According to the adopted legal regulations from 2002 Montenegro committed itself to privatization of the oldest newspaper Pobjeda and transformation of RTCG into a public service.
According to Article 16 of the Law on Public Radio-Diffusion Services of Montenegro from 2008 the state is committed to allocate 1.20 percent from the budget on annual level with a view of funding RTCG. Due to the economic crisis, it was proposed to amend this article, i.e.
(9) Article 9 of the Law specifies that the "programme obligations of RTCG
fulfil the democratic, social and cultural needs of the democratic society and guarantee pluralism, including cultural and linguistic variety, and that RTCG
must apply high standards of professional ethics and quality in producing and broadcasting programme contents, free from any form of discrimination".
Aluminum Union President Rade Krivokapic said that, if the Assembly does not adopt the revision, there is a big chance that the KAP would be turned off reports RTCG
. He said that he follows the developments in parliament with special attention."Our eyes are on the hearing on the budget, on 1 August, and I think that if rebalancing fails, chances are that KAP would be turned off.
Over the weekend the government controlled national television network, RTCG
, aired a glittering report on Montenegro Airlines' business.
This has to change."The Ministry of Agriculture has asked for corn from state reserves to be given to dairy farmers who currently feed their cattle with contaminated fodder.Meanwhile, Montenegro suspended domestic milk production and distribution after toxins were discovered in milk from neighbouring countries in the Balkan region, reported Radio Television Montenegro (RTCG
) on Thursday, Xinhua reported.According to the Montenegrin Ministries of Agriculture and Health, milk production will be suspended until domestic dairy sources have been tested and analyzed.Milk from Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) were withdrawn from shelves a day earlier after tests revealed high levels of the carcinogen aflatoxin.