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One of the main environmental concerns in Montenegro is the amount of air pollution. Montenegro’s particulate matter ratio is far above the standards created by the World Health Organization and the European Union. Montenegro has agreed to work with these organizations but has yet to make significant progress in improving the air quality.1 Much of Montenegro’s economy comes from its steelmaking sector, which is greatly affected by any possible environmental regulations that may stem production.2

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1 http://env-health.org/IMG/pdf/heal_briefing_air_mng_eng.pdf
2 https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/mj.html
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Geography

Southeastern Europe, between the Adriatic Sea and Serbia
Area

Total 13,812 sq km
Land 13,452 sq km
Water 360 sq km

Climate

Mediterranean climate, hot dry summers and autumns and relatively cold winters with heavy snowfalls inland
Natural Resources

bauxite, hydroelectricity ;
Natural Hazards

destructive earthquakes
Current Environmental Issues

pollution of coastal waters from sewage outlets, especially in tourist-related areas such as Kotor

Demographics

Nationality
Montenegrin
Population
653,474 (July 2013 est.)
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Finances

Montenegro's economy is transitioning to a market system, but the state sector remains large and additional institutional changes are needed. The economy relies heavily on tourism and the export of refined metals. Unprofitable state-owned enterprises weigh on public finances. Montenegro severed its economy from federal control and from Serbia during the MILOSEVIC era and maintained its own central bank, adopted the deutsch mark, then the euro - rather than the Yugoslav dinar - as official currency, collected customs tariffs, and managed its own budget. The dissolution of the loose political union between Serbia and Montenegro in 2006 led to separate ...See More membership in several international financial institutions, such as the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. In January 2007, Montenegro joined the World Bank and IMF. Montenegro became the 156th member of World Trade Organization in December 2011. The European Council (EC) granted candidate country status to Montenegro at the December 2010 session. Montenegro began negotiations to join the EC in June, 2012, having met the conditions set down by the European Council, which called on Montenegro to take steps to fight corruption and organized crime. Unemployment and regional disparities in development are key political and economic problems. Montenegro has privatized its large aluminum complex - the dominant industry - as well as most of its financial sector, and has begun to attract foreign direct investment in the tourism sector. The global financial crisis had a significant negative impact on the economy, due to the ongoing credit crunch, a decline in the real estate sector, and a fall in aluminum exports. In 2012, real GDP growth slipped to 0.5%, reflecting the general downturn in most of Europe. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$7.461 billion (2012 est.); $7.458 billion (2011 est.); $7.226 billion (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

tobacco, potatoes, citrus fruits, olives, grapes; sheep
Industries

steelmaking, aluminum, agricultural processing, consumer goods, tourism