01 November 2018 - Deputy Prime Minister Zoran Pažin congratulated Montenegrin state prosecutors on their crucial contribution to the observed results in the fight against organised crime and corruption in Montenegro in the past year, stressing that the expectations of the Government and the whole society are the highest level of responsibility, knowledge and professionalism in the work of state prosecutors.
Addressing the participants of the ceremony in Budva on the occasion of the Day of the Prosecutors of Montenegro, DPM Pažin pointed out that Montenegrin society undoubtedly appreciates the importance, ability and contribution of the prosecutorial organisation to the realisation of justice and security, since Montenegro in its Constitution guaranteed to the prosecutorial organisation not only autonomy in professional decision-making but also absolute independence from the Executive Authority.
DPM Pažin underlined that because of this systemic position of the prosecutorial organisation, to which the Constitution entrusted the highest degree of independence, the Government and the whole society have great expectations from state prosecutors.
"The reason for such expectations is simple because justice in Montenegro depends to a large extent from your independent behaviour and decision-making in the investigation, qualification and proving of criminal offenses," DPM Pažin stressed.
The Deputy Prime Minister expressed his conviction that the Montenegrin Prosecutor's Office has sufficient leadership wisdom, persecution and professionalism that will justify these great expectations and hopes that the whole Montenegrin society lays in the prosecutorial organisation.
"Moreover, many of those present in this room have already proved that many times," DPM Pažin said.
DPM Pažin recalled that only during this year, the Prosecutor's office launched investigations against more than 100 persons for the criminal offenses of organised Crime and corruption, assessing that this enough speaks about the contribution of prosecutors in providing safe society, as a prerequisite for Montenegro’s progress.
Deputy Prime Minister Pažin highlighted other significant successes in the fight against crime that were achieved this year through the good cooperation of the Prosecutor's office with other state bodies.
Within good cooperation with the Police Directorate, property acquired through crime amounting to about 30 million EUR and illegal cigarettes worth over 10 million EUR were seized, while several tons of narcotics were prevented from entering Montenegro.
DPM Pažin estimated that by such convincing results, the state authorities sent a clear message that crime in Montenegro is not pay off.
DPM Pažin underlined, however, that the competent state authorities should not be satisfied with the achieved, as long as there are citizens, journalists, businessmen whose rights are violated and who rightfully expect from the state to protect their dignity and provide justice, in particular, if justice is awaited for a long time.
October 21, 2018 - NGO Porat - Pizana Budva organized a protest to express revolt on many years of unsuccessful efforts in trying to communicate with the Public Enterprise Sea Property to reach a solution acceptable to the citizens of Budva for negotiations over the Budva Port.
October 19, 2018 - Democratic Party Vice President and Chief of that party in Budva, Mijomir Pejovic, said that they once again demanded a prosecution from the police to determine whether the famous Spanish photographer Ruben Salgado Escudero was part of the organized criminal group in Budva and whether his role was to export the robbed money abroad and money launder it hrough offshore companies.
October 17, 2018 - The State Commission for Control of Public Procurement Procedures has annulled the Tourism Organization of Budva's (TOB) tender, which entrusts the works of technical support to numerous cultural and entertainment events to the company “Sky Solutions” from Belgrade.