Budva – That Budva Riviera indeed is really the most attractive area for investments, and that more and more famous people from world business want to “turnover” their money in our stony coast, testifies also the last purchase of big parcel on Crvena glavica close to Sveti Stefan which recently became the property of the richest Greek in the world, multi billionaire Spiros Lacis. Even though his name is less familiar to the public, Lacis, the heir of the big corporation Lacis group, is one of the 10 richest people in Great Britain, whose richness at the moment is estimated at 20 billions of euros. Oil magnate and ship owner, Spiros Lacis through his company “Lamda” in Belgrade bought 10.000 square meters on Crvena glavica, paying 4 millions of euros for a parcel with no water and electricity, but which is located above one of the most beautiful beaches on the coast, popular Galija.
The families of local people, the owners of this land, have accepted the tempting offer of Lacis to sell the land, on which, as we found out, he plans to build luxurious sites.
The parcel which is about a kilometer away from Sveti Stefan, is overgrown with Mediterranean plants, and it goes down steeply towards the sea with exquisite view on Sveti Stefan shore.
The price of a square meter from Sveti Stefan to Petrovac from day to day is bigger, and almost every week Montenegrin public is shaken by some new million transactions. Still, Lacis with the purchase of hectares of land in a non – urban part of Budva municipality has placed a new record, having in mind that this kind price had only the parcels in the very center of the metropolis of tourism. The arrival of such a famous businessman in Montenegro represents another good sign that except the rich Russians, more and more people from European Union countries want to invest in tourism of “Wild beauty”.
The name of Spiros Lacis has become known in the world of business after his father Janis, one of the three richest ship-owners in Greece, died. Namely, Janis Lacis, whose nickname was the Captain, belonged to a threesome of richest ship-owners of Greece, together with Onasis and Niarhos. The main part of his wealth, which is more than 15 billions of euros he has earned thanks to taking part in most risky projects.
For example, during the Arabian – Israeli war, Janis Lacis has broken the embargo and started to supply with goods Arabian countries. He has become a personal friend of the leaders of Arabian countries and after that his fleet earned millions on transport of oil.
Janis had a lot of friends among the world elite. He received the Bush family, Margaret Thatcher, prince Charles, Risa and Mihale Gorbacov. Janis always spoke about his home country and explained his principled of work of which the basic one was: “Do a job abroad, and in Greece do only humanitarian work”. How influential family Lacis in the world is best speaks the fact that in 1990 in villa of Janis Lacis in London, which is the former royal castle, a historical summit of NATO was held on which for the first time in history the world leader Mihael Gorbacov was invited at. That even is considered to be the “end of the cold war”.
Janis Lacis in 1999 gave management of his huge corporation to his son Spiros. The seat of his corporation is in Great Britain, and the weekly Sunday Times listed him in 10 richest people on the island. Spiros’s oil company “Lacis group” is one of the most influential in the region, and the rich Greej has half of the property in “Eko Petrol”.
“Lacis group” will also take part in one of the biggest projects of the century, the construction of big oil pipeline in which the Russian oil will be transferred to the Mediterranean.
After almost 15 years of negotiations, three countries: Russia, Bulgaria, and Greece have put aside their disagreements, and made an arrangement about the construction of the oil pipeline whose worth is 700 millions of euros. The oil pipeline will be located between Bulgarian harbor Burgas on Black sea, and Greek Aleksandropolis on Aegean Sea, and it will go around the overburden Beaufort channel, where oil companies loose almost a billion of dollars per year because of the delay of tankers.
Having in mind that the policy of the company “Lacis group” is to constantly spread, it wouldn’t be strange that after the purchase of the parcel on Crvena glavica, they throw their eye on some other attractive real estate.
PAID THE VACATION TO BAROS
Spiros’ name is mentioned in the famous case of alleged corruption. So the European Parliament had arguments about the “case” of the president of the European commission Jose Manuel Baros, who, allegedly, has violated the rules of the European union because he went to a vacation, which the ship owner and a billionaire Spiros Lacis paid for him.
With the purchase of the hectares of land in a non – urbanized part of Budva municipality the multi billionaire and oil magnate Spiros Lacis has made a new record, and that big price had only the parcels in the center of metropolis of tourism.
BUSH FAMILY REGULARLY SPENDS SUMMER VACATONS AT LACIS’
One of the trademarks of Lacis Family is the expensive 122 meters long yacht “Aleksandar” the vacation on the yacht is favorite for numerous world personalities from the world of politics, show business and members of royal families. So every year the father of the current American president George Bush Senior with his wife Barbara spends his summer vacation on this yacht.
During the “Olympic games” in Athens in 2004, Spiros gave his big yacht “Aleksandar” for usage, so the great Russian president Vladimir Putin, and Turkish Prime Minister Tajip Regep Erdogan staid on it. Before they got married English prince Charles, and his present wife Kamila Parker Bouls spent their summer vacation on this yacht.