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12.09.2017 - Improvement of media sector important for progress towards EU

An expert mission on the freedom of expression and the media is staying in Podgorica from 11 to 14 September. During the mission, the experts will discuss with representatives of Montenegrin institutions ...

08.09.2017 - Call for written contributions to the European Commission 2018 Report on Montenegro

The Delegation of the European Union to Montenegro will soon launch preparations for the 2018 Report on Montenegro, which will be published next spring. ...

25.08.2017 - Johannes Hahn attends informal Western Balkans Prime Ministers' meeting in Durrës, Albania

Johannes Hahn, Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, will travel to Durrës, Albania, on Saturday 26 August, to attend the informal meeting of the Prime Ministers of the Western Balkans Six. ...

20.07.2017 - Open today! You can take part in public consultation to evaluate strengths and challenges of the EU's actions for Roma integration

oday, the European Commission haslaunched a public consultation to assess the implementation of the first EU Roma integration strategy called EU framework for National Roma Integration Strategies up to 2020 ...

19.07.2017 - European Parliament President concluding the official visit to Montenegro (18-19 July 2017)

"I wanted my first visit to a non-EU Member State to be in Montenegro to send a strong signal to our partners in the Western Balkans: Europe is present and committed to the EU perspective of the whole of the region ...

17.07.2017 - European Parliament President Official Visit to Montenegro (18-19 July 2017)

European Parliament President, Antonio Tajani, will pay an official visit to Montenegro from 18 to 19 July 2017. ...

12.07.2017 - Western Balkans Summit 2017: delivering for the region

Heads of Government, Foreign Ministers, Ministers of Economy and Ministers of Transport of the Western Balkans together with their counterparts from several EU Member States and high-level EU representatives ...

11.07.2017 - 2017 Western Balkans Summit – stepping up regional cooperation to advance on the European Union path

The Trieste Summit will be an opportunity to discuss concrete avenues to strengthen regional cooperation and thus further advance the EU integration process of the Western Balkans ...

11.07.2017 - Children's toys in Montenegro safer thanks to EU rules

In Montenegro, children are now safer from harmful chemicals and other risks in toys due to the alignment with EU legislation and better controls based on EU methodology ...

26.06.2017 - EU stands ready to help Montenegro to achieve its climate targets

The European Union aims to lead by example in the area of climate and environmental policy, and it stands ready to help its partners, including Montenegro, to achieve their climate targets ...

22.06.2017 - European Film Days in Montenegro 2017

The Delegation of the European Union to Montenegro, with the support of the EU Info Centre, will host the "European Film Days of in Montenegro" from 3 July until the end of October ...

21.06.2017 - Montenegro opens two more negotiation chapters with the EU, provisionally closes one

The ninth meeting of the Accession Conference with Montenegro at ministerial level was held today in Luxembourg to open negotiations on chapter 1 - Free movement of goods and chapter 22 ...

20.06.2017 - Joint statement of the eighth meeting of the Stabilisation and Association Council between the EU and Montenegro

The EU-Montenegro Stabilisation and Association Council (SA Council) held its eighth meeting on 20 June 2017. This meeting was chaired by Mr Aleksandar Andrija PEJOVIĆ, Minister of European Affairs of Montenegro ...

09.06.2017 - European Commissioner Johannes Hahn visits Montenegro

European Commissioner for Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn paid an official visit to Montenegro, where he met with Montenegro's officials and visited the construction site of a milestone energy connectivity project ...

08.06.2017 - The eighth meeting of the Subcommittee for internal market and competition between Montenegro and the European Commission held in Podgorica

The eighth meeting of the Subcommittee for internal market and competition between Montenegro and the European Commission was held today in Podgorica. ...

08.06.2017 - Commissioner Hahn's speech at the 'EU-Western Balkans Investment Climate Forum'

Speech by European Commissioner for Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn at the 'EU-Western Balkans Investment Climate Forum' ...

07.06.2017 - Tenth meeting of the Subcommittee on Transport, Energy, Environment, and Regional Policy held in Podgorica

The tenth meeting of the Subcommittee on Transport, Energy, Environment, and Regional Policy between Montenegro and the European Commission has been held today in Podgorica. ...

06.06.2017 - EU Commissioner Hahn to visit Montenegro

European Commissioner for Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn will visit Montenegro on 9 June ...

18.05.2017 - Visit by Director-General Danielsson to Montenegro

Director-General for EU Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Christian Danielsson paid an official visit to Montenegro, where he met with Montenegro's officials ...

11.05.2017 - EU Awards for Investigative Journalism presented in Montenegro

Jelena Jovanovic, journalist at daily newspaper "Vijesti," won the first prize of the EU award for investigative journalism for stories published in 2016 ...

11.05.2017 - Review meeting on EU-CoE Horizontal Facility Actions in Montenegro

The first meeting to review the implementation of the joint programme of the European Union and Council of Europe “Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey” (Horizontal Facility) was organised in Podgorica on 10 May 2017 ...

10.05.2017 - Europe Day marked in Montenegro: Montenegro belongs to European Union

The Delegation of the European Union in Montenegro marked Europe Day at a central celebration in the EU Info Centre. In his opening speech, the European Union’s Ambassador to Montenegro, Aivo Orav ...

27.04.2017 - Celebration of Europe Day in Montenegro on 5, 6, and 9 May

Delegation of the European Union to Montenegro, with the support of the EU Info Centre, will mark 9 May, Europe Day in Montenegro, which has become a tradition over the past few years ...

21.04.2017 - From Erasmus to Erasmus+ – A Story of 30 Years

This year the European Union marks the 30th anniversary of the Erasmus programme, its oldest programme in the field of education ...

21.04.2017 - Announcement of winners of the 2017 European Union Prize for Literature

We are pleased to announce the twelve winners of the 2017 European Union Prize for Literature ...

06.04.2017 - Simulation of the work of the European Council

The Ambassador of the European Union to Montenegro, Aivo Orav, opened the third simulation of the work of the European Council, organised by the Montenegrin Association of Political Science Students (MAPSS) in the EU Info Centre ...

28.03.2017 - EU announces winners of the Second Roma Integration Award for the Western Balkans and Turkey

Today, during an official ceremony, the European Commission announced the winners of the Second EU Roma Integration Award for the Western Balkans and Turkey ...

26.03.2017 - EU at 60: Peace, prosperity, unity

The adoption of the Rome Treaties on 25 March 1957 laid foundations for a unique economic and political partnership known today as the European Union: a union of peace and prosperity ...

20.03.2017 - Ministerial Conference on Mediterranean fisheries (Malta, 29 and 30 March 2017)

After the achievements reached in the framework of the Venice declaration for the sustainable development of fisheries in the Mediterranean adopted in 2003, it is high time to renew political commitment ...

17.03.2017 - Press points after the JLS Sub-committee meeting

During the last two days I have been co-chairing the seventh Justice, Freedom and Security Sub-committee meeting. I also had the opportunity to discuss the state of reforms and government activities in the area of rule of law with Minister Pejovic ...

15.03.2017 - Translation of the EU acquis, Montenegrin legislation and other EU-accession related documents

EU Ambassador to Montenegro, Aivo Orav, spoke today at the closing of the project “Translation of the EU acquis, Montenegrin legislation and other EU-accession related documents“ ...

10.03.2017 - Students from Bar to represent Montenegro youth in discussing the future of Europe

– On 13 March students from the Srednja ekonomsko-ugostiteljska škola in Bar, will be visited by Roman Haken to prepare them for "Your Europe, Your Say" (YEYS) ...

07.03.2017 - Contest for the 2017 EU Investigative Journalism Award launched in Montenegro

The EU Investigative Journalism Award contest was launched in Montenegro for the third year in a row. The goal is to award journalists whose investigative stories contribute to transparency and reporting on social issues ...

03.03.2017 - 10th National Anti-Corruption Conference held in Podgorica

The European Union will continue to support Montenegro in the fight against corruption, but it is the competent state institutions that have to take ownership of reforms in this area by working proactively ...

01.03.2017 - Visit by EU's HR/VP Federica Mogherini to Montenegro

The High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, Federica Mogherini, is visiting Podgorica on Wednesday, 1 March ...

01.03.2017 - Op-Ed by Federica Mogherini ahead of her visit to Montenegro

Leading the Western Balkans inside the European Union: this is a task for our political generation, not for the next one. The Balkans are part of Europe and have always been: no political boundary can change this geographic, historic and cultural reality ...

27.02.2017 - Fighting violence by promoting equality

Violence represents the worst form of discrimination and the fight against it requires the involvement of the entire society, said André Lys, the Head of Cooperation Section at the EU Delegation to Montenegro ...

22.02.2017 - High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini to travel to the Western Balkans in early March

Federica Mogherini, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, will travel to the Western Balkans from 1 to 4 March. ...

17.02.2017 - EU Ambassador's Remarks at the School of Democratic Leadership

EU Ambassador to Montenegro, Aivo Orav, opened today's School of Democratic Leadership, organised by NGO Civic Alliance. Ambassador Orav's remarks on "Challenges of Montenegro's EU path" ...

13.02.2017 - Interview: Angelina Eichhorst, EEAS Director for Western Europe, Western Balkans and Turkey

Following her visit to Montenegro on 8-9 February, the Director for Western Europe, Western Balkans and Turkey in the European External Action Service (EEAS), Angelina EICHHORST, gave an interview ...

