Montenegro terminates lobbying contract in USA

Podgorica, (MINA) – The Government of Montenegro terminated the lobbying contract with Bipartizan solutions from the USA, signed in December last year.

The government terminated the contract late in May, taking advantage of a clause that allowed it to be terminated during that period, Radio Free Europe reports.

Prime Minister Dritan Abazovic’s office did not respond to RFE’s questions about the termination of the contract with the company of American-Israeli political analyst Mitchell Barak.

In a document that RFE had access to, Abazovic briefly informed Barak that they could not continue cooperation, considering that the June parliamentary elections would result in the election of a new government.

The Bipartisan Solutions reported to the US Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) that it had about 20 activities by the end of May, mainly related to the contacts with large media outlets such as Politico, New York Times, Reuters and Fox News, meetings related to the construction of the liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in the Port of Bar, and similar.

The Montenegrin Government paid a little more than USD 206,500 to Barak in a half a year of his engagement.