“The World Bank supports a package of reforms to strengthen public finance and financial sector resilience in Montenegro through a€80 million ($94.86 million) guarantee approved today. The reforms are supported through a Policy-Based Guarantee (PBG) – a first in a programmatic series of two operations – which will aim to secure two to three times larger private finance and allow for orderly refinancing of the existing debt liabilities towards commercial creditors. The PBG underpins the authorities’ reforms for orderly fiscal adjustment as committed in the 2017-2020 Fiscal Strategy and builds on the Government Economic Reform Program for 2017-2019. It also supports reforms of the financial sector and the public finance management.” (World Bank)

“An exit out of this visit can start a re-negotiation between Podgorica and Pristina (on the demarcation), or send the agreement to arbitration, which requires consent (of both parties) and Montenegro is not ready to accept such a solution. Montenegrin Prime Minister Dusko Markovic will visit Kosovo on an official visit in January of next year to Kosovo at the invitation of Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj, reported the portal gazetaexpress.com today. According to the portal, Markovic will visit Kosovo between 20 and 30 January and one of the topics will be the demarcation of the border line with Montenegro, which is a precondition for visa liberalization for Kosovo citizens.” (translated from Vijesti)

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