01.02.2017 - Well-functioning public administration important for citizens, businesses and EU integration process

Speaking at a workshop on principles of public administration, EU Ambassador Aivo Orav encouraged Montenegro to pursue public administration reform decisively, no matter how painful the process may be ...

17.01.2017 - Opinion poll: continuous rise in support for Montenegro's EU accession

The most recent opinion poll reveals a continuing positive attitude towards the EU and Montenegro's accession process with a very high support of over 76% for EU membership among the decided voters who would turn out at the referendum. ...

04.01.2017 - Orav for MINA News Agency: Political situation will not have an impact on EU integration

Political situation in Montenegro will not have a negative impact on Montenegro's EU or NATO integration processes, said the Head of EU Delegation in Podgorica, Aivo Orav ...

20.12.2016 - Young people from Montenegro to have their say on the future of Europe

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) has selected Srednja ekonomsko-ugostiteljska škola from Bar, Montenegro to participate in the 2017 edition of Your Europe Your Say (YEYS) ...

13.12.2016 - Montenegro opens two more negotiation chapters with the EU

The eighth meeting of the Accession Conference with Montenegro at ministerial level was held today in Brussels to open negotiations on Chapter 11 - Agriculture and rural development and Chapter 19 - Social policy and employment ...

13.12.2016 - Advancing the Gender Equality Agenda in the Western Balkans and Turkey

Two-day regional conference on advancing the gender equality agenda in the Western Balkans and Turkey was opened today in Budva ...

09.12.2016 - EU Commissioner Hahn visited Montenegro

European Commissioner for Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, Johannes Hahn visited Montenegro on 8 December ...

08.12.2016 - Ruiz Calavera: No room for compromise when it comes to protection of human rights

As a country whose future lies in the European Union, Montenegro must make sure that its citizens’ human rights are well protected and enforced, because protection of human rights ...

07.12.2016 - Regional economic cooperation: road to common European future of the Western Balkans

European Commission will continue to support the process of regional economic integration both from the policy point of view but also through direct financial support ...

05.12.2016 - Interview: EU Ambassador to Montenegro for the European Western Balkans

After the publication of the 2016 Enlargement Package, EU Ambassador to Montenegro, Aivo Orav, talked to the online portal European Western Balkans ...

02.12.2016 - EU Commissioner Hahn to visit Montenegro

European Commissioner for Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, Johannes Hahn will visit Montenegro on 8 December. ...

25.11.2016 - EU strongly committed to ending gender-based violence

Gender equality is one of the founding principles of the European Union, and EU is strongly committed to ending gender-based violence, said the EU Ambassador to Montenegro Aivo Orav ...

15.11.2016 - Reforming public administration through EU accession to better respond to citizens' needs

The European Union places a particular emphasis on public administration reform in the enlargement countries, but these reforms will fully deliver the desired results only if countries are seriously committed to comprehensive, ambitious and credible reforms ...

14.11.2016 - Annual Conference of the Regional School of Public Administration (ReSPA)

The 9th Annual Conference of the Regional School of Public Administration (ReSPA) is taking place in Podgorica on 15-16 November ...

11.11.2016 - Orav: EU firmly committed to countering violent extremism

Violent extremism, as a global challenge which knows no boundaries, poses a serious threat to all countries and peoples, regardless of their cultural differences ...

10.11.2016 - Ambassador Orav presents Montenegro 2016 Report

Head of Delegation and Ambassador of the European Union to Montenegro, Aivo ORAV, presented on 9 November the Montenegro 2016 Report ...

09.11.2016 - Key findings of the 2016 Report on Montenegro

The European Commission has adopted the Enlargement Package today which includes the 2016 Report on Montenegro. These are the key findings ...

07.11.2016 - Presentation of the European Commission's Montenegro Report 2016

On the occasion of the publication of the European Commission's Montenegro Report 2016, the Delegation of the European Union to Montenegro will organise a press conferenc ...

04.11.2016 - Modernising higher education through regional alumni networking

Establishment of a Western Balkan alumni association would contribute to the exchange of knowledge and best practices in higher education and wider community ...

01.11.2016 - Balkan Connexion: Dialogue on a Western Balkans Regional Alumni Association

Next Thursday and Friday (3 and 4 November), the European Commission will organise a conference in Podgorica on the establishment of a Western Balkans regional alumni association
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24.10.2016 - Erasmus+ Call for Proposals 2017

Erasmus+ offers opportunities for higher education mobility and cooperation projects with European partners ...

21.10.2016 - Civil servants from Montenegro to participate in the EU Scheme for Young Professionals

Five young civil servants from Montenegro have been selected to participate in the EU Scheme for Young Professionals in the Western Balkans ...

20.10.2016 - EEAS Director for Western Europe, Western Balkans and Turkey to visit Montenegro

– Director for Western Europe, Western Balkans and Turkey at the European External Action Service (EEAS), Angelina Eichhorst, is visiting Montenegro ...

18.10.2016 - Joint Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini and Commissioner Johannes Hahn on the elections in Montenegro

The people of Montenegro voted in parliamentary and local elections yesterday, in a calm and orderly manner and under a reformed legal framework ...

14.10.2016 - EU Ambassador on access to justice for persons with disabilities: Human rights are non-negotiable

We need to tear down the walls and remove all barriers which make social, economic and political life difficult for persons with disabilities in Montenegro ...

13.10.2016 - Orav: Erasmus+ helps us create society of tolerance, understanding and diversity

Erasmus+ programme provides Montenegrin students, teachers and higher education institutions with the possibilities to study abroad, exchange experience, improve curricula and internationalise ...

07.10.2016 - EU support to candidate countries in the fight against cross-border crime

Regional conference on present and future challenges in the fight against cross-border organised crime, which took place in Budva yesterday ...

22.09.2016 - Second Roma Integration Award for the Western Balkans and Turkey

Are you an NGO from the Western Balkans or Turkey and are you running a successful project there to help Roma children, youth and/or young adults? ...

16.09.2016 - Statement by EU Ambassador Orav after presentation of credentials to President of Montenegro

Newly appointed Head of Delegation of the European Union to Montenegro, Mr Aivo Orav, presented his credentials today to H.E. President of Montenegro, Mr Filip Vujanovic ...

13.09.2016 - European Film Days in Montenegro

From 8th to 28th September, the Delegation of the European Union to Montenegro, with the support of the EU Info Centre, will organise a European Film Festival in six cities across Montenegro ...

04.09.2016 - Interview: Violeta Bulc, European Commissioner for Transport

Ahead of her official visit to Montenegro on 5 September, the European Commissioner for Transport, Violeta Bulc, gave an interview to News Agency MINA ...

02.09.2016 - EU Commissioner Bulc to visit Montenegro

EU Commissioner for Transport, Violeta Bulc will visit Montenegro on 5 September. During her visit, Commissioner Bulc will be hosted by Montenegro's Minister of Transport, Ivan Brajović ...

30.08.2016 - Farewell Letter from Ambassador Drobnič

Dear friends and colleagues, at the end of my term in office and indeed, at the end of my diplomatic career, the time has come for me to bid farewell to Montenegro ...

21.07.2016 - Aivo Orav appointed as EU Ambassador to Montenegro

Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice President of the Commission, announced yesterday the appointment of 17 new Heads of EU Delegations in the framework of the regular rotation for this year. ...

15.07.2016 - Interview: Vytenis Andriukaitis, EU Commissioner for Health and Food Safety

After the recent opening of negotiations in Chapter 12 – Food safety, veterinary and phytosanitary policy, European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, Vytenis Andriukaitis ...

12.07.2016 - EU Commissioner Andriukaitis visits Montenegro

EU Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, Vytenis Andriukaitis will visit Montenegro on 14-15 July ...

01.07.2016 - Roma Seminar 2016 – From Words to Deeds – Toward Roma Integration

Delegation of the European Union to Montenegro, in cooperation with European Commission's Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement (NEAR) ...

29.06.2016 - 70th Anniversary since women gained voting rights in Montenegro

On the occasion of the 70th anniversary since women in Montenegro gained the right to vote, the Delegation of the European Union to Montenegro, Ministry of Human and Minority Rights and UNDP ...

28.06.2016 - EU Delegation helps to promote safe cycling in Montenegro

Representatives of the EU Delegation, Capital City of Podgorica, Police Administration and NGO Biciklo.me participated in a joint bicycle ride aimed at promoting traffic safety for cyclists in Podgorica ...

21.06.2016 - Seventh meeting of the stabilisation and association Council between the European Union and Montenegro

The EU-Montenegro Stabilisation and Association Council (SA Council) held its seventh meeting on Monday 20 June 2016. This meeting was chaired by Mr Bert KOENDERS ...

06.06.2016 - September in Brussels

Delegation of the European Union to Montenegro in cooperation with the Faculty of Economics of the University of Montenegro and with the support of the EU Info Centre ...

06.06.2016 - EU Delegation donated containers for the cleaning action in Crmnica

Head of the EU Delegation to Montenegro, Ambassador Mitja Drobnič, delivered a donation – waste collection containers to the Public Utility Company of Bar ...

22.05.2016 - Speech by European Council President Donald Tusk at the Ceremony of the 10th Anniversary of the Independence of Montenegro

President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, visited Montenegro upon invitation from President Filip Vujanovic on the occasion of the 10th anniversary ...

