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August 21 (SeeNews) - Following are some of the main stories in the online versions of Montenegrin media on Friday morning. SeeNews has not verified these reports and cannot vouch for their accuracy:
- The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) has called on Montenegrin Premier Milo Djukanovic to take all necessary measures to ensure an impartial investigation on the assault of Vijesti editor Mihailo Jovovic and photographer Bosris Pejovic by Podgorica Mayor Miomir Mugosa and his son two weeks ago.
- Steel mill Zeljezara plans to cut by 25% the number of its employees, which now stands at 1,500, the trade union said.
- Montenegro’s largest bank by assets, Crnogorska Komercijalna Banka (CKB), said it will temporarily put on hold the signing of a credit agreement with the European Investment Bank as it has not yet received the approval of its owner, Hungarian banking group OTP. The cabinet in Montenegro and the European Investment Bank signed in July a 91 million euro credit agreement to support small and medium-sized firms. Under the agreement, CKB was supposed to receive 33 million euro.
- The number of tourists staying in Montenegro in the first eight months of the year will reach 1.0 million, Tourism Minister Predrag Nenezic said, which is in line with the government's plan to attract this year the same number of tourists as in 2008. Some 980,000 tourists visited Montenegro during January-August 2008.
- Bulgarian investors are interested in the privatisation of Montenegrin tobacco company Duvanski Kombinat Podgorica and in Montenegro’s energy sector, Bulgarian ambassador to Montenegro Maya Dobreva said.
- Montenegro has potential for the construction of golf courses, representative of the U.S. Hurdzan/Fry Environmental Golf Design company said.
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