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30 Jul 2019, 17:15 PM

30 July 2019 - The public consultation was organized in Podgorica by the Ministry of Culture of Montenegro, with the support of the OSCE Mission to Montenegro, the Council of Europe and the European Union Delegation to Montenegro on the proposal for the law on Audio-Visual Media Services. Participants included representatives of media companies and NGOs dealing with issues related to media.

In a lively debate, it was concluded that Montenegro, as a European Union candidate country, has to align its legislation with the EU’s Audio-visual Media Services Directive.

Minister of Culture Aleksandar Bogdanović recalled that in 2018, a legislative review was initiated to align the media law with international standards, supported by experts from the European Commission, the Council of Europe and the OSCE, and followed by a broad dialogue among all stakeholders.

“Due to the rapid development of the media industry, additional issues relating to the free and unobstructed work of electronic media need to be regulated by law. The draft Law on Audio-Visual Media Services, implementing the Directive of the European Parliament and the Council and amending the Audio-Visual Media Services Directive, was adopted at the end of 2018 by the European Parliament. In addition, the draft recommendations from the JUFREX Analysis of the Media Sector of Montenegro have been implemented,” said Minister Bogdanović, as Ministry of Culture of Montenegro reported.

Audio Visual Media Services Law within the International Standard

He also emphasized that the Government is an constructive partner in the field of democratic and reform processes, based on EU standards of a regulated media environment and as an essential precondition for building an open, multicultural society, with full readiness for European integration.

Head of the Co-operation Section at the EU Delegation to Montenegro Hermann Spitz said that Montenegro, as an EU candidate country, has to align its legislation with the EU’s Audio-visual Media Services Directive and that the process needs to be inclusive, coordinated and transparent.

“The EU, together with our partners in the Council of Europe and the OSCE, is happy to provide expertise and help Montenegro with the Draft Law on Audio-visual Media Services. The set of three new laws, which are being prepared by Montenegro, as well as the ongoing call for a new Council of the Agency for Electronic Media, represent very good opportunities for improving Montenegro’s track record in the media field. This is something that citizens expect and that the EU will continue to monitor very closely,” said Spitz.

Head of the OSCE Mission to Montenegro Maryse Daviet recalled that two other media round table discussions took place this year: the first in February on the Draft Law on Media, and the second in March on the Draft Law on the public broadcaster, RTCG.

“Both roundtable discussions gave the public the opportunity to discuss the proposed amendments, as well as to hear the analysis of a number of international media legislation experts. With this third roundtable discussion, we hope to provide you with the same opportunity,” said Daviet.

Key recommendations of the Media Sector Analysis from 2017 were the basis for the legal reforms in Media law, said Lejla Dervišagić, Co-ordinator for the Council of Europe delegation.

“These reforms will be implemented in the second phase of the Council of Europe and EU’s joint JUFREX project: Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the Media in South-East Europe, over the next three years,” she concluded.

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

30 Jul 2019, 16:00 PM

The E-mobility Days, with the motto “The Future is Electric”, will be organized on August 2 and 3 in Pristan, Ulcinj.

On the first day, models of electric cars, motorcycles, bicycles and scooters will be presented to citizens and tourists, while the second day, as announced from the Municipality Ulcinj, is reserved for owners of restaurants and fast food shops, to whom will be presented models of electric motorcycles for food delivery.


"The aim of the activity is to educate and raise citizens' awareness of the importance of using electric vehicles in traffic, the positive impact they have on the environment, on the quality of air in the city, as well as on the relief of jams and crowds in the inner-city centers," the municipality said.

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The E-mobility days in Ulcinj are organized as part of the project "e-GUTS - Electric, Electronic and Green Urban Transport System", funded by the European Union within the Danube Transnational Program.

Text by CdM, on July 29th 2019, read more at CdM

30 Jul 2019, 15:57 PM

With 200 kilometers of marked tracks and 48 ​​peaks that are 2,000 meters above sea level, Durmitor has always been the target of many tourists. It will never be ascertained how many people walked along the paths towards the tops of the mountain that geographically belongs to the Dinaric system, and for which many say that part of the Alps has been transferred to Montenegro. According to historical data, the first recorded climb to the highest peak - Bobotov kuk, occurred in the 19th century. Various documents state that this was done by the Austrian cartographer Oskar Bauman 1883. His compatriot Kurt Hasert performed the first of three climbs on Bobotov kuk in 1891. He also published the first photos of Durmitor. It was noted that in 1926 Durmitor was visited by the first organized group of mountaineers from Zagreb.