17.05.2016 - Interview of MEP Anneliese Dodds to MINA News Agency

In the run-up to the 12th meeting of the EU-Montenegro Stabilisation and Association Parliamentary Committee (SAPC), taking place in Podgorica on 19-20 May ...

11.05.2016 - EU Awards for Investigative Journalism presented in Montenegro

Mirko Boskovic, journalist at the Public Service Broadcaster RTCG, won the first prize of the EU award for investigative journalism for stories published in 2015 ...

10.05.2016 - Europe Day in Montenegro: a celebration of peace and unity

Delegation of the European Union to Montenegro, as it was the case in previous years, celebrated Europe Day with a music concert and a series of activities organised in cooperation with Member States' Embassies ...

06.05.2016 - Montenegro's road to EU – a challenging, yet rewarding journey

The road to membership of the European Union is not smooth, let alone strewn with rose petals. It is a difficult path and the ride to the final destination is a bumpy one. ...

05.05.2016 - Connecting Youth – Western Balkans Youth Conference – Paris, 4 July 2016

The European Commission and the Government of the French Republic, supported by the European Youth Forum and SALTO South East Europe Resource Centre, are launching a Call for Applications to the Western Balkans Youth Conference ...

25.04.2016 - EU Delegation welcomes amended Code of Ethics for Journalists in Montenegro

The Delegation of the European Union to Montenegro welcomes the amended Code of Ethics for Journalists in Montenegro, presented on 21 April, which was adopted with the support of the OSCE ...

22.04.2016 - Celebration of Europe Day in Podgorica on 8 and 9 May

The Delegation of the European Union to Montenegro, with the support of the EU Info Centre, will mark 9 May – Europe Day – in Podgorica, which has become a tradition over the past few years ...

11.04.2016 - Coalition of CSOs for monitoring negotiations in Chapter 27 established

Coalition of 15 civil society organisations (CSOs) was established today with the aim of strengthening public participation and monitoring the negotiation process in Chapter 27 ...

07.04.2016 - Ulcinj Saline is part of the European natural heritage and should be urgently protected

Ulcinj Saline still lacks the legal protection status that it deserves, and a constructive solution needs to be found urgently, in consultation with local and national authorities
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06.04.2016 - Letter from MEPs Dodds and Reintke to Montenegrin PM on Ulcinj Saline

Co-Chair of the Montenegro-EU Stabilisation and Association Committee of the European Parliament, Anneliese Dodds, and member of the Montenegro-EU Stabilisation and Association Committee of the European ...

05.04.2016 - Commissioner Hahn's Interview with Montenegrin daily Dnevne novine - correction

Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, Johannes Hahn, gave an interview to the weekend edition of Montenegrin daily newspaper Dnevne novine ...

31.03.2016 - Institutional transparency and accountability important for Montenegro's path to EU membership

Accountability, Technology and Institutional Openness Network in South-East Europe (ACTION SEE) is an EU-funded regional NGO initiative whose goal is to follow up on the implementation ...

30.03.2016 - HRVP Mogherini met with the Prime Minister of Montenegro Đukanović

Federica Mogherini, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of European Commission, met today with the Prime Minister of Montenegro, Milo Đukanović ...

29.03.2016 - Remarks by European Council President Donald Tusk after his meeting with Prime Minister of Montenegro Milo Đukanović

I am pleased to welcome Prime Minister Milo Djukanović in Brussels today. But before anything else let me first say that Brussels is still in mourning after last week's terrorist attacks. ...

27.03.2016 - Commissioner Hahn's interview with Montenegrin daily Pobjeda

Migration crisis jeopardises the external borders of the Union as well as the stability of EU institutions. To what extent can this crisis jeopardise the functioning of the Union ...

23.03.2016 - Book of condolences in EU Delegation to commemorate victims of Brussels attacks

Following yesterday's terrorist attacks in Brussels, on behalf of the Embassy of Belgium in Belgrade, the Delegation of the European Union to Montenegro will open a book of condolences to representatives of diplomatic missions and international organisations ...

21.03.2016 - Teenage refugees are the future “workers and geniuses” in Europe, say YEYS delegates

Your Europe, Your Say! (YEYS) lived up to all expectations, as young people from the EU-28 and candidate countries shook things up with their enthusiasm and fresh ideas to help integrate migrants into European societies – the theme of this year’s event. ...

15.03.2016 - Montenegro to ensure that every person’s human rights are enforced and protected

During the accession process, Montenegro must ensure that adequate legal instruments are in place to prevent discrimination and hence to protect human rights for everyone ...

09.03.2016 - Contest for the 2016 EU Investigative Journalism Award launched in Montenegro

For the second year in a row, the EU Investigative Journalism Award contest was launched in Montenegro ...

07.03.2016 - Latest opinion poll findings on Montenegro's EU integration process: steady support for membership

Enlargement story needs to be told the way it deserves, and Montenegrin citizens must be well-informed in order to understand what it means to live in the EU and what the process of accession brings to them ...

07.03.2016 - Montenegrin students to take part in European Youth Debate on migration

On 10 March Roman Haken, a member of the European Economic and Social Committee will visit Gimnazija in Cetinje to prepare students for the "Your Europe, Your Say" European Youth debate which will take place later in Brussels ...

22.02.2016 - EU Ambassador's opening remarks on Freedom of Expression and Media Accountability

Freedom of expression is a non-negotiable fundamental right and lies at the heart of democracy; it is one of the key indicators of a country's state of democracy and its readiness to become part of the EU ...

12.02.2016 - Customs Union – fighting cross-border crime and protecting public health, environment and cultural heritage

Boosting economic relations among Member States, developing trade activities, improving living standards by providing better employment opportunities, raising productivity ...

09.02.2016 - Report on Pre-Selection of the European Capital of Culture 2021

The report of the jury which pre-selected Herceg Novi (Montenegro) and Novi Sad (Serbia) as candidates for the European Capital of Culture in 2021 is now available online ...

02.02.2016 - EU support for Montenegrin civil society organisations

Last year, the Delegation of the European Union to Montenegro awarded 15 grant contracts to Montenegrin and European civil society organisations (CSOs), as part of the EU’s assistance programme aimed specifically at supporting the development of local CSOs
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29.01.2016 - Role of Media in Promoting Gender Equality

With the help of experts from EU Member States, Montenegro benefitted from a TAIEX workshop on Gender Equality in the Media, which gathered media professionals from various parts of the country. ...

21.01.2016 - Public debate on negotiation chapter 10 – Information society and media

Implementation of European legislation and practices in the area of information society and media will enable Montenegrin citizens to have better internet services at more favourable prices, reduced prices of mobile phone services ...

18.01.2016 - EU grants awarded to Montenegrin CSOs, Council of Europe and UNDP

The Delegation of the European Union to Montenegro has recently signed six grant contracts with Montenegrin civil society organisations (CSOs) under the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights
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22.12.2015 - Debate on negotiation chapter 5 – Public Procurement

Office of the Chief Negotiator of Montenegro with the EU, Delegation of the European Union to Montenegro, UK Embassy to Montenegro and British Council ...

21.12.2015 - Additional financing for housing and home improvement in Montenegro

The European Fund for Southeast Europe (EFSE) and Société Générale banka Montenegro have launched a partnership to improve access to housing finance for low-income households in the country ...

11.12.2015 - Herceg Novi short-listed for the title of European Capital of Culture 2021

Herceg Novi (Montenegro) and Novi Sad (Serbia) have been shortlisted today in the competition for the title of European Capital of Culture 2021 in a candidate country or potential candidate to EU membership ...

11.12.2015 - EU Delegation to Montenegro marks International Human Rights Day 2015

On the occasion of the International Human Rights Day 2015, Delegation of the European Union to Montenegro, together with the Ombudsman Institution, the OSCE Mission to Montenegro and NGO Civic Alliance ...

09.12.2015 - EU Ambassador Addresses IX National Anti-Corruption Conference

On the occasion of the International Anti-Corruption Day, Ambassador of the European Union, Mitja Drobnič delivered opening remarks together with the Minister of Justice of Montenegro ...

07.12.2015 - Role of Civil Society important in every democracy

Ambassador of the European Union to Montenegro, Mitja Drobnič, opened today in Podgorica an international conference entitled "Does civil society participate in decision-making" ...

27.11.2015 - Your Europe, Your Say – opportunity for Montenegrin pupils to visit Brussels!

Within the framework of working with young people, as one of its priorities, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) is launching the seventh edition of "Your Europe, Your Say" ...

24.11.2015 - Erasmus+ Info Day in Montenegro: Education, talent and innovation for more prosperous societies

Ambassador of the European Union to Montenegro, Mr Mitja Drobnič, opened the Erasmus+ Info Day at the University of Montenegro on Tuesday, 24 November, together with the Minister of Education, ...

19.11.2015 - Visit to the Municipality of Herceg Novi and Public Debate on Fisheries

On 18 November, representatives of the Delegation of the European Union to Montenegro visited Herceg Novi. The EUD team, led by the Head of Delegation, Ambassador Mitja Drobnič ...

13.11.2015 - Ambassador Drobnič presented the Montenegro 2015 Report

The Head of Delegation and the Ambassador of the European Union to Montenegro, Mitja Drobnič, presented on 10 November the Montenegro 2015 Report, at a local press conference ...

