Two more ministers in the Government of Montenegro are violating the Constitution

Centre for Civic Education (CCE) points out to the public the fact that beside six members of the Government there are two members more who are violating Article 104 of the Constitution of Montenegro which is related to incompatibility of the office: ,,The Prime Minister and members of the Government shall not perform duties of a members of Parliament or other public duties, or professionally perform some other activity.”

After having insight into documentation of the Commission for the Prevention of the Conflict of Interest, which has meanwhile posted property evidence report for the Minister of Health Miodrag Radunović and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Information Society and Telecommunication Vujica Lazović, it was found out that they are also violating Article 104 of the Constitution, which refers to the incompatibility of the office.

Thus the Minister of Health Radunović, beside ministerial function has also the status of Professor at the Faculty of Medicine in Podgorica, while Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Information society and Telecommunication Lazović, beside his work in this Ministry additionallly benefits as a lecturer at the Faculty of Economy of the University of Montenegro.

As a reminder, CCE indicated last week that Article 104 of the Constitution, which refers to incompatibility of the office is being violated by six members of the Government: the Minister of Science Sanja Vlahović, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Petar Ivanović, the Minister of Economy Vladimir Kavarić, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration Igor Lukšić, the Minister of Finance Radoje Žugić, the Minister of Defense Milica Pejanović Đurišić and the Minister of Culture Branislav Mićunović in resignation. Also, CCE simultaneously filed an Initiative to the President of the Government Milo Đukanović to dismiss six ministers, in accordance with the Article 105 of the Constitution of Montenegro. Today CCE submitted to Đukanović annex of the Initiative with supporting evidences for Radunović and Lazović.

In addition to the fact of tardiness of the Commission for Prevention of Conflict of Interest, which during the weekend posted these two property evidence reports, we attach printed covers of these reports from the website of the Commission, as being displayed on 20 June and 23 June, after CCE addressed the Commission.

Nikola Đonović, Programme Coordinator