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25.01.2020.

DPM Pažin: Through dialogue on shared values, agreement and understanding with Metropolitanate are not far off

DPM Pažin: Through dialogue on shared values, agreement and understanding with Metropolitanate are not far off I believe that the coming days will bring clear positions to both sides and that the Government and the Metropolitanate of Montenegro and the Littoral will overcome differences through dialogue which builds bridges, by affirming common values, Deputy Prime Minister Zoran Pažin said in an interview to MINA Agency...

13.01.2020.

DPM Pažin speaks to BBC: Law on Freedom of Religion was adopted so that everyone has equal rights and that laws apply to everyone

DPM Pažin speaks to BBC: Law on Freedom of Religion was adopted so that everyone has equal rights and that laws apply to everyone

"The Government is ready to open a dialogue with all religious communities on the implementation of this law without delay. And with the Metropolitanate of Montenegro and the Littoral, the Government is ready to discuss the conditions under which a basic agreement could be concluded as soon as the Metropolitanate is ready for this type of dialogue," Deputy Prime Minister Zoran Pažin told the BBC Serbian...

30.12.2019.

DPM Pažin hands over apartment keys to AECS employees

DPM Pažin hands over apartment keys to AECS employees

Podgorica, Montenegro (30 December 2019) – According to the decision of the Commission for Housing Needs, Deputy Prime Minister for Political System, Interior and Foreign Policy Zoran Pažin earlier today handed over keys to apartments in Podgorica, which, were allocated to four families employed at the Administration for Execution of Criminal Sanctions (AECS), including the family of the late AECS officer Milan Radović...

26.12.2019.

DPM Pažin: Proposed law protects fundamental value of Montenegro as community of free and equal citizens

DPM Pažin: Proposed law protects fundamental value of Montenegro as community of free and equal citizens

"As every regulation realises its value only in contact with life, I find it extremely important that we open a dialogue today on the fundamental social values ​​protected by this law, that is, to offer to our citizens a clear answer to the question why this law is needed in today's Montenegro and why it is even more needed in Montenegro we are leaving to future generations," Deputy Prime Minister Zoran Pažin said in his opening address during the debate on the Proposal for the Law on Freedom of Religion in the Parliament of Montenegro...

24.12.2019.

DPM Pažin: Citizens to receive law that will be pledge for future, not only response to past

DPM Pažin: Citizens to receive law that will be pledge for future, not only response to past

Podgorica, Montenegro (24 December 2019) -- At the session of the Legislative Committee of the Assembly of Montenegro on Tuesday, Deputy Prime Minister Zoran Pažin expressed his belief that by passing the Law on Freedom of Religion, citizens should receive a law that will be a pledge for the future, not only a response to the past. Commenting on the views of Committee members, Deputy Prime Minister Pažin invited everyone to refrain from harsh words and from advocating for any type of violence, including verbal abuse, while emphasizing: "I am sure we have both the strength and the will to remain attentive to arguments and to show respect for opinions that are different from ours. I am ready to discuss this law and any other subject in that fashion."...

24.12.2019.

DPM Pažin: Government’s intention is to guarantee equal rights and equal application of law for all

DPM Pažin: Government’s intention is to guarantee equal rights and equal application of law for all

Podgorica, Montenegro (24 December 2019) -- Proposing a Law on Freedom of Religion, the Government fulfils its constitutional and programme-related duties to provide equal rights and freedoms of all religious communities and believers in Montenegro, as well as of non-religious Montenegrin citizens, Deputy Prime Minister Zoran Pažin stated in his opening remarks, at a session of the Legislative Committee of the Assembly of Montenegro on Monday. "In Montenegro, as well as everywhere else where the rule of law is observed, the ownership of property can only be established through evidence of ownership, legal personality can only be acquired by registration with a state authority, while public cultural assets can only be used in line with the law," the Deputy Prime Minister pointed out...

23.12.2019.

DPM Pažin: Proposed Law on Freedom of Religion provides six levels of legal protection

DPM Pažin: Proposed Law on Freedom of Religion provides six levels of legal protection

Podgorica, Montenegro (23 December 2019)-- "This Law opens up a possibility of legal remedies at six different levels: an administrative procedure will be initiated in a disputed situations (1), then there is a possibility of appeal in the second instance (2), then an administrative dispute can be initiated (3), after that proceedings before the Supreme Court may be opened trough extraordinary legal remedies (4), after which it is possible to submit a constitutional complaint to the Constitutional Court (5) and finally, once all the effective legal remedies available in our legal system have been exhausted, it is possible to apply to the European Court of Human Rights (6)...

23.12.2019.

DPM Pažin: We have called for dialogue on continuous basis, we are ready for dialogue now and after adoption of law

DPM Pažin: We have called for dialogue on continuous basis, we are ready for dialogue now and after adoption of law

Podgorica, Montenegro (23 December 2019) -- Deputy Prime Minister Zoran Pažin said today that the Government has called continuously on the Serbian Orthodox Church in Montenegro to take part in a dialogue, and that the Government is still ready for dialogue and that it will be ready for dialogue after the adoption of the law. "The last time we met in the Metropolitanate, we already had drafted text of the law, we already had the opinion of the Venice Commission. Your stance was that, even though we had reached the stage of enactment, we should return to the beginning...

23.12.2019.

DPM Pažin: Government is obliged to raise issue of legal validity of registration of some religious facilities in cadastre

DPM Pažin: Government is obliged to raise issue of legal validity of registration of some religious facilities in cadastre

Podgorica, Montenegro (23 December 2019) -- Deputy Prime Minister Zoran Pažin said today that the Government is obliged to raise the issue of legal validity of registration of some religious facilities in the cadastre of immovable property. When it comes to the way in which the Serbian Orthodox Church was recorded in cadastral register in the 1990s, it is not necessary to create mystification. In order for one to invoke his property right, which is an erga omnes entitlement, it is an absolute right, two conditions must be met cumulatively: one is the existence of justus titulus...

18.12.2019.

DPM Pažin told MPs from Democratic Front: "You do not need to defend churches because no one is going to attack them"

DPM Pažin told MPs from Democratic Front: "You do not need to defend churches because no one is going to attack them"

Podgorica, Montenegro (18 December 2019) -- "I think it is a categorical moral imperative for all of us to beware of hard words. This is what is in the spirit of tradition, to which you rightly like to refer, to beware of hard words and to protect others from ourselves," Deputy Prime Minister Zoran Pažin said when asked by Slaven Radunović, MP, whether the Government is consciously provoking civil conflicts in Montenegro...