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The first meeting of the Council for Training in Local Government

November 27, 2015

The first constitutional session of the Council for training in local government was held on 27 November 2015 in Podgorica.

Council for training was chaired by the President of the Council Mr.Veselin Grbovic, Mayor of municipality of Niksic. The session, in addition to the Chair, was attended by members of the Council: Mr. Branislav Djuranovic, President of the Municipality of Danilovgrad, Ms. Dragana Ranitovic, Director General of Public Administration and Local government in the Ministry of Interior, Ms. Olivera Grbovic, Head of the Department for monitoring and implementation of regulations in the field of local government in the Ministry of Interior and Ms. Svetlana Vukovic, Director of Human Resources Management Authority, Ms. Jadranka Djurkovic, Assistant Director of Human Resources Authority Management and Mr. Refik Bojadzic, Secretary General of the Union of Municipalities. Council session was attended by Ms. Sonja Vojinovic and Ms. Bojana Scepanovic from the Human Resources Management Authority the and Ms. Jelena Borozan from the Union of Municipalities.



The twentieth issue of the bulletin “Our Union”

November 24, 2015

Pages from Bilten ZOCG za mailThe 20th issue of the Union’s Bulletin “Our Union” is published.

The bulletin includes an interview that the editorial board had with Dr. Zoran Srzentic, Mayor of the Municipality of Bar, and the most important information from the Union of Municipalities Executive Board’ s session. Special attention in this issue is dedicated to the Report on the state of local democracy in Montenegro, with recommendations, adopted by the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe at the recently held Congress autumn session in Strasbourg. In addition, summarizes the information from the fifth session of the Joint Consultative Committee between Montenegro and the Committee of the Regions, which was held in early November in Cetinje, as well as with a number important international activities in which the Union of Municipalities and its representatives took part.



Delegation of the Union of Municipalities on “Enlargement Day ” in Brussels

November 16, 2015

brisel 16.11With the aim of raising awareness of the local and regional dimension of the enlargement process, the Committee of the Regions has organized an event called “Enlargement Day” on 16 November 2015 in Brussels. This event provides an opportunity for politicians from the local level of the countries that are in the process of accession to the EU to meet with members of the Committee of the Regions and senior officials of other EU institutions, and discuss the challenges they face in the accession process.



Promotion of renewable energy sources and energy efficiency measures in the Municipality of Danilovgrad

November 9, 2015

Potpisivanje dgOn the occasion of jointly implemented project “Improving the quality of services of the Cultural Center through the use of renewable energy sources and energy efficiency,” the Agreement on Cooperation between the Union of Municipalities of Montenegro, the Municipality of Danilovgrad and the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) was signed on 9th November 2015 in Danilovgrad.



The fifth session of the Joint Consultative Committee between Montenegro and the Committee of the Regions

November 3, 2015

IMG_2292 (2)The fifth session of the Joint Consultative Committee between Montenegro and the Committee of the Regions was held in Cetinje on 3rd November 2015, organized by the Union of Municipalities of Montenegro and the EU Committee of Regions, held the fifth meeting of the Joint Consultative Committee Committee of the Regions of the EU and Montenegro.

The session was co-chaired by Mr.Aleksandar Bogdanovic, Mayor of Cetinje and Mr.Hughie McGrath, a member of the Council of County Tipperary, Republic of Ireland. The session disscused on the Committee’s previous work of the current issues related to the local government system in Montenegro, in the context of European integration, and on perspective of joint action in this regard.



Pilot project – Rationalization of heating system installing the boiler on wood pellets in the Day Care Centre in Berane

October 30, 2015

Berane (3)Regarding the implementation of the pilot project “Rationalization of heating system by installing the boiler on wood pellets in a building Day Care Center for Children with Disabilities and Developmental Difficulties”, within the regional project “Energy Efficiency in Municipal Associations,” on 30th October 2015 in Berane has been signed an Agreement on cooperation between the Union of Municipalities of Montenegro, the Municipality of Berane and the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) and the handover documents.



Training on conduct of the proceedings before the Ethics Commission for elected representatives and officials

October 30, 2015

eticke komisije (2) The training for members of the Ethics Commissions of elected representatives and officials was organized in the framework of the joint OSCE and the Union of Municipalities of Montenegro project. The training was held on 30th October 2015 in Podgorica. The main goal of the training was to provide assistance to the local governments in exercising the role and tasks of ethics commissions in the application of adopted Codes of ethics.



The fourth session of the Union of Municipalities of Montenegro Executive Board

October 29, 2015

UPRAVNI ODBOR 29.10The fourth session of the Union of Municipalities of Montenegro Executive Board was held on 29.10.2015 in Podgorica. The meeting was chaired by Mr.Aleksandar Bogdanovic, president of the Union of Municipalities Executive Board and Mayor of the Old Royal Capital Cetinje.
Upon the invitation, bearing in mind of the importance of the topics on the agenda, the session was attended by Ms.Jadranka Vojinovic, State Secretary in the Ministry of Interior; Mr.Dragan Vojvodic, Director General for Management and Communal Development in the Ministry of Sustainable Development and Tourism; Ms.Snezana Mugosa, Head of the Directorate for Local Government Budgets Monitoring in the Ministry of Finance; Ms.Olivera Grbovic, Head of the Directorate for Local Government in the Ministry of Interior and Ms.Vera Vujosevic, Advisor in the Ministry of Sustainable Development and Tourism.



Promotion of pilot projects “Supply and installation of LED lamps in Njegoševa St.” in Niksic

October 28, 2015

Nikšić foto (3)Pilot project “Supply and installation of LED lamps in Njegoševa Street” was presented on 28 October 2015 in Niksic . The pilot project was implemented within the regional project “Energy Efficiency in Municipal Associations” (EeMA),  and the Union of Municipalities of Montenegro is one of the partners. The project is funded by the Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development of the Federal Republic of Germany and the Government of Switzerland and implemented through the joint project of the Union of Municipalities of Montenegro and the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) and its Open Regional Fund for Southeast Europe.



Session of the Committee for the Local Government Financing

October 26, 2015

za sajtThe Committee for the Local Government Financing at a meeting held on 21 October 2015 in Podgorica, discussed the issues important for the provision of high-quality implementation of the Law on Property Tax.

The Committee considered the Draft Regulation on the Amending Regulation on detailed criteria and methodology for determining the market value of property and the Draft Regulation on the content of the Statement of calculation and collection of property tax. Based on the submitted proposals and suggestions from municipalities, the Committee, in relation to these acts, has prepared a unified Position and submitted to the Ministry of Finance for further processing.