The contract between EPS and the Montenegrin coal mine was terminated because the company from Pljevlja did not deliver the promissory note, the means of security, for the fulfilment of the contractual obligations, according to local media reports.
The former executive director of Rudnik Uglja, Milan Lekić, confirmed that the contract was terminated during his tenure.
“The contract was terminated during the period when I was at the head of Rudnik Uglja”, Lekić said.
The new executive director of Rudnik Uglja, Mihailo Potpara, said that a criminal investigation was initiated in connection with the circumstances surrounding the contract and that they are prevented by law from providing more detailed information.
Potpara, however, confirmed three days ago that EPS terminated the contract on the sale of lignite coal with the Montenegrin state company.
“Several months ago, during the time of the former administration, an official letter arrived from EPS informing us that the contract on the purchase and sale of coal was unilaterally terminated,” Potpara said in a statement.