10.11.2015 - Key findings of the 2015 report on Montenegro

The report on Montenegro is part of the 2015 Enlargement Package adopted today by the European Commission. The European Commission concluded that the country continued to make progress as regards the political ...

29.10.2015 - Importance of CSOs in the Fight against Corruption

Representatives of civil society organisations from South-East Europe gathered at a conference organised by the Centre for Democratic Transition (CDT) ...

28.10.2015 - Refugees to be treated in a humane manner to avoid a humanitarian tragedy in Europe

On 28 October, representatives of Montenegrin institutions, CSOs and international organisations gathered at the regional conference “Refugee Crisis in the EU and in the Region – EU plans, governmental strategies ...

25.10.2015 - Statement by the EU Delegation on the protests in Podgorica of 24 October 2015

The Delegation of the European Union expresses concern over the clashes that erupted during the demonstrations in Podgorica on 24 October 2015 ...

19.10.2015 - Statement of the EU Delegation regarding the recent events in Podgorica

We have been following closely the events in Podgorica during the last few days. We expect all concerned to show restraint and respect the law. In particular, we call on all political actors to proceed with a constructive dialogue ...

16.10.2015 - By empowering civil society we are also empowering citizens

On 16 October, more than fifty Civil Society Organisations presented their work at the NGO EXPO event organised in Podgorica. ...

13.10.2015 - The Head of EU Delegation to Montenegro Mitja Drobnic interview to Kosovo 2.0

“THE CHANGES A COUNTRY NEEDS TO UNDERGO BEFORE IT JOINS THE EU REQUIRE CONTINUOUS EFFORTS” ...

12.10.2015 - Inter-Parliamentary Conference on the Economic Governance and Job Creation in the EU and in Enlargement Countries in Sarajevo

The European Parliament, in cooperation with the Regional Cooperation Council, organises an Inter-parliamentary Conference on the ECONOMIC GOVERNANCE AND JOB CREATION ...

09.10.2015 - World / Europe day against The Death Penalty 10 October 2015

The abolition of the death penalty worldwide is one of the flagship objectives of the EU’s human rights policy. ...

05.10.2015 - European Prison Rules presented in Montenegro

On Thursday 1 October, the NGO Youth Initiative for Human Rights (YIHR) organized a presentation of the translation of the Council of Europe’s ‘European Prison Rules’ into the Montenegrin language. ...

24.09.2015 - European Mobility Week 2015 marked in Montenegro

The Delegation of the European Union to Montenegro, with the support of the EU Info Centre, and in cooperation with the Ministry of Tourism and Sustainable Development, the Capital City of Podgorica and the Municipalities of Bar and Nikšić, ...

14.09.2015 - 9th IPA Monitoring Committee Meeting took place in Podgorica

The 9th IPA Monitoring Committee Meeting was held today at the EU Info Centre in Podgorica. ...

11.09.2015 - EU Director for Western Balkans Jean-Eric Paquet in visit to Montenegro

The Director for Western Balkans at the European Commission (Directorate-General for European Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations - DG NEAR), Mr Jean-Eric Paquet, will pay an official visit to Montenegro on 13-14 September 2015. ...

10.09.2015 - European Mobility Week in Montenegro

The Delegation of the European Union to Montenegro, with the support of the EU Info Centre, and in cooperation with the Ministry of Tourism and Sustainable Development ...

08.09.2015 - Training for Journalists on EU accession

British Council is inviting journalists in Montenegro who report on the EU accession to apply for a 5-day intensive training course, which will be delivered 05-09 October 2015 in Podgorica. ...

04.09.2015 - The EIDHR 2015 Global Call for Proposals

The EIDHR 2015 Global Call for Proposals has been published on Europeaid website ...

01.09.2015 - Reply to the Open Letter from editors and journalists of seven Montenegrin media outlets

With regard to the open letter addressed to the European Commissioner for Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, Johannes HAHN, and to the Head of Delegation of the European Union to Montenegro ...

28.08.2015 - Declaration adopted at the Western Balkans Summit in Vienna

At the Western Balkans Summit, which took place in Vienna on 27 August 2015, in which representatives of the EU (Federica Mogherini, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission ...

28.08.2015 - Towards a common future for Western Balkans and the EU

Yesterday, the Government of Austria hosted the leaders of the Western Balkans in a high-level meeting in support of the European Union perspective for this region ...

27.08.2015 - EU Delegation condemns damage inflicted on the vehicle of daily newspaper "Dan"

The Delegation of the European Union to Montenegro expresses its concerns over the damage done to the vehicle used by one of the co-owners of the daily newspaper "Dan". ...

26.08.2015 - EU support for the Western Balkans at 2015 Summit in Vienna

Federica Mogherini, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy / Vice-President of the European Commission, Vice-President for Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič and Johannes Hahn ...

04.08.2015 - Statement by the EU Spokesperson for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations in response to the negative media stories about the EU institutions and its representatives

We are familiar with negative reporting in certain media outlets in Montenegro about the European Union institutions and its representatives. ...

31.07.2015 - Statement of the EU Delegation on the recent damaging of the RTCG vehicle

The Delegation of the European Union to Montenegro expresses its concerns in relation to the recent damaging of the company vehicle used by the Director General of the Public Service Broadcaster RTCG ...

21.07.2015 - "Keeping human rights at the heart of the EU agenda" - EU adopts new EU Action Plan on Human Rights and Democracy

Crises, poverty and many attempts worldwide to shrink the space of civil society require all our attention and efforts on human rights. We face every day the dramatic situation ...

17.07.2015 - EU expects full implementation of electoral legislation

The Head of Delegation of the European Union to Montenegro, Ambassador Mitja Drobnič, participated today at a conference dedicated to the implementation of electoral legislation in the run-up to parliamentary elections ...

15.07.2015 - Statement on the EU Investigative Journalism Award

Following a series of television talk-shows, articles in newspapers and questions from different media outlets with regard to the EU Investigative Journalism Award ...

06.07.2015 - Director-General Christian Danielsson to visit Montenegro on 7 and 8 July

Christian Danielsson, Director-General of DG Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations at the European Commission, will pay an official visit to Montenegro on 7-8 July 2015 ...

30.06.2015 - Ceremonial handover of ATVs under the project “Streamlining the Asylum and Mixed Migration System in Montenegro”

On Tuesday, 30 June, at the border crossing Sukobin-Murićani, Head of the EU Delegation to Montenegro, Ambassador Mitja Drobnič, officially handed over two all-terrain vehicles (ATV) and trailers
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30.06.2015 - Visiting the construction site in Konik where 48 apartments are being built for internally displaced persons

The apartments in Konik, whose construction is almost complete, are funded by the European Union through its Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance ...

26.06.2015 - Statement by the High Representative/Vice-President Frederica Mogherini on the occasion of the United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

Today, as we celebrate the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, our thoughts go to all those around the world who have been and continue to be exposed to this horrible practice. ...

25.06.2015 - Montenegro and the EU: EU-Montenegro JCC calls for increased political accountability and ownership of the accession process in Montenegro

The 6th meeting of the EU-Montenegro Civil Society Joint Consultative Committee (JCC), organized on 23 and 24 June at the EESC headquarters in Brussels ...

24.06.2015 - “Respect life, surrender weapons” campaign launched

On 24 June, the campaign “Respect life, surrender weapons” officially started with a press conference held in the UN Eco Building in Podgorica. ...

20.06.2015 - Environment and Climate Change Week in Montenegro

The Delegation of the European Union to Montenegro, in cooperation with the EU Info Centre and three local NGOs dealing with environment (Green Home, Eco Centre Dolphin and Ozone), ...

17.06.2015 - Message by High Representative / Vice-President Federica Mogherini on today's European Climate Diplomacy Day

Protecting our environment is the big challenge of our times, not just of one day. Still, each and every day matters. ...

11.06.2015 - Visit to the Municipality of Niksic and Roundtable on Consumer Protection

On 11 June, representatives of the Delegation of the European Union to Montenegro visited Niksic. EUD team, led by the Head of Delegation, Ambassador Mitja Drobnič, visited the Niksic Waterworks and Sewerage ...

02.06.2015 - Inauguration of the project "Design and construction of sewerage system in the Old Royal Capital of Cetinje"

On Tuesday 2 June, the Head of Delegation of the European Union to Montenegro, Mitja Drobnič, and the mayor of the Old Royal Capital of Cetinje, Aleksandar Bogdanović ...

17.05.2015 - Declaration by the High Representative, Federica Mogherini, on behalf of the European Union on the occasion of the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

On this International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, the EU stands together with LGBTI people all around the world ...

12.05.2015 - Making tolerance and respect the hallmarks of Europe

Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, I would like to thank the Government of Montenegro for inviting me to their conference on ending hate crime and violence based on sexual orientation.
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08.05.2015 - Commissioner Hahn’s Europe Day Message

Brussels, (9 May 2015) - Europe Day is an occasion for celebration, but also for reflection. In 1950, the French Foreign Minister, Robert Schuman, set out his idea for a new form of political and economic cooperation in Europe ...

30.04.2015 - Celebration of Europe Week 2015

Delegation of the European Union to Montenegro is pleased to announce the opening of Europe Week in Montenegro. ...

17.04.2015 - European Commission statement following the meeting between the Prime Minister of Montenegro, Milo Djukanovic and Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker

President Juncker met with Prime Minister of Montenegro Milo Đukanović. This was the President's first meeting with the Prime Minister ...