Five years later, two Austrians performed their first winter ascent to Bezimeni peak.

It is not known how many people have since climbed to the highest peak of Durmitor, two and a half kilometers above sea level, although, for decades, there has been a notebook on Bobotov kuk in which each of the mountaineers could enroll.

"For a period, books containing the data of those who have conquered Bobotov kuk have been preserved. For other periods there are not any, and they do not know where they are, and in the recent period they are being kept," said Zoran Vojinovic, president of the Mountaineering Club "Durmitor", a prominent mountaineer and mountain rescuer.

Lack of records also denies the names of the recorders by the number of climbs on Bobotov kuk, but also on the other peaks.

Impassioned Durmitor lover, Petar Panic from Novi Sad, did not abandon his memories of coming to Zabljak. All this is properly recorded in a diary to avoid any imprecision through verbal conversations. He recorded that in the summer of 2005, he visited all the peaks of Durmitor over 2,000 meters in 17 days.

The unlimited number of expeditions are, however, mostly carried by people in their private tours. There used to be a service in which the conquerors of some peaks were recorded and in their mountaineering booklets was put a stamp of the peak they conquested. The reality is that the truth is left to the individuals how many people have come to the peaks of Durmitor, at what time of the year and in what weather. It is reliable that there were of all ages. It is known that 15 years ago, with her father's help, a two-year-old girl came out to Bobotov kuk and Dragisa Kecojević from Belgrade came to the highest point of Durmitor ten years ago. Most likely it is the youngest and oldest hiker who won Bobotov kuk. Any story about Durmitor cannot go without mentioning General Danilo Jaukovic who died on July 9, 1977, beneath Bobotov kuk. In honor of him, every year, a memorial hiking campaign is organized at the highest Durmitor peak.

It is not widely known that as early as 1934, a feature film "Knight of Durmitor" was shot for the first time, a Yugoslav-German co-production with Ita Rina as the main actress.

Two decades later, at Durmitor, the first hiking series was held in which 2,500 hikers participated.

Last summer, on Velika previja, at the highest Durmitor's peak, for the 130th anniversary of the expedition, the teacher Jovan Lausevic was the first domestic author to write about the Montenegrin mountains, which is considered the beginning of modern mountaineering, the mountaineers discovered a memorial plaque.


The president of the Mountaineering Association, Dragan Bulatovic, reminded that Lausevic published a travelogue report on Durmitor and other Montenegrin mountains in five sequels of "Voice of a Montenegrin", which makes him the precursor of contemporary mountain climbing.

On the development of mountaineering in Montenegro, the former president of the Mountaineering Association Mijo Kovacevic spoke on that occasion and emphasized that the beginners of modern mountaineering are Stojan Cerovic, Branislav Cerovic and academician Branimir Gusic.

"Mountaineers' homes in Durmitor were built following the idea of ​​Stojan Cerovic. In 1935, Branislav started the first markings of the paths and placed the first boxes and stamps on the Durmitor peaks, and in 1938 with the academician, Gusic issued the first brochure on Durmitor - Durmitorski vođ’. Behind Branislav Cerovic is the capital work "Guide through Durmitor", which has been written in three editions in Serbo-Croatian, English and German. He also made a few mountain shelters and a detailed hiking map, which is still an example of quality educational material," said Kovacevic and recalled the documentary by Branislav Gusic from 1930, which was shown on that occasion.

Text by Obrad Pjesivac, on July 28th, 2019, read more at Vijesti

29 Jul 2019, 22:43 PM

The Camellia Trophy in Stoliv was won by a fisherman from Prčanj Zvonko Usanović, who, along with Nenad Vujošević, caught a total of 11 kilograms of fish from the KT83 wooden boat. In addition to the laurel wreath, he also customarily won a camellia seedling. The fishers caught thirty kilos of various fish, scallops, gills and more.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Within the traditional manifestation "Camellia Fest 2019", the event was organized by the non-governmental association "Kamelija" Stoliv, the Club of Sport Fishermen "Ama" from Kostanjica and the Local Community of Stoliv.

