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Beautiful Cetinje: Energy efficiency for the history and for the future

The challenge of the century for Montenegro is to make resources go further – to do more with less. In order to be competitive economically, in order to create decent jobs and invest in health and education for its citizens, and in order to safeguard the unique natural resources it has been blessed more

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Flood affected communities taking more active role in emergency situations

Seribona Berishaj is a refugee from Kosovo. She lives on the bank of the river Lim, in the settlement Riversajd which is a part of the northern municipality of Berane. The whole settlement, as well as Talum on the other side of the river was most affected during severe floods that struck Montenegro more

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In Montenegro, legal aid services make justice accessible for all

A.S.,* a middle-aged housewife and mother of two in Montenegro, was divorced and on her own. For three years, she received no support from her ex-husband and lacked the means to raise her children. But through a new legal aid program Montenegro rolled out in 2011, she was able to access legal aid, a more

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Making Houses Energy Efficient and Legal

Energy efficiency and illegal housing settlements are not often linked. But since Montenegro has significant challenges from both, an innovative solution has been to do just that. The idea is simple. People in approximately 100,000 illegally constructed homes and buildings could draw on low-cost loans more

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Montenegro: Defence reform ushers in greater security

Montenegro’s Boka Bay is a place of striking beauty. Bare rock walls soar 1,000 metres above the sapphire blue waters of the Adriatic Sea. Red-roofed fishing villages nestle on islands and in low-lying areas. The ancient port of Kotor, with its graceful Venetian architecture, has gained renown as a more

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Ten years of Capacity Development Programme in Montenegro

Amidst prevailing perception that the integration in the European Union is a “bureaucratic task and a governmental issue”, Montenegro is steadily moving towards membership. A lot of administrative issues, policies and normative laws still wait to be turned into practice. The EU accession story in th more

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Towards social inclusion in Šavnik: Montenegro’s forgotten region

The number of old, lonely and ill people unable to meet their own basic needs continues to grow in rural areas of Montenegro, some of which not connected by any sort of organized transport. Social exclusion has been recognized by the Government of Montenegro as one of major societal challenges, and more

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Green technology pilot treating acid mine water in Montenegro’s North

Small community, consisting of just a little bit more than eight thousands people living in a post-mining town in the north of Montenegro, has been gradually opening its doors for environmentally friendly development. Although with high nature potentials (two National Parks on its territory, one of more

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Do children of street sex workers in Montenegro know about Santa?

Montenegro is not an open or easy place for sex workers. Their way of earning for a living is still penalized and often they are victims of violence. Many are migrants not entitled to social or health care. According to the latest survey conducted by the National Institute of Public Health and the n more

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Controlling tuberculosis in Montenegro

How do you go on when you’re constantly isolated from your loved ones; when you lose your job, your friends, and face discrimination on a daily basis within your community? These are some of the questions which numerous individuals infected with tuberculosis (TB) ponder even today - 127 years follow more

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