14.04.2015 - What does a united Europe mean to you?

The European Commission has launched a video competition entitled “What does a united Europe mean to you?” for young people (aged 13-15) ...

08.04.2015 - Contribution to the 2015 Report on Montenegro

In October 2015, the European Commission will publish the 2015 Report on Montenegro. The views and insights of the civil society in this regard are of great importance. ...

30.03.2015 - Two new negotiation chapters opened

Two new negotiating chapters were opened today at the Inter-Governmental Accession Conference (IGC) with Montenegro held in Brussels: Chapter 16 on Taxation and Chapter 30 on External Relations. ...

26.03.2015 - Speech by EU Commissioner Johannes Hahn at the meeting with Western Balkans 6 Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Transport

Ministers, I am delighted to be with you today on the occasion of the first meeting within the Western Balkan 6 framework since taking up my mandate in November.
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24.03.2015 - Feasibility Study for the 400 kV Interconnection between Serbia, Montenegro and BiH completed

Within the Western Balkans Investment Framework (WBIF), the Feasibility Study including ESIA for the 400 kV Interconnection between Serbia – Montenegro – BiH, prepared by the Infrastructure Projects Facility and executed by IPF1 (WYG Consortium)
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20.03.2015 - Peer Review Mission in the Area of Judiciary

A Peer Review Mission in the area of Judiciary took place in Podgorica between 18 and 20 March 2015. ...

16.03.2015 - Launching of the EU Investigative Journalism Award Contest

The Delegation of the European Union to Montenegro is pleased to announce the launch of the 2015 EU Investigative Journalism Award Contest. ...

08.03.2015 - Neighbourhood and enlargement countries: EU committed to strengthening women's rights

Speaking on the occasion of the International Women's Day, EU Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, Johannes Hahn, underlined the EU's unrelenting commitment to promoting women's rights in the partner countries. ...

04.03.2015 - Statement of the EU Delegation concerning false information about the European Commission President's statements

President of the European Commission, Mr Jean-Claude Juncker, did not give an interview to the Spanish weekly El Nuevo Lunes. Mr Juncker did not make any statements about the Podgorica Aluminium Plant (KAP)
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04.03.2015 - EU support for prevention, preparedness and response to floods in the Western Balkans and Turkey

On 1 January 2015, the implementation of the Programme for Prevention, Preparedness and Response to Floods in the Western Balkans and Turkey (IPA FLOODS) – a regional initiative funded by the European Commission Directorate-General for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection ...

19.02.2015 - “Support the adoption of the Schengen acquis” project launched

On Thursday, 19 February 2015, the Delegation of the European Union to Montenegro, the Ministry of Interior of Montenegro, Police Directorate together with the Austrian Federal Ministry of Interior and Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Slovenia presented the Twinning project “Support the adoption of the Schengen acquis”. ...

10.02.2015 - Director for Western Balkans Jean-Eric Paquet visits border crossing point Bozaj

On Monday, 9 February, at the start of his first official visit to Montenegro, the Director for Western Balkans at the Directorate-General for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations (DG NEAR), Jean-Eric Paquet,
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09.02.2015 - IPARD like is a chance to increase competiveness of Montenegrin farmers

On 9 February 2015, Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Montenegro Mitja Drobnič and Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Petar Ivanović held a press conference about the public call for investments
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02.02.2015 - What does a united Europe mean to you?

Share your views on what a united Europe means to you in a one-minute video! ...

29.01.2015 - EU Delegation visits Bijelo Polje and Berane

On 28 January 2015, representatives of the Delegation of the European Union to Montenegro visited Bijelo Polje and Berane within the framework of the EU-funded project ...

23.01.2015 - Day of Journalists of Montenegro

On the occasion of 23 January – Day of Journalists of Montenegro – the Delegation of the European Union to Montenegro wishes to congratulate all Montenegrin journalists. ...

14.01.2015 - European Capitals of Culture – Call for Applications

Started in 1985, the European Capitals of Culture are an initiative of the European Union. Over the years, this initiative has grown into one of the most ambitious cultural projects in Europe both in scope as well as in scale.
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09.01.2015 - EU Delegation pays tribute to the victims of the attack on Charlie Hebdo

On 9 January 2015, the Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Montenegro Mitja Drobnič signed the book of condolences at the French Embassy in Podgorica, expressing deepest sympathy to the Republic of France ...

16.12.2014 - Four new negotiation chapters opened

Montenegro will as of now negotiate with the European Union the negotiation chapters on customs union, statistics, consumer and health protection and financial and budgetary provisions. ...

11.12.2014 - PRESS RELEASE

The conclusions of the conference organised by the European Parliament, the European Commission and the Italian Presidency of the Council of the EU on "Fundamental Rights, non-discrimination and the protection of vulnerable groups ...

10.12.2014 - Head of the Delegation signed UN e-petion #iBelong to end statelessness

As part of the activities marking the International Human Rights Day, the Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Montenegro, Ambassador Mitja Drobnič, spoke at the UN Conference on "Ending Statelessness in a Decade". ...

01.12.2014 - PRESS RELEASE

The Delegation of the European Union to Montenegro has recently signed 7 grant contracts with Montenegrin civil society organisations (CSOs).  ...

25.11.2014 - International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

Today is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. On this occasion, the Delegation of the European Union to Montenegro would like to recall that gender equality and women's empowerment ...

21.11.2014 - Accession negotiations with Montenegro remain a priority

Johannes Hahn, the European Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations is in Montenegro today ...

21.11.2014 - EU and Montenegro in partnership to prepare the country for accession

Speech by Johannes Hahn, European Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations to Members to the European Integration Committee of the Parliament of Montenegro
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14.11.2014 - EU Delegation Team visits to the North of Montenegro

Between 11 and 13 November 2014, representatives of the Delegation of the European Union to Montenegro visited five northern municipalities (Pluzine, Savnik, Berane, Petnjica and Bijelo Polje) ...

13.11.2014 - EU launches new project to launch process of natural gas supply in Montenegro

Currently Montenegro does not yet have any system for distribution of natural gas. Gas consumption is currently limited to the use of gas in cylinders. ...

11.11.2014 - Future homes for 50 Roma families

On 11 November, the Head of the EU Delegation to Montenegro Mitja Drobnič and the Minister of Labour and Social Welfare, Predrag Bošković, ceremonially laid the foundation stone in Podgorica for the future homes of 50 Roma families ...

10.11.2014 - Announcement: EU Delegation representatives will visit northern municipalities

Representatives of the Delegation of the European Union to Montenegro will visit the municipalities of Pluzine, Savnik, Berane, Petnjica and Bijelo Polje between 11 and 13 November 2014. ...

07.11.2014 - Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, Johannes Hahn to visit Montenegro on 21 November

On 21 November 2014, Johannes Hahn, the European Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, will pay an official visit to Montenegro. ...

05.11.2014 - Statement: Opening of a promenade in Kolašin

The Head of the Montenegro Unit at the European Commission's DG Enlargement, Dirk Lange, and the State Secretary for European Integration and Chief Negotiator Ambassador Aleksandar Andrija Pejovic ...

05.11.2014 - Support of the Delegation of the European Union to Montenegro for the second Podgorica Pride Rally

The second Podgorica Pride Rally for LGBTI rights was held on 2 November 2014 without any incidents reported. About two hundred participants marched peacefully, demanding equal rights for sexual minorities and respect for basic human rights. ...

24.10.2014 - Commissioners Hahn and Damanaki welcome endorsement of the EU Strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian Region by Europe's leaders

The European Commission has welcomed the endorsement today by EU leaders of the new EU Strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian Region (EUSAIR).
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17.10.2014 - Montenegro starts simultaneous transmission analogue and digital signal on 1 December

The ongoing digitalisation process of the public broadcaster was the main topic of a press conference organised by the Ministry for Information Society and Telecommunications on 17 October in the EU Info Centre. ...

09.10.2014 - Presentation of the EC Progress Report for Montenegro 2014

The Head of the Montenegro Unit within the European Commission Directorate General for EU Enlargement, Dirk Lange, and the Head of the EU Delegation to Montenegro Mitja Drobnič presented on 8th of October the Progress Report 2014. ...

08.10.2014 - Key findings of the 2014 Progress Report on Montenegro

The Progress Report on Montenegro is part of the 2014 Enlargement Package adopted today by the European Commission. This is the third Progress Report on Montenegro since the country opened accession negotiations with the EU in June 2012. ...

03.10.2014 - Montenegro will benefit from over 270 million Euros financial assistance from the EU until 2020

A better and independent civil service, a strengthened system to fight organised crime, an improved business environment, an enhanced capacity for environmental management ...

19.09.2014 - Common borders, common future – European Cooperation Day celebrated in Podgorica

During the past 7 years, through programmes of bilateral cooperation 100 projects funded by the EU worth 14 million Euro were implemented in Montenegro. ...

18.09.2014 - Visa Information System starts operations in Montenegro

On 25 September 2014, the Visa Information System (VIS) will start operations in all Schengen States' consulates present in Montenegro. ...

18.09.2014 - Cammarata visits Žabljak and Pljevlja

The Head of Political, European Integration and Trade Section in EU Delegation in Montenegro, Alberto Cammarata visited Žabljak and Pljevlja on 15 and 16 September 2014. Cammarata met with the representatives of local communities ...