The unique race of wooden boats on the oars was not held, nor did the presentation of the gondolier, because of the strong wind. As told by the president of the Kamelija Association of Stoliv, Romeo Mihovic, just before the great storm in the bay Yachting Club "Lahor" from Kotor successfully held their promotional regatta.

For participants of the manifestation and guests, lunch was made from freshly caught fish, together with specialties of worthy Stoliv homemakers and a part was provided by Tivat Montefish.

"Fish and wine always have to be there for whoever comes by. This is not only a promotional event, in terms of preserving wooden vessels, but also a tourist event. This is the last segment of this year's Camellia Feast, which has been delayed several times because of the weather, and can be an indication of how many guests we have here. A number of guests and locals always come to us, which makes us happy," Mihović said.drvene barke

To protect and preserve wooden boats, and to propose these vessels to be a material cultural asset, the signing of a petition is organized. The association invites lovers of wooden boats to join the action via the Internet at drvenebarke.blogspot.com.

Kamelija Association celebrates its 100th anniversary this year, since the day of Our Lady of Health, 21st of November in 1919, a Tamburitza Association "Guslar" was founded. This date is commemorated each year, and since it is a jubilee year, it will be celebrated specially.

29 Jul 2019, 20:40 PM

Incognito, pioneers of the acid jazz movement and one of the best British bands in the past four decades, will perform on August 17 in Synchro Porto Montenegro, announced Porto Montenegro.

The Incognito band will perform with their fourteen-member orchestra at the Porto Montenegro Marina. It will be a Synchronized event, the highlight of the Soul Summer in Porto edition, jointly organized by the Southern Soul Festival and Porto Montenegro over the summer.

After the release of their last 17th studio album "In Search of Better Days", the band is touring the whole world, performing some of their biggest hits, such as "Still a Friend of Mine", "Do Not You Worry" Bout a Thing ", "Deep Waters". In Montenegro, their concert will be held outdoors, in the Synchro Arena, just meters from the sea, which is the perfect location for the sound Incognito brings to us.

The band's career has lasted 40 years and Incognito is a true legend of British music today. From the hits which have been on the Top 10 lists to production and collaboration with the most famous artists - from R & B icons to contemporary jazz musicians, including George Benson, Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan, Jocelyn Brown, George Duke, Al Jarreau, Paul Weller, Maxi Priest, Mario Biondi - Incognito proudly holds its place among the world greats of soul music.

Incognito is a jazz/funk/soul band, and with their fourteen-member orchestra, their energetic performance is a true musical and artistic spectacle. Their concerts are an event that some feel everyone must-see live, at least once in their lives. They shine, imparting irresistible vibes and positive messages through their music.

The Southern Soul Festival traditionally supports talented young musicians, and this time offers the opportunity for our young jazz piano enthusiast, Sara Jovovic, who is studying at the prestigious Berklee Music Academy in Boston, opening the event with her band.

Tickets for the event will be on sale through the Gigstix network at over 50 Tobacco S Press outlets in Montenegro and they can also be purchased online.

29 Jul 2019, 15:50 PM

29 July 2019 - According to the latest data from Eurostat, the most expensive country in Europe to live in is Iceland, and Montenegro has reached the 30th place.

A recent article by Eurostat presents the most recent analysis of price levels for consumer goods and services in the European Union (EU) as well as EU membership candidates, focusing on price level indices (PLIs), which provide a comparison of countries' price levels relative to the EU average and are calculated using purchasing power parities. The results are based on price surveys covering more than 2000 consumer goods and services which were conducted across 37 European countries participating in the Eurostat-OECD Purchasing Power Parities (PPP) program. The group of participating countries includes the 28 EU Member States, three EFTA countries (Iceland, Norway and Switzerland), five candidate countries (Albania, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia and Turkey) as well as one potential candidate country (Bosnia and Herzegovina).

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The Eurostat data shows that in terms of price level indices (PLIs) for total household final consumption expenditure (HFCE) on goods and services in 2018, Iceland and northern European countries tend consistently to have the highest prices, while south-eastern European countries show the lowest prices. Based on the HFCE data, Eurostat formed a list of the most expensive countries to live in, and Iceland, Switzerland and Norway have made it to the top of the list, while Montenegro is ranked 30th.

