive the bill via email (or register for the same during the contest period);• Postpaid users that are part of a business package that is fully responsible for paying the bill, who by the end of the current round pay their last bill, do not have any outstanding debts and receive bills via email (or register for the same during the contest period) and       
     • BOX users who by the end of the current round, pay the last bill, do not have any outstanding debts and receive the bill via email (or register for the same during the contest period).

Awarding the prizes for users who have fulfilled all the requirements will be supervised by a special three-member commission, by a random selection method for each round individually:

  •  for the first round: July 12th, 2019, when 3 prizes will be awarded and
  •  for the second round: August 12th, 2019, with 2 awards.

The prize winners will be contacted by m: tel (by telephone and / or by SMS) and will receive a notice of award as well as the venue and method of collecting the award. The winners will be published on the web site m: tel on the first working day after the prize draws.

One user can only receive one prize, and if the winner is not able to use the won journey, he/she may give it to another person, with the written consent of the winner and the person to whom the journey is given.

More information about the full offer of m: tel can be found on Mtel's Facebook page Mtel Imate prijatelje , the web site as well as by calling the Customer Service at 1600.

Text by Vijesti online, on June 10th, 2019, read more at Vijesti

11 Jun 2019, 13:11 PM

From the 22nd to 29th of June, Montenegro will host the 40th World Medical and Health Games, which will host up to 2,000 participants, according to the organizer's expectations. 

Along with the Games, the International Symposium on Medicine will be organized in Budva. The organization of the Games, as quoted by the Ministry of Sustainable Development and Tourism, costs 487,690 euros. In the information from the government session that was held on Thursday, it was reported that the expected profit from the event is between 1.6 and 2.3 million euros. For the organization of the event, MORT will pay to the company Liverty International 130 thousand euros, excluding taxes. 

It's a sports event intended for health workers. The games were first organized in Cannes in 1978, and since then they have been organized every year in a different state. They gather more than 40 countries, and participants compete in 24 individual and team disciplines.

Last year the Games were held in Malta, and Montenegro, in competition with France and Italy, was elected as the destination for this year's competition.

Text by Damira Kalac, on June 10th, 2019, read more at Vijesti

11 Jun 2019, 13:07 PM

In Montenegro, 266 unregistered drone operators have been registered, but the number of drones in use is significantly higher, as reported by the Civil Aviation Agency.

In order to regulate as many drones as possible, the Agency has launched an educational campaign on safe drone management this year.

"The agency, through the conduct of this campaign, insists on following up the regulatory frameworks of civil aviation by drone operators, so as not to endanger the safety of air traffic, but also endangering people and property on the ground," the statement states.

The Agency says that drones experience a real expansion, not just for recording from the air, but are also very useful in monitoring the infrastructure, forestry, agricultural, road traffic, and the like.

"It is important that all those who operate drones adhere to certain rules in order to avoid unwanted events such as crashing with other aircraft or their falling to the ground, which can endanger people's lives and property," they said.

They add that they have signed an agreement with the Police Administration to combat the illegal use of drones, thus making it easier, in joint activities, to perform more effective surveillance measures of drones.

The Agency stressed that all operators whose drones weigh more than half a kilogram, with a flying range of more than 15 meters and a height over ten meters, should be registered with the Agency, which is free of charge.

They explained that the approval of the agency to perform drone operations is only needed when it comes to drones of higher weight and if it is flying closer to urban environments or people's gatherings.

"It is absolutely forbidden to fly at night near the airport, as well as ejecting objects from the drone during flight, it must be within the field of vision of the operator at all times and up to 500 meters distance horizontally and up to 150 meters above ground or water," reminded the Agency.

Drones, as they add, must not approach a gathering at less than 150 meters and a distance of fewer than 30 meters from people, animals, objects, vehicles, vessels, other aircraft, roads, railways, power lines and similar facilities.

In the case of the illegal use of drones, there is the possibility of financial penalties and the initiation of court proceedings due to endangering the public order.

The Agency said that to combat the illegal use of drones, they cooperate with other state authorities and institutions.

"We want through this cooperation, but also the current educational campaign, to further emphasize the importance of safe drones management, without limiting the potential for progress and innovation in this growing industry," they concluded.

Text by MINA News, on June 10th, 2019, read more at Vijesti

11 Jun 2019, 13:03 PM
June 11, 2019 - The competent inspectors must continually monitor the situation on the ground during the tourist season, and the bathing areas on the territory of the Tivat Municipality must be formed in following the Atlas of Montenegrin beaches and the stringent regulations, was assessed at the session of the Coordination Team for monitoring the tourist season in Tivat.
"The Municipality insists on respecting the guidelines set by the Atlas of the Beaches and Bathing Resorts and applicable regulations, and any action that does not comply with these documents will require the intervention of the competent inspections. Also, retaining the boat at the pier at Pine must be following the rules, and we will insist on that," said the president of the Municipality, Dr. Siniša Kusovac, who chairs the Team.
The Atlas of Montenegrin beaches and bathing resorts as the 6C site recognizes the beach in front of Hotel La Roche and the Bevanda restaurant. The area of the mentioned beach area is 700 m2, and the length of the beach is 40 m (in front of La Roche Hotel). The second part of the 6C site (in front of the Bevanda Restaurant) is defined as a hotel bath, and here, there are plans to set up beach equipment following hotel capacities and other amenities that the bathing area needs to comply with the Ordinance. The surface of this beach is 450 m2, and the length of the beach is 30 m. There is no plan to set up a bar with a terrace. Part of this location in front of the La Roche Hotel is designed for public bathing, without beach equipment, entirely free for citizens. At this time there is a bar with a terrace, and the restaurant garden with tables is set in front of Bevanda.
The Sea Property Inspector noted that the contents on both sides of the beach were reported to the competent urban planning and construction inspectorate.
The meeting of the Coordination Team was also attended by the chief urbanism-construction inspector who announced the responses by the end of this week.
The representatives of the Tivat Municipality have initiated the issue of fencing the beachfront of the beach in front of Hotel Palma, which is not by the Rulebook, as well as tables with beach chairs, which is also not in the Atlas.
There was also a question about the affairs of the Belane beach and the works on this area, and whether works on the beach were carried out following the construction permit and revision of the project and the Atlas of Montenegrin beaches.
According to Atlas, Belane beach is in the category of the public-private beach (investment). The beach is 95 meters long with the surface of 1032 m2, and there are plans for a beach with a bar of 18m2 and a terrace of 50m2. Half of this beach resort by Atlas should be free for citizens, and the other half for setting up beach equipment - parasols, tables, and chairs.
The open bar or beach bar (according to urban conditions) is made of prefabricated elements. The area, on which the open bar is installed, including the dining area for a restaurant terrace, cannot be physically changed or concreted. It means that it is placed solely on the sloping surface of a maximum height of 10cm compared to the ground level.
At Belane, the lessee is currently building a solid material bar, concreting part of the beach, and carrying out works on its spreading to the sea.
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