10.09.2014 - The new structure of the Juncker Commission

President-elect Jean Claude Juncker announced the allocation of responsibilities in his team. Who he proposed to be new commissioners, including the commissioner for European neighborhood policy and enlargement negotiations, and what will be tasks of new teams check in this info graphic. ...

10.09.2014 - ECB Launches EU-funded Cooperation Programme with Central Bank of Montenegro

The European Central Bank (ECB) has launched a Eurosystem cooperation programme with the Central Bank of Montenegro. The programme is aimed at assisting the Central Bank of Montenegro in their preparations for joining the European System of Central Banks (ESCB). ...

29.08.2014 - Examples of improving LGBTI rights

“When you talk with the LGBTI community, do not assume anything and do not judge,” said Amets Suess and added: “Ask how they would like to be addressed and referred to.” Suess gave this advice to Montenegrin social and healthcare workers. ...

20.08.2014 - Call for Expression of Interest for Small Grants within the joint European Union and Council of Europe Project “Promoting Human Rights and Minority Protection in South East Europe”

The joint European Union and Council of Europe Project “Promoting Human Rights and Minority Protection in South East Europe” has an overall objective to improve access to rights for minorities at various levels of government in South East Europe ...

15.08.2014 - Anna Lindh Foundation: recruitment launched for new Executive Director

The European Commission is seeking to pre-select the new Executive Director of the Anna Lindh Foundation for Inter-Cultural Dialogue, based in Alexandria, Egypt. ...

25.07.2014 - Press release regarding EIDHR grants

In relation to several allegations that irregularities have occurred in awarding the Montenegrin NGO MANS with a grant on "More Transparent, Accountable and Trusted Elections in Montenegro" ...

10.07.2014 - Joint Press Statement following the meeting of the Special group on public administration reform between Montenegro and the European Commission

Representatives of Montenegrin institutions have discussed today with European officials on public administration reform in Montenegro. ...

25.06.2014 - Montenegro joins COSME, the EU´s financing programme for small and medium-sized enterprises

Montenegro is the first candidate country to join the EU's Competitiveness of Enterprises and Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Programme (COSME), under which the European Commission promotes entrepreneurship ...

24.06.2014 - PRESS RELEASE

The 4th meeting of the EU-Montenegro Joint Consultative Committee (JCC) took place in Podgorica on 24 June 2014. Discussions were held on challenges in agriculture and rural development sectors, as well as on the issues related to the freedom of media in Montenegro. ...

24.06.2014 - Montenegro in the EU’s Erasmus program plus

The Director of the Directorate of Higher Education, Mubera Kurpejovic, together with the Director General for Education and Culture of the European Commission, Jan Truscinski, yesterday signed the Agreement on the participation of Montenegro in the Erasmus + plus programme. ...

24.06.2014 - Award for Roma Integration, 2014

IS YOUR ORGANISATION WORKING IN SUPPORT OF ROMA PEOPLE? DO YOU HAVE SUCCESSFUL PROJECTS YOU ARE PROUD OF AS THEY ARE MAKING A REAL CHANGE? ...

19.06.2014 - PRESS RELEASE

The Delegation of the European Union to Montenegro strongly condemns recent articles published in the daily newspaper "Informer" about the Director of MANS, Ms. Vanja Calovic ...

22.05.2014 - Completion of the screening process with Montenegro

The enlargement process in general proceeds with full steam. In particular, the accession negotiations with Montenegro reached an important milestone – we completed the screening process with this candidate country. ...

20.05.2014 - The Council adopts the Guidelines on Freedom of Expression online - offline

The Council today adopted the EU Guidelines on Freedom of Expression online and offline, thus bringing a new addition to the family of EU Human Rights Guidelines. With these guidelines, the EU reaffirms the pivotal role that freedom of opinion and expression play in a democratic society. ...

23.04.2014 - PRESS RELEASE

The EU Delegation is concerned by the recent series of attacks on the LGBTIQ Social Centre in Podgorica including the attack by masked perpetrators on the night of 20-21 April in which a glass window was broken. We call on the responsible authorities to take appropriate measures to prevent further attacks. ...

04.04.2014 - The EU Delegation to Montenegro calls for contributions to the 2014 Progress Report from civil society organizations

In October 2014, the European Commission will publish its Progress Report to take stock of where Montenegro stands in a number of fields. The views and insights of local civil society in this regard are of great importance. ...

13.02.2014 - PRESS RELEASE

PODGORICA 13 February 2014 - The EU Delegation to Montenegro strongly condemns last night's torching of yet another vehicle belonging to the daily newspaper Vijesti. The European Commission expresses concerns over the fact that in recent months attacks on journalists and media property have increased in Montenegro ...

07.02.2014 - The Asylum Centre Opened in Spuž

The Asylum Centre in Spuž was officially inaugurated by the Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Montenegro, Mitja Drobnič and the Minister of Labour and Social Welfare, Predrag Bošković ...

27.01.2014 - Equal rights for everyone

“On its path to the European Union, Montenegro needs to ensure that adequate legal instruments are in place to guarantee the protection of human rights for everyone”, said the Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Montenegro, Mitja Drobnič ...

27.12.2013 - PRESS RELEASE

Podgorica, 27 December 2013 - The Delegation of the European Union strongly condemns last night's bomb attack on the daily newspaper Vijesti. According to reports, security cameras clearly recorded the perpetrator placing explosives under the windows of the newspaper which were occupied at that time. ...

10.12.2013 - International Human Rights Day marked in Montenegro

PODGORICA, 10 December 2013 – The Delegation of the European Union to Montenegro, representatives of Montenegrin authorities, international organizations and civil society gathered for a conference dedicated to the International Day of Human Rights. ...

11.11.2013 - PRESS RELEASE

PODGORICA 11 November 2013 - The Delegation of the European Union to Montenegro expresses its concerns over reports that last Friday night the offices of the daily newspaper VIJESTI were damaged by unknown offenders. ...

21.10.2013 - PRESS RELEASE

PODGORICA 21 October 2013 - The Delegation of the European Union welcomes the successful organization of the first Pride Parade in Montenegro's capital city of Podgorica. The successful parade showed the determination of the LGBTI population and of the State to promote and protect all human rights, including those of LGBTI people. ...

16.10.2013 - Press Release: EU enlargement: priorities for 2014

In a set of annual reports adopted today, the European Commission recommends [granting EU candidate status to Albania and, for the fifth time in a row, the opening of accession negotiations with the former Yugoslav ...

27.09.2013 - Strengthening Forestry Sector in Montenegro

PLUZINE, 27 September 2013 – Representatives of the Delegation of the European Union to Montenegro, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Forest Administration, as well as forest experts gathered in Brezna village, near Pluzine to mark the closure ...

13.08.2013 - PRESS RELEASE

PODGORICA 13 August 2013 - The Delegation of the European Union to Montenegro expresses its concerns over reports that an explosive device was detonated in front of the family home in Berane of Montenegrin journalist Tufik Softić last Sunday night. ...

25.07.2013 - Statement Regarding LGBT Parade

The Delegation of the European Union to Montenegro welcomes the organisation of the first Pride event in the country, an initiative to peacefully march for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons. ...

08.07.2013 - Information and consultation meetings on IPA 2 with civil society and other non-state actors

The Delegation of the European Union to Montenegro will organise a series of information and consultation meetings on IPA 2 with civil society and other non-state actors, as well as Member States and donors in the coming months. ...

09.05.2013 - Celebration of the Europe Day in Montenegro

PODGORICA, 9 May 2013 – The Delegation of the European Union organized events with local partners to celebrate Europe Day in Montenegro. The central event was held in the Republic Square in Podgorica ...

07.05.2013 - Celebration of the Europe Day in Kolasin

KOLAŠIN, 7 May 2013 – The EU Info Bus visited the Municipality of Kolasin in order to celebrate the Europe Day and to provide helpful information on the EU integration process to its citizens. ...

15.04.2013 - Remarks by EU High Representative Catherine Ashton following during her visit to Montenegro

Podgorica, 15 April 2013 - I am delighted to be in Montenegro today. This is my first visit to your beautiful country, but I have heard of course a great deal about it from my regular contacts with your representatives, with your ministers. ...

20.03.2013 - EU Info Bus Visits Danilovgrad

DANILOVGRAD, 20 March 2013 – The Municipality of Danilovgrad was the second stop of the EU Info Bus which is part of an EU campaign providing helpful and accessible information to citizens about the EU integration. ...

05.03.2013 - Public Service Media to Serve Citizens

PODGORICA, 5 March 2013 – Representatives of public service broadcasters from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Kosovo, and Serbia gathered in Podgorica for a regional conference “Public Service Media and the Citizens”. ...

05.03.2013 - Improved Human Rights of Residents of the Social Care Institutions

PODGORICA, 5 March 2013 – A group of NGOs prepared and presented a report on the respect for human rights in social care institutions “Komanski most” and “Ljubović” . The monitoring team of the civil society organizations Human Rights Action, Center for Civic Education ...

28.02.2013 - Head of Delegation Visit's the UNESCO Town of Kotor

KOTOR, 28 February 2013 – Ambassador Mitja Drobnič, Head of the EU Delegation to Montenegro, visited the UNESCO town of Kotor in order to bring closer the idea of EU integration to its citizens. On the occasion, the town´s hall hosted a panel discussion ˝Accession process of Montenegro to the EU˝. ...