Further, the data also shows that the price of food and non-alcoholic beverages in Montenegro is relatively low (with price level index 78), as well as the price of alcoholic beverages and tobacco (price level index 71) when compared with other European countries. North Macedonia shows the lowest price level of all 37 countries for food and non-alcoholic beverages (price level index 62) and alcoholic beverages and tobacco (PLI 44).

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The data also shows that the prices for clothing and footwear in Montenegro are relatively high, that Montenegrins get lower electricity bills compared to other European countries, and that the prices for household appliances are relatively low. Eurostat also analysed the price level index for personal transport equipment, transport services and restaurants and hotels, finding that the car prices in Montenegro are second lowest among the researched countries, and that the prices of passenger transport by railway, by road, by air, by sea and inland waterway and other purchased transport services (e.g. left luggage services, removal services) are low as well. In terms of restaurants and hotels, Montenegrins enjoy low prices compared to European countries, which is one of the reasons that Montenegro is a popular tourist destination.

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

29 Jul 2019, 15:23 PM

Employees of the National Parks of Montenegro (NPCG) and representatives of the NGO Green Home have removed ambrosia from the National Park (NP) Skadar Lake, a plant with extremely allergic pollen, which causes a late summer and autumn pollen fever.

NPCG announced that the Professional Associates for flora protection in that company educated employees in the Ambiental Hygiene Service NP Skadar Lake about ways to eliminate and importance of the destruction of ambrosia.

"Bearing in mind the fact that the pollen of this invasive species is also a very strong allergen, as well as that the ambrosia blooms in August and September, this action was primarily focused on the removal of that plant from the most visited locations in NP Skadar Lake - Vranjina and Virpazar," it was said in the statement.

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Ambrosia in Vranjina (Photo: National park Montenegro)

NPCG explained that ambrosia is an invasive plant species with extremely allergic pollen, which causes late summer and autumn pollen fever.

It is said that it is recommended that this plant should be removed before the season of flowering, that is, the release of pollen from June to the beginning of August.

"The most effective and environmentally sound way of removing it is picking it from the roots or mowing, but the first way provides better results since after mowing, new lateral spawns occur in the plants," the NPCG said.

Ambrosia originates from North America, was brought to Europe in the 19th century, while in Montenegro it was not recorded until early 2000.

Text by MINA News, on July 26th, 2019, read more at Vijesti

29 Jul 2019, 15:18 PM

WWF Adria (World Wide Fund of Nature), one of the world's largest and most influential nature conservation organizations, has launched an initiative to the Montenegrin Government to suspend activities on the construction of small hydropower plants and to establish a working group to review the concession policy in that area.

This comes after domestic environmental organizations have accused the Montenegrin government of issuing new concessions after the alleged ban on the construction of mini hydroelectric power plants, which is denied by the Government.

Will the Government act on the initiative of WWF Adria? This is the question which Radio Free Europe (RSE) sent by email to the address of the Montenegrin Ministry of Economy, but the answer has not yet been received. 

Cabarkapa: To involve as many interested people as possible 

"We believe that there is a willingness to involve as many persons as possible in this business and to include members of different structures from the state institutions, local organizations, professors, representatives of NGOs and locals," Milija Cabarkapa, representative of the World Wildlife Fund in Montenegro said to Radio Slobodna Evropa (RSE).

In a letter to the Montenegrin Government on July 25th, he proposed the establishment of a multidisciplinary working group, which would analyze the documentation related to the construction of small hydropower plants and re-examine the concession policy in that area.

From one of the most influential nature protection organizations in the world, they propose to the Government that, while this working group does not complete its work, concessionaires recommend the suspension of all activities on mini-hydropower projects. What are the expectations of Mili Cabarkapa?

"Bearing in mind the seriousness of the situation and the protests that are almost daily organized on the Montenegrin rivers, we are confident and we sincerely hope that the Government will have the opportunity to recognize this problem and respond positively to our request," said interlocutor to RSE.

Citizen to pay for the subsidies

Projects for the construction of small hydropower plants in Montenegro have been attracting the attention of the domestic public for years.

The reason for this is the high state subsidies, which until recently fell directly at the expense of citizens, which are included in the calculation of the electricity bill as the costs of "encouraging the development of renewable energy sources".


