According to the Law on Media (OGRM 51/02, 62/02, OGM 82/20) and the Code of Ethics of Montenegrin Journalists, we publish the reaction to the statement of the NGO “Udruženje radnika Vektra Boka” (“Association of Vektra Boka Workers”) published in today’s issue of daily Vijesti, in the text titled “HTP Vektra Boka Workers: Exempt Jovanić, Prosecution to check his decisions”.

Concerning the flat statements and accusations of the NGO “Association of Vektra Boka Workers” representatives concerning the CBCG work and actions, we inform the public that, when performing activities related to enforced collection, the CBCG is obliged to act under Article 208 of the Law on Execution and Securing of Claims.

Applying the mentioned law, the CBCG records the received decisions on execution, i.e. the grounds for blocking, according to their receipt date and time and determines the collection order, and checks only the received decisions’ formal correctness. We also point out that, at its request, the CBCG issues to the executive creditor a certificate on the claim’s order in the priority records. Any action contrary to the stated legal provision, such as a self-initiated payment order change, would bring the CBCG into the criminal liability zone.

The NGO “Association of Vektra Boka Workers” request to “place all work receivables for collection expeditiously” is unfounded from the aspect of the CBCG jurisdiction, as Article 208 of the Law on Execution and Securing of Claims precisely defines how the CBCG conducts enforced collection. Therefore, all received bases for blocking are processed under the Law on Execution and Securing of Claims, as is the case with the submitted bases related to the legal entity VEKTRA BOKA LTD.

Under the Constitutional Court of Montenegro’s decision of 2018, the NGO “Association of Vektra Boka Workers” request to classify labour claims from the third to the first payment line is within the exclusive Commercial Court’s jurisdiction.