27.02.2013 - Strenghtening the Civil Society Sector in Montenegro

PODGORICA, 27 February 2013 – Representatives of the Delegation of the European Union to Montenegro, local and regional NGOs and experts gathered to mark the final stage of a project aimed to present the role of civil society (CSO) sector in Montenegro. ...

27.02.2013 - National Development Plan of Montenegro Presented

PODGORICA, 27 February 2013 – Representatives of the Government of Montenegro, Germany, Austria and Slovenia gathered for a conference aimed to present the National Development Plan (NDP). ...

27.02.2013 - Maintaining momentum for EU enlargement

BRUSELLS, DUBLIN, 27 February 2013 - Six years after its last enlargement, this year will again see the European Union admitting a new member. Croatia is expected to join on 1st July and others wish to follow. ...

22.02.2013 - Montenegro is Progressively Becoming Free of Rabies and Classical Swine Fever

PODGORICA, 22 February 2013 – Montenegro is progressively becoming free of rabies and classical swine fever. However, further continuation of similar activities is needed, in order to make Montenegro completely free of these fatal diseases. ...

14.02.2013 - EU Info Bus visit historical centre of Montenegro

CETINJE, 14 February 2013 – The Old Royal Capital of Montenegro Cetinje was the first stop of an EU Info Bus aiming to provide helpful and accessible information to citizens about EU integration. ...

18.12.2012 - EU assistance to boost Montenegro's reforms in accession process

BRUSSELS, 18 December 2012 – The EU has earmarked EUR 21.3 million to support Montenegro on its way towards the EU accession. The funds will focus on key reform areas, including strengthening of the justice system and public administration, better protection of the environment, and rural development. ...

15.12.2012 - Women to Politics, Politics to Women

BUDVA, 15/16 December 2012 – Representatives of the international organizations, MPs, government officials, civil sector activists, and gender issue experts gathered for a two day international conference dedicated to the position of women in politics and gender equality policies. ...

14.12.2012 - National and Local Waste Management Project Launched

PODGORICA, 14 December 2012 - Montenegro has made progress in the field of waste management. Yet, most waste in the country is still disposed of in open sites or illegal dumps. This remains one of the most challenging problems for the country. ...

12.12.2012 - Celebrating the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize to the European Union

PODGORICA, 12 December 2012 – On the occasion of awarding the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize to the European Union, representatives of the European Union visited the University of Montenegro and elementary school ˝Sutjeska˝ in Podgorica. ...

10.12.2012 - Intensive Monitoring and Sustained Attention on Human Rights

PODGORICA, 10 December 2012 – A conference on the occasion of the International Day of Human Rights gathered representatives of the Government of Montenegro, the European Union, United Nations, University of Montenegro and civil society. ...

09.12.2012 - International Anti-Corruption Day marked in Montenegro

PODGORICA, 9 December 2012 – The occasion of the International Anti-Corruption Day was an opportunity in Montenegro to raise awareness of corruption and importance of combating and preventing it. ...

07.12.2012 - Encouraging Corporate Social Responsibility in Montenegro

PODGORICA, 7 December 2012 – Representatives of the Montenegrin Employers Federation, Ministry of Economy, corporate social responsibility (CSR) experts, and local civil society gathered on the presentation of the research aimed to confirm Montenegro’s status in the field of CSR. ...

26.11.2012 - Sixteen Days Campaign against Family Violence Launched


PODGORICA, 26 November 2012 - Representatives of international organizations in Montenegro, government officials, police and judiciary representatives gathered on the occasion of 25 November, the International Day for Elimination of Violence against Women ...

13.11.2012 - EU launched a project to help Montenegro develop a modern Information Society

PODGORICA, 13 November – Representatives of the EU and Montenegro presented a new EU-funded twinning project to strengthen the administrative capacities for policy making in the area of information society development in Montenegro. ...

07.11.2012 - Stronger Consumer Rights and Protection for Montenegrin Citizens

PODGORICA, 7 November 2012 –Montenegrin consumer protection legislation is at an advanced stage, but, generally the consumers are still not able to make decisions based upon reliable information and fight for their rights. ...

22.10.2012 - Justice Needs To Be Efficiently Enforced in Practice

PODGORICA, 22 October 2012 – Monitoring of court trials conducted by the Centre for Democracy and Human Rights (CEDEM) and financed by the EU showed that the right to fair trial in Montenegro is generally respected. However, the roundtable discussion ...

18.10.2012 - Energy Community Ministerial Council Adopts a Regional Energy Strategy

BUDVA, 18 October 2012 – The Energy Community Ministerial Council, at a conference held in Budva, adopted the Energy Strategy of the Energy Community intended to serve as basis for future streamlined and cost-efficient energy development in the region. ...

15.10.2012 - Commissioner Füle remarks on the elections in Montenegro

Brussels, 15 October 2012 - I would like to congratulate the winning coalition from Sunday's parliamentary elections. I also wish to congratulate Montenegro and its citizens on the peaceful conduct of the elections, which were held in a peaceful and pluralistic environment and in a professional and transparent manner ...

10.10.2012 - Commission Progress Report Presented to Montenegrin Government

PODGORICA, 10 October 2012 – Head of the EU Delegation to Montenegro, Mitja Drobnič presented to Prime Minister Igor Lukšić the Report on Montenegro's progress towards the EU in 2012. Pointing out to some of the reports findings, Ambassador Drobnič said that ...

10.10.2012 - Commission outlines next steps for EU enlargement

Brussels, 10 October 2012 - Today the European Commission recommends for a fourth time to open accession negotiations with the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. It recommends granting EU candidate status to Albania ...

27.09.2012 - Fair Representation of Minorities Crucial for Successful Public Administration

PODGORICA, 27 September 2012 - Montenegro needs to reinforce its efforts to ensure proper participation of minorities in public administration. The comprehensive reform process that Montenegro has already set out is encouraging ...

21.09.2012 - Montenegro needs to further strengthen police investigation and prosecution capacities

PODGORICA, 21 September 2012 - The Head of the EU Delegation to Montenegro, Ambassador Mitja Drobnič, speaking at a conference marking the completion of a twinning project helping increase police capacity ...

14.09.2012 - Montenegro is entering a very demanding phase of its accession process

Budva, 14 Sepember, 2012 - Ambassador Mitja Drobnič, newly appointed Head of EU Delegation in Montenegro, praised Montenegro for showing a strong determination to conduct ambitious reforms. ...

11.09.2012 - Press Release

PODGORICA 11 September 2012 - The Delegation of the European Union to Montenegro condemns the attack in Podgorica on film Director Danilo Marunovic, actor Todor Vujosevic and journalist Mirko Boskovic. ...

05.09.2012 - Competent and Certified Internal Auditors

PODGORICA, 05 September 2012 - At the opening of the Second Conference of Internal Auditing in Montenegro, a representative of the EU Delegation to Montenegro Donka Prodanova stated that building competence and certification of public internal auditors is important for Montenegro's financial management control systems. ...

27.08.2012 - The European Union supports the effort of the Montenegrin Government to introduce digital TV broadcasting technology

PODGORICA 27 August 2012 - The European Union supports the effort of the Montenegrin Government to introduce digital TV broadcasting technology in the country ...

24.07.2012 - Newly appointed Head of the EU Delegation to Montenegro presented his credentials to His Excellency President Vujanovic

PODGORICA, 24 July 2012 – Newly appointed Head of the EU Delegation to Montenegro, Mr. Mitja Drobnic presented his credentials to His Excellency President of Montenegro, Filip Vujanovic. ...

23.05.2012 - Montenegro: Ready for accession negotiations in June

BRUSSELS,  23 May 2012 - The European Commission has adopted the report on Montenegro's progress in the implementation of reforms necessary to start negotiations of the EU membership. The European Commission concludes that Montenegro has made further progress in the areas ...

22.05.2012 - Montenegro Spring Report adopted by the Commission

BRUSSELS, 22 May, 2012 - The European Commission adopted a report on Montenegro's progress in the implementation of reforms on 22 May, with a view to opening accession negotiations with the country in June 2012. The report concludes that Montenegro has made further progress in the areas of rule of law and fundamental rights, including in the fight against corruption and organised crime. ...

18.05.2012 - Fisheries management crucial to EU future

PODGORICA, 18 May 2012 - Montenegro needs to step up its efforts to fully align its fishery legislation with EU laws and standards, said Alberto Cammarata, Head of the Political, European Integration and Trade Sections of EU Delegation to Montenegro at the closing ceremony of an EU funded project, Sustainable Management of Marine Fishery. ...

10.05.2012 - Progress in public procurement

PODGORICA, 10 May, 2012 - Montenegro is advancing rapidly in introducing the EU public procurement standards and principles. However, improvements to transparency and information flow to the public are necessary to avoid irregularities and corruption in public procurement and to ensure sound management of public finance. This was the conclusion of the roundtable on corruption in the public procurement system ...

09.05.2012 - Maurer and Vujanović lead Europe Day celebrations

CETINJE, 9 May 2012 - The Head of EU Delegation to Montenegro, Ambassador Leopold Maurer and President Filip Vujanović organised a reception on the occasion of Europe Day. The reception was held in the old royal capital of Montenegro, Cetinje, in the presence of the diplomatic corps, political, business and cultural leaders and media representatives. ...