On the other hand, due to the negative impacts of mini-plants on the environment, at locations where their construction was planned, there was a protest of the local population.

Therefore, the Government in Podgorica recently decided to take a moratorium on the construction of new small hydropower plants and instructed the Ministry of Economy to review the licenses and approvals issued for the electricity plants from 2009 to date.

Minister of Economy Dragica Sekulic said in late May this year that the state will no longer give new concessions for mini-plants. However, in July, the government approved two concessions to Hidroenergija Andrijevica, majority-owned by the brother of the mayor of that city in the east of Montenegro, who already runs two power plants in the municipality Andrijevica. From the Ministry of Economy, this was explained as a retroactive decision since the demands of the concessionaire from Andrijevica were received three or four years ago. "Invasion" on watercourses In the past few years, according to the ecological movement “Ozon”, a real "invasion" of small power plants projects on Montenegrin watercourses took place. At the expense of those organizations that were critical towards the issuance of numerous concessions for the construction of mini power plants by the Government, accusations were made that in this way they created an unfavorable investment environment. For RSE, this is emphasized by Aleksandar Perovic, director of “Ozon”, who on July 16 invited the government to inform the public about the origin of the property of investors who built or are still building small hydropower plants. This non-governmental organization also called on the state prosecutor's office to investigate whether there were any corruptive criminal activities by the investors. "The government tried to counteract the effects of its obviously bad policy when it opted for the construction of small hydropower plants and concessions, especially so many of them. We then thought that all the maps should be opened and that it should be shown who are the investors, from where they acquired the property, they invest in mini-hydro power plants," Perovic says. 

"In the end," Perovic comments, "where do the references come to them to deal with energy projects?"

"I repeat, this is an energy market that is profitable and guarantees revenue and success. Especially in the context of small hydropower plants that are privileged and for which, first of all from the citizens, and now from the state budget, they receive subsidies for their business," Perovic explains.

In the meantime, the rebellion of citizens living near the rivers on which the construction of small hydropower plants has been planned has become stronger, and their demands that the state suspends the construction of these plants are becoming louder.

Defense of Bukovica

The most drastic example of resisting the construction of a mini power plant was the one near the River Bukovica near Savnik, in central Montenegro, where residents were guarding day after day to prevent Bukovica watercourse from being re-routed to the pipeline for the needs of two small power plants.

Their protests were fruitful after the Minister of Economy Dragica Sekulic visited them one month ago, who managed to convince the defenders of Bukovica to stop the protest, and asked the investors to guarantee that there will be no work at the site until the decision is made.

"You do not have to protect Bukovica anymore from no one, and when we make a decision, we will come to announce it to you," Sekulic told local residents at a joint meeting.

While in Montenegro a conflict of environmental and economic interest in the construction of mini-hydropower plants is intensifying, representatives of Green Home and several other NGOs delivered 6,300 citizens' signatures to the state parliament. The signatories are demanding the permanent stopping of the construction of small hydropower plants.

They are 13 currently operating in Montenegro and al are privately owned. As we have been told from Green Home, there are still between 5 and 10 such plants in the construction, and at different stages of realization there are another 80 projects for the construction of small hydropower plants.

Text by Radio Slobodna Evropa, on July 26th, 2019, read more at Vijesti

29 Jul 2019, 15:12 PM

If someone said to the tourist workers in Bar a decade ago that the summertime will come when the sea beaches would be empty, while Stari Bar and Crmnica would be full of people, which is exactly what is happening this July, their answer would probably be of disdain.

Just a year ago, an even greater underestimation would have been received by claiming that the Rumija massif would be more vibrant with visitors than the promenade in Bar in the afternoon, but that time has come. Times are changing, with them also the interests of tourists. Bar is now offering more to active holiday lovers, and the undoubted hit of this season is canyoning.

Canyoning in Bar became known to the wide public only this summer thanks to the promotional campaign of the Tourism Organization of Bar, but the passionate nature adrenaline fans all five canyons in Bar are the favorite destination for several years.

On social networks, canyoning tours are advertised on a daily basis, most often in Bunar and Medjurec, and with the beauty and temptations that the two canyons will offer, the widest audience in Serbia will soon be introduced. TO Bar organized a premier media "adrenaline tour" to a group of journalists from the most viewed and most popular Serbian media. They descended down the canyon of the river Bunar, just above the Old Bar, from which they came out with an unhidden excitement.

