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06.02.2017 - National SOS parent line 080 888 888 launched in Montenegro

The first national SOS parent line was launched today in the UN Eco House in Montenegro in the framework of an EU-funded project "Protecting children from violence and promoting social inclusion of children with disabilities in Western Balkans and Turkey." ...

13.01.2017 - EU grants €22.9 million to Montenegro

The European Commission has adopted on 2 December the 2016 Programme for Montenegro, granting EUR 22.9 million to support Montenegro in carrying out reforms on its path to EU membership ...

16.12.2016 - EU supports construction of wastewater treatment plant in Podgorica with €1.1 million

The European Union, through the Western Balkans Investment Framework, and in partnership with KfW, provided €1.1 million for consultancy services that will support the construction of a new wastewater treatment plant in Podgorica ...

08.12.2016 - Montenegro receives ambulances from the EU worth almost €700.000

Montenegro's Institute for Emergency Medical Care is set to receive 12 reanimobiles from the European Union worth almost €700.000 ...

30.11.2016 - EU support to the rule of law in Montenegro

Closing event of the three-year project "EU support to the rule of law in Montenegro", supported by EU funds in the amount of 3 million euros, took place in the EU Info Centre. ...

24.11.2016 - EU and Council of Europe launch new program of support to reforms in the areas of rule of law, democracy and human rights

The European Union and the Council of Europe, through the joint program “Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey” (Horizontal Facility) ...

11.11.2016 - EU promotes links between scientific-research community and economy in Montenegro

EU stands side by side with Montenegro to support and advance the scientific and research potential of the country, proof of which is the EU support to 14 grant contracts with key Montenegrin stakeholders ...

07.07.2016 - Connectivity Agenda: EU support for construction of Trans-Balkan Electricity Corridor in Montenegro

Good transport connectivity is key for market placement of all goods and services from Montenegro, while good energy connectivity is needed both for future energy investments ...

04.07.2016 - Presentation of results of the twinning project 'Support the adoption of the Schengen acquis'

Results of the EU-funded project "Support the adoption of the Schengen acquis" were presented in the EU Info Centre, in the presence of police representatives of Austria, Slovenia and Montenegro ...

23.06.2016 - Works begin on largest EU infrastructure investment in Montenegro

Yesterday was the official launch of the works on construction of sewerage network and waste water treatment plant in the Municipality of Berane – largest ever EU-funded infrastructure project in Montenegro ...

21.06.2016 - Regional Housing Programme – New homes in Niksic for 62 displaced families

In the framework of the Regional Housing Programme, 62 displaced families moved into their new homes in Niksic. Keys were delivered by the Minister of Labour and Social Welfare, Boris Maric, and the Mayor of Niksic, Veselin Grbovic ...

21.06.2016 - Regional Housing Programme – Construction works begin on Home for Elderly in Pljevlja

In the framework of the Regional Housing Programme, the foundation stone was laid yesterday for the construction of a home for elderly people in Pljevlja. Construction works were ceremonially launched by the Minister of Labour and Social Welfare ...

08.06.2016 - Training on Flood Containment and High Capacity Pumping from 13 to 17 June in Podgorica

Team Leaders and Deputy Team Leaders of the national teams composing the future multinational Civil Protection Modules for Flood Containment (FC) and High Capacity Pumping (HCP) ...

03.06.2016 - Start me up – starting up business with the support of EU funds

If you have a business idea and want to know how EU funds can help you start your own business, we recommend that you watch this informative and educational programme by Radovan Bogojevic ...

02.06.2016 - On the road to EU – examples of Croatia and Slovenia

What changes were brought about in Slovenia and Croatia following their accession to the European Union, and what was the impact of these changes on the lives of ordinary people? ...

01.06.2016 - Europe 2020 – There is a plan

What are the employment policies and prospects in EU Member States? Find out in this informative documentary by Radovan Bogojevic: 2020 - There is a plan ...

31.05.2016 - Valuable equipment for protection from fires procured

Within the EU-funded project "Cross-border Fire Protection", equipment worth €95.675 has been procured to Montenegro's Directorate for Emergency Management and municipal protection and rescue services ...

16.05.2016 - EU support for enhancing healthcare in Montenegro

Delegation of the European Union to Montenegro has recently been able to support one more
NGO idea from the selected proposals under the IPA 2014 Civil Society
Facility Programme ...

27.04.2016 - Successful communication brought Montenegro's EU negotiations closer to citizens

Strategy for informing the public about Montenegro's accession to the European Union (EU), whose implementation was supported by an EU-funded project, produced impressive results in bringing the accession negotiations and EU assistance closer ...

