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The new owner of Montenegro's steel plant fired 39 workers. One of opposition MPs rejects idea of boycotting the parliament. Government is "hiding" human trafficking.
The new owner of Niksic Steel Plant – Toscelik, fired 39 employees. They gathered yesterday in front of the factory's building to ask for an explanation about criteria, according to which the lists of reduntant workers had been determined.
Aleksandar Damjanovic, MP from Socialist People's Party, said yesterday that he will strive for his party not to boycott the parliament but to advocate political changes by staying in it. He said that “the two media and NGO MANS (Network for Affirmation of Non-Governmentak Sector) are conducting a harangue against him and his party“.
The government of Montenegro does not fully comply with the minimum standards for the elimination of human trafficking. Its efforts to address human trafficking have been undermined by its officials’ position that trafficking did not exist as a prevalent phenomenon, reads the new report of the U.S. Department of State.
To keep its reform policy credible for investors, the government must find common ground with the IMF and look for a new arrangement, experts say.