09.05.2012 - On Europe Day students present their innovative ideas to business leaders

PODGORICA, 9 May 2012 - Turning business ideas into reality is the best way to grow and develop a country's economy. With this words Mr. Alberto Cammarata, Head of the Political, European Integration and Trade Sections of EU Delegation to Montenegro opened a Business Ideas Exchange at the University of Donja Gorica. ...

09.05.2012 - Message by Comissioner Štefan Füle on the occassion of Europe Day, 9 May

Brussels, 9 May 2012 - I am adressing you on a very important day for Europe. On the 9th of May 1950, Robert Schuman presented its proposal that laid the foundations of the European Union - a unique project of a united community based on shared values and principles. The European Union, as it evolved, has allowed its peoples to enjoy an unprecedented ...

09.05.2012 - Awards Ceremony brings European Values project to a close

CETINJE, 9 May 2012 - High school students Branka Kovacevic, Andrija Boljevic and Dragana Djokic were announced as winners of the national competition for the best essay on the topic ‘European Values for Young People’. An award ceremony was organised in Cetinje on the occasion of Europe Day. ...

04.05.2012 - Ambassador Maurer hands over the keys to a cleaner future

DANILOVGRAD, 4 May 2012 – The Head of EU Delegation to Montenegro, Leopold Maurer, handed the Mayor of Danilovgrad, Branislav Đuranović, keys to six waste disposal vehicles along with other associated equipment, supplied as part of the EU funded project to improving waste management in the Danilovgrad municipality. ...

24.04.2012 - Bringing Europe closer to the public

PODGORICA, 24 April, 2012 - The documentary film “Europe in my Town” which explores the new rules and the system of values which Montenegro will face once it becomes a member of the EU, was launched in Podgorica. The video was financially supported by the EU Delegation to Montenegro and made in collaboration with the Centre for Civic Education (CGO), the Belgrade-based Civic Initiatives and the Centre for Monitoring. ...

19.04.2012 - Conference champions the rights of the visually impaired

PODGORICA, 19 April, 2012 – The regional network of national associations of blind people must work harder to promote the human rights of the blind and partially sighted. They have the right to be treated with the same dignity as the sighted. This was the conclusion of the third regional network meeting focused on representing blind and partially sighted people. ...

18.04.2012 - University screens student exchange programme documentary

PODGORICA, 18 April, 2012 - A documentary on university scholarships and student exchange programmes entitled ‘Apply’ was presented in the Rectorate of the University of Montenegro in Podgorica. The documentary was financed by the EU Delegation to Montenegro and produced by Vijesti TV. The Head of the EU Delegation, Ambassador Leopold Maurer, expressed his hope that ...

21.03.2012 - Following road safety rules saves lives

PODGORICA, 21 March, 2012 - In order to decrease the number of  fatal traffic accidents and to improve road safety, all elements of Montenegrin society must cooperate closely. This was the conclusion of the roundtable on road safety in Montenegro as a condition of EU integration. ...

19.03.2012 - The fight against discrimination is a must for the region

BUDVA, 19 March, 2012 - Montenegro has made some important steps towards meeting European human rights standards in the area of anti-discrimination policy but discrimination against LGBT persons remains a reality in Montenegro. At an international conference on LGBT rights, “Together Against Discrimination”, held in Budva, Montenegro ...

14.03.2012 - Joint project presents a common regional history

PODGORICA, 14 March, 2012 - A Montenegrin language edition of the Joint History Project Workbooks (JHP) was released in Podgorica, Montenegro. This multi-perspective history education project, initiated by the Centre for Democracy and Reconciliation in Southeast Europe (CDRSEE), has become a vehicle for creating a deeper understanding among the people ...

12.03.2012 - IPA 2011 Financing Agreement signed in Podgorica

PODGORICA, 12 March, 2012 - The 2011 Financing Agreement under the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA) was signed in Podgorica. The programmes budget is €43 million for 16 projects. The EU contribute is €26.5 million, some 65.6% of the total budget. Director for Montenegro, Croatia, Iceland, FYR Macedonia and Turkey at ...

09.03.2012 - Contributions to European Commission reports on Montenegro

PODGORICA, 9 March, 2012 - Further to the December 2011 European Council Conclusions [1], the European Commission will present a Report to the Council with a view to the opening of accession negotiations with Montenegro in June. This Report will cover the seven key priority areas identified in the 2010 Commission Opinion on Montenegro ...

08.03.2012 - The Western Balkans Platform on Education and Training launched in Danilovgrad

DANILOVGRAD, 8 March, 2012 - Yesterday, the Western Balkans Platform on Education and Training was successfully launched in the Regional School for Public Administration in Danilovgrad, Montenegro. Jan Truszczynski, Director-General for Education and Culture, chaired the ...

08.03.2012 - The EU condemns attack on Daily Vijesti journalist

Brussels/Podgorica, 8 March, 2012 - The European Union strongly condemns last night's physical attack on the journalist of the daily newspaper Vijesti, Ms. Olivera Lakic. We expect the relevant state authorities to investigate and prosecute without delay the perpetrators of this unacceptable attack. We recall that safeguarding media freedom is a core European principle and one of ...

01.03.2012 - Legislation must strike the right balance between freedom of information and data protection

PODGORICA, 1 March, 2012 - Genuine democratic participation in the decision making process is possible only if free access to information exists, the Head of the Political, EU Integration and Trade Section of the EU Delegation in Montenegro, Alberto Cammarata said. ...

16.02.2012 - Montenegrin National Development Plan

PODGORICA, 16 February, 2012 - The Government of Montenegro has adopted a decision on policy areas and sub-fields of policy to be included in the country's National Development Plan (NDP). The plan is currently in preparation. The NDP is important for Montenegro's path to the EU. It will eventually become a basis for drawing on future EU structural funds. ...

15.02.2012 - Child protection legislation should be enhanced 

PODGORICA, 15 February, 2012 - Respect for human rights is a core value of the European Union and an essential part of the EU enlargement policy in the Western Balkans, said the Head of Operations at the EU Delegation to Montenegro, Nicola Bertolini. At a roundtable discussion on social and child protection, he stressed that ...

10.02.2012 - EU helping to raise environmental awareness in Montenegro

PODGORICA, 10 February, 2012 – An EU funded project, raising environmental awareness, was launched in Podgorica with the goal of raising awareness on key issues related to sustainable development and environmental protection. The €500,000 project will last 18 months and will help Montenegro to preserve and protect the land, waters, flora and fauna. The project will also help Montenegro ...

08.02.2012 - EU supports Montenegrin anti drug trafficking efforts

PODGORICA, 8 February, 2012 - The main goal of an EU funded project was to increase the capacity of the police to fight drug trafficking in line with EU best practice. This six month long €150,000 project strengthened the police capacity through intensive training courses. On the occasion of the closing ceremony of the project, the EU Delegation’s Head of ...

03.02.2012 - Ecology supports economy

CETINJE, 3 February, 2012 - Growth and prosperity can be fostered by integrating environmental sustainability with economic policy, because the efficient use of natural resources can make an economy more environmentally sustainable and more competitive, said the Head of the EU Delegation to Montenegro, Ambassador Leopold Maurer. He welcomed joint efforts of Western Balkan Parliaments ...

30.01.2012 - Labour reforms move Montenegro closer to the EU

PODGORICA, 30 January, 2012 - An EU-funded project for labour market reform and workforce development has helped Montenegro reduce the gap between the south and north of the country in terms of employment services for citizens. At the project’s closing conference the EU Delegation’s Head of Operations, Nicola Bertolini, said that activities accomplished ...

27.01.2012 - The right to privacy should be protected

PODGORICA, 27 January, 2012 - Video surveillance is an important and widely used tool for law enforcement, but when using it, the correct balance should be struck between two very important fundamental rights - the right to property and the right to privacy, the Head of the Political, European Integration and Trade Section of the EU Delegation, Alberto Cammarata said. ...

25.01.2012 - Volunteering is an important element of democracy

PODGORICA, 25 January, 2012 - Volunteers contribute to economic and social cohesion, and voluntary programmes and services are often efficient and innovative in their response to needs arising in society. At a international conference ‘Improving the Quality of ...

24.01.2012 - Reforms in Agriculture and Rural Development

PODGORICA, 24 January, 2012 - When it comes to preparations for future accession negotiations with the EU, Montenegro needs to progress more in the agriculture sector. The state needs to find a model to enhance living conditions for farmers and support rural development across the country as well as, develop its administrative capacity to manage future EU funds for rural development. ...

16.12.2011 - Importance of SMEs for Montenegro's economy

PODGORICA, 16 December, 2011 - Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) are the true backbone of the European economy, as they provide for 66% of private sector employment and two out of three of private sector jobs. The Head of the Political, European Integration and Trade Section of the EU Delegation Mr. Alberto Cammarata, said that the Montenegrin ...

15.12.2011 - Successful year for Montenegro

PODGORICA, 15 December, 2011 - The Head of the EU Delegation to Montenegro, Ambassador Leopold Maurer, held a reception to mark the end of the year. He said that 2011 could be seen as a very successful year, following the European Council’s decision on the opening of access negotiations between Montenegro and the EU in June 2012. ...

15.12.2011 - EU welcomes 3 new members to the World Trade Organisation

BRUSSELS, 15 December, 2011 - The EU welcomes the accession of Montenegro, Russia and Samoa to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) this week, bringing the total number of Members to 157. The EU is also expected to formally conclude its bilateral deals with Russia and with Lao ...