"Nobody is expecting this only fifteen minutes from the beach, this mountain adventure. It was really spectacular, I’ve surprised myself by passing through the canyon. This is good for a person to test their strength, whether he can or cannot do certain things. Rumija Mountain is full of so many secrets, when we went down to the canyon, they told us - now there is no turning back. What followed next overcame all my expectations. This was the Montenegrin 'Survivor', we jumped into the river basins from 10 and 12 meters, and I was the most afraid of those jumps. We descended a series of ropes, saw the rainbow in the waterfall, the love ecstasy of a dragonfly ... I really did not expect this kind of experience. People who see this, canyoning will be the first for them, and the rafting will be much, much lower," said Gordana Neskovic Lopicic from "Zikina sarenica", a show on TV Pink.

"I'm in Bar for the third time in a short time, and I knew that there are beautiful beaches here. But this canyon is a discovery, just like the Old Town Bar itself. This street in Old Bar, it's a real little Montenegrin old Naples," said Gordana Neskovic Lopicic. 

Jelena Djordjevic-Popovic, the editor of the show "Serbia on the Line" on RTS, did not hide her fascination with the beauty of the nature of the massive Rumija.

"As I descended down the canyon, I sat in silence at one point and uttered out loud that this should be included as the obligatory subjects at least in high school in both countries because our children today are overprotected. This is a serious survival school, this is not just adrenaline and extreme sport. All in all - phenomenal, I am speechless. A great challenge, great adrenaline, great experience, but also great temptation. The whole organization of the tour is very good, the guys on the field are brilliant guides and good psychologists, patient. TO Bar did a great job, well done," said Djordjevic-Popovic.

Goran Doljancevic, journalist of the daily newspaper "Serbian Telegraph", was the only one in the group to have a canyoning experience, from the canyon Nevidio. He acknowledges that before descending in Bunar, there was little fear based on Nevidio's experience, "because he is physically ready for something more."

"Bunar is much easier, more relaxed - people with children, teenagers, elderly people can come here, and it's still exotic, it has many parts that are different from Nevidio. This untouched nature is fantastic, that people do not believe that there is something untouched by a human hand and that it is so close to the city."

The travel organizer of the group, journalist Irena Stolic from the agency DPC, who carries out the promotional activities of the National Tourist Organization for Serbia, was particularly emphasizing the city's proximity to the canyon.

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During the tour in the canyon (Photo: Goran Senic)

"It gives room for people who are spending their vacation in Bar to make a small trip, I think it has already been surpassed that people are on the beach all day long. There is a growing tendency in tourism that people are looking for content and to move from the beach and from the sea to embark on the untouched nature. This is also a good way to examine yourself and somehow get out of your comfort zone, we all came out empowered from this whole story."

The famous canyon guide Zeljko Pejovic from Kolasin, with his colleague Djuro Martinovic from Cetinje, conducted the journalists from Serbia through Bunar. He says there was a little fear at some jumps, but as far as the vertical is concerned, "all of them mastered everything that was needed were quick, there were no problems." 

A route of about 700 meters from the bridge to Menka to Brbot, the group crossed for about two and a half hours, because the verticals of 8-12 meters high required the implementation of alpine descending techniques. At the end of the tour they had only words of praise, they also seemed to be very satisfied. This is otherwise one of the three most attractive canyons in Bar, along the Medjurec and the Vruca Rijeka. Bar is unique on the coast, having a total of five, there are also the canyons of Nikezica potok and Perin potok. Bunar is a true training center for canyoning, ideal for first-time experiences because it is not very demanding. Medjurec, which is probably the most beautiful Montenegrin canyon for me, due to the vertical of 30 meters, is a bit more demanding. For these tours you only need will, no special physical preparations," said Pejovic.

Depending on the canyon, or the number of groups, it is from 40-100 euros per person.

TO Bar Director Emil Kukalj points out that Bar has the highest potential for developing new tourism products for an active holiday, not just on the coast. He points out that this is the first time that a canyoning tour for a media group is organized at the coast.

