Members’ News 107

Please find the members’ news from the newsletter 107 below:


AMM – Montenegro

AMM’s Annual Awards assigned to the most successful managers and entrepreneurs of Montenegro


The winners of the awards

 In April 2019, AMM assigned awards to the most successful managers and entrepreneurs of Montenegro for 2018 in nine categories. The winning managers of the year in the various categories are:

– Big enterprises and joint stock companies: Nebojša Šćekić, Executive Director of Sava Insurance and Žarko Radulović, Co-owner of Montenegro Stars Hotel Group.

– Entrepreneurs of the year: Tomislav Čelebić, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Čelebić company and Blagota Radović, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Zetagradnja company.

Medium-sized enterprises: Milutin Đuranović, Commercial Director and founder of Šimšić Montmilk company.

Small enterprises: Ivica Tatar, co-founder and Strategic Leader of the Logate company.

– Micro enterprises: Zoran Vukčević, Executive Director of Beauty and Hair Studio Zoran.

Young manager: Nikola Kovačević, Executive Director of Mezon

Project manager: Vladimir Vulić, Program Director of the conference.

Public administration: Svetlana Vuković, Director of the Human Resources Management Authority.

– Lifetime Achievement Awards: Slavko Drljević and Vladimir M. Vukmirović.

The enormous competition and interest of managers and entrepreneurs, the support of the Government and the most important business organizations, have confirmed that the annual AMM award has become one of the most prestigious business awards assigned by the profession.


CCP – Spain

CCP calls for a national industrial strategy for the defence and aerospace sector

The Secretary of State for Defence, Angel Olivares, met with CCP Secretary General, Juan Antonio González, as well as Fernando Quesada and José Javier Almendros from the independent trade unions of professionals in the Airbus Group, SIPA (which is a member of CCP).

During the meeting, CCP and SIPA underlined the need for a credible, ambitious and integrated National Strategy for both the defence and civic aerospace sector, including space and helicopter technologies. Such a strategy will prove key to ensure a future for the sector and its employees in Spain.

Today the sector counts more than 100 000 direct and indirect employees with a 30% share of young workers below the age of 30 in Airbus alone.

The Secretary of State recognised unmet expectations regarding such a strategy, while lamenting the absence of a new European programme for defence.


SNQTB – Portugal

Myths and realities on the sustainability of mutualist health care systems

By Paulo Gonçalves Marcos, President of SNQTB


As the managers of the mutualist SAMS Quadros, we share some observations on the myths and realities that health care subsystems face in Portugal.

Firstly, no subsystem will be viable in the mid and long-term without the SNS (National Health Service) as its first provider of primary care. In their essence, subsystems are and always will be complementary to the SNS.

The second reality is that, health care expenditures are increasing between 4% and 6% every year across the OECD, as a result of aging of societies and more innovative medical techniques. In order to accommodate this tendency, it is necessary to increase the involvement of beneficiaries in preventive medicine, copayment and in the validation of curative medicine practices, among others.

Third, all subsystems must possess a body of clinical consultants that help detect fraud, prepare technical negotiations with health care providers and verify the reasonability of acts that should be subject to preauthorization.

And what about the myths?

The first, and probably the most ingrained, is the myth of free things in health care provision, both in the social and private sectors. This opens the door for this illusion to be subsidized, with absurd prices of medical drugs or consumables administered in an hospital environment.

The second myth is that of believing that medical work can be poorly paid, placing it at the level of the hourly pay of low-qualified workers. Today’s fees do not cover necessary investment in facilities, diagnosis equipment and support personnel.

The most dangerous myth, however, is that of believing that a demographic renovation ensured by prospective new beneficiaries will allow for the aforementioned realities to be ignored.