December 16 (SeeNews) - Following are some of the main stories in the online versions of Montenegrin media on Wednesday morning. SeeNews has not verified these reports and cannot vouch for their accuracy:
- Two more people died following infections with the A/H1N1 virus in Montenegro – a three-month old baby and a 30 year-old man – increasing the number of swine flu-related deaths to four.
- Italy’s A2A bought in a block deal 2.0 million shares of Montenegrin coal mine Rudnik Uglja for 19 million euro earlier this week, the daily reported. The shares correspond to a 39.49% stake and thus the Italian firm became the biggest single shareholder in the mine followed by the Montenegrin government with 31.11%. A2A paid 9.5 euro per share – much above their market price. A2A bought 18.3% of state shares in power utility EPCG for over 192 million euro earlier this year. Following a capital increase in September, A2A took control of 43.5% of EPCG. Rudnik Uglja is the main coal supplier of EPCG’s sole thermal power plant Pljevlja. Rudnik Uglja had a record profit of some 16 million euro in the first half of 2009, the daily said.
- Montenegro will sign by the end of the month a contract for the sale of 54.35% of the company operating the Bar marina and for a 30-year concession on the marina with the Lithuanian-Latvian consortium, comprising Latvian bank Latvijas Karjbanka and Lithuanian firm SIA Multikapitals, the tender commission said. The consortium will have to pay 2.2 million euro for the stake. It pledged to invest a total of 12.2 million euro in upgrades over five years.