We will support the development of this and similar adrenaline tourist products, as they extend the tourist season and bring new groups of tourists to Bar ... By doing so, we also position Bar as a place where we can accept groups of tourists who like such adrenaline tours on one-day excursions from other coastal cities. We will insist that groups through the canyons in Bar are conducted by licensed guides," Kukalj said.


"This group of journalists came to Bar for a reason, we asked our offer to be adrenaline, and this is exactly what this canyon Bunar is representing that is not so physically demanding as Medjurec. Here are the representatives of all the media with national coverage in Serbia, which, hopefully, will credibly transfer what they saw here. In the adrenaline tour, besides the canyoning, we also organized a tour of the terrain vehicles in Bar Municipality, from the sea to the lakeshore, from the village Zupci, via Sutorman through the old railway tunnel, to Virpazar and Godinja, where they met with traditional architecture, and in Murici on the beach have tried the traditional products of the region in Bar."

Text by Radomir Petric, on July 28th, 2019, read more at Vijesti

28 Jul 2019, 19:45 PM

Concert "EVERGREENS"  which will be performed by the "OVERCROSS ENSEMBLE", consisting of Milica Milovic (guitars, vocals), Nedeljko Pejovic (guitar) and Jelena Zivkovic (Violin) will be performed at the Purgatorije festival on Tuesday, July 30 at 9:30 pm at Lustica Bay.

As announced from the Culture Centre Tivat, the concert contains 15 representative pop music tracks (the term Pop is used in the broader sense – apart from pop, also includes rock, funk and related genres), which have experienced the test of time, transcended the style and genre in which they were written and ranked in the treasury of the universally recognized values ​​of world culture. Hence the name of the concert - Evegreens / always green, an expression that has been recognized in the world for this kind of music. These tracks have been signed by performers such as Sting, Daft Punk, The Beatles, Queen, Toto. In short, the genre of Dean Martin to Maroon5 - from funk to chanson and back. Apart from them, representative tracks were selected from so-called popular music from Yugoslavia and the Balkans, i.e. of our domicile space that is close to us and which once did not stay behind (in its "golden years") the world trends.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Transportation for the concert is provided and departure to Luštica Bay from the old bus station is at 20,30.

On Monday, July 29 at 9:30 pm, on the small scene of  Atrium Buća in Tivat, within the Festival of Mediterranean Theatre "Purgatorije", the theatre performance "HASANAGINICA" by Culture Center Tivat will be performed. The play will be reprized on July 30 and 31, also on the small scene of the Atrium Buća at 9.30 p.m.   The play is written by Ljubomir Simović and directed by Jagoš Marković. Starring: Kristina Stevovic, Branimir Popovic, Anita Mancic, Radmila Zivkovic, Nebojsa Kundacina, Aleksandar Sreckovic, Misa Obradovic, Petar Novakovic, Emir Covic and Milos Pejovic.      

What we remember very well from high school and lessons on literature is the Slovenian antithesis at the very beginning of this tragic ballad in which the narrator points to the white color of the tent of Hasan-aga, i.e., on the innocence of his loyal love, which due to the patriarchal upbringing, the jealous husband and the rules of the Qur'an must not leave the house and visit her master who "suffers from anger wounds". From the very beginning to the very end of this tragedy, we are aware of the injustice that happens to the wife and mother Hasanaginica, who is morally, mentally and physically destroyed because of the civilization in which she lives and where the male principle defines the fate of women and takes a right and role of God to decide on others life.

"Hasanaginica is the DNA of all our pain, our grief and our love. This is a true ancient tragedy placed on our premises and in our mentality, and what we have tried to do is a homage to this great drama and its endless beauty"- Jagoš Marković.

 

28 Jul 2019, 14:33 PM

A severe Genoa Low, unusual for this time of year, moved towards the Boka Bay area on Saturday night.

Changeable and overcast weather is expected in Montenegro for Sunday, mainly dry in the morning, with rain, heavy showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon and especially overnight.

There is also a possibility of localised hailstorms, with heavier precipitation forecast for southern and central regions.

Winds will be south to south-west, moderate to strong, with very strong gusts.

Morning temperatures will be between 12 and 25°c, with afternoon highs of between 22 and 33°c.

Roman Night 2019, planned for 28th July in Risan, will be postponed until Tuesday, 30th July due to the bad weather, the organisers stated.

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