31.03.2016 - EU support in tackling unemployment in Montenegro

Through the "Active labour market measures for employability" project, worth €1 million, EU will help the employment authorities in Montenegro to narrow the gap between the supply and demand ...

23.03.2016 - Construction of 120 apartments for internally displaced begins in Konik camp

With the support of EU funds, construction of apartments which will provide durable housing for 120 displaced and internally displaced families from Konik camp began today. ...

15.03.2016 - Fair of innovative ideas: Innovations towards equal opportunities, held in EU Info Center

Montenegrin CSOs presented social services that they provide, as well as innovative methods for inclusion of marginalised groups to the key decision makers, at a Fair of Innovative ideas ...

04.03.2016 - EU supports public activism of Roma

Roma are not yet politically represented in Montenegro and at the same time this minority remains the most vulnerable and discriminated community in various areas of life ...

24.02.2016 - EU support to competitiveness of small and medium enterprises in Montenegro

Responding to the needs of small businesses is the imperative for strengthening the economies of enlargement countries, and helping them to become more competitive ...

16.02.2016 - Regional Business Centre for North-East Montenegro opens with support of EU funds

Regional Business Centre in Berane, opened with the support of EU funds in the amount of almost €500.000, will provide existing and future entrepreneurs ...

03.02.2016 - Joint Technical Secretariat office for the two bilateral Cross-Border programmes - Montenegro - Albania and Montenegro – Kosovo* opened in Podgorica

For the first time, Montenegro hosts the Joint Technical Secretariat for two Cross border Cooperation Programmes: Montenegro-Albania and Montenegro – Kosovo on its own territory ...

23.12.2015 - New homes for 48 internally displaced Roma and Egyptian families

Forty-eight internally displaced families received keys to their new homes today, which were built with EU funds in the amount of EUR 1.7 million. The Head of Cooperation Section at the EU Delegation to Montenegro ...

17.12.2015 - Centre for accommodation and treatment of women victims of substance abuse opens with the support of EU funds

The Women's Pavilion of the Centre for accommodation, rehabilitation and resocialisation of persons suffering from substance abuse was ceremonially opened by the President of Montenegro ...

17.12.2015 - EU and Council of Europe assist Montenegro's Ombudsman and Constitutional Court in applying European human rights standards

Successful completion of the project supporting the Ombudsman Office and the Constitutional Court of Montenegro in applying the European human rights standards (SOCCER) ...

11.12.2015 - EU adopts €1 billion package to support reforms and regional cooperation in the Western Balkans and Turkey

The European Commission has adopted its 2015 package of pre-accession assistance programmes to support reforms and regional cooperation in countries wishing to join the EU. ...

08.12.2015 - EU funds for Montenegro - rule of law, public administration reform, economic recovery and social development

BUDVA, 8 December 2015 – From 2007 to 2013, the European Union (EU) has provided €237.5 million of project-based assistance to Montenegro, while the amount of the EU sector-based support in the period 2014-2020 ...

25.11.2015 - €57 million of EU funds for enhanced cross-border cooperation between Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro

The Commission adopted a new cross-border cooperation programme for Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro worth around €67 million, with €57 million coming from ...

20.11.2015 - EU support for sustainability of local SMEs in Montenegro

The EU-funded project Enhancing Competitiveness of Local SMEs in Montenegro through Cluster Development delivers targeted support directly to local small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) ...

13.11.2015 - EUR 324 million from EU funds to Montenegro 2014 – 2020

EUR 324 million is the indicative amount of the EU's financial assistance to Montenegro in the period from 2014 to 2020. ...

04.11.2015 - EU-funded project to improve food safety and phytosanitary standards in Montenegro

On 3 November an EU-funded project “Development of Food Safety and Phytosanitary Services in Montenegro” was presented at the EU Info Centre in Podgorica. ...

02.11.2015 - Data Centre to enhance the quality of Parliament’s work

On 31 October, the Head of EU Delegation to Montenegro, Ambassador Mitja Drobnič, and the Speaker of Parliament, Mr Ranko Krivokapić, officially opened the Date Centre of the Parliament of Montenegro. ...

29.10.2015 - EU Assistance to Human Rights Protection in Montenegro

Over the period 2007–2014, the EU provided a total of €13.65 million for the protection of human rights in Montenegro, through the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA). ...

22.10.2015 - EU Assistance to Environmental Protection in Montenegro

Over the period 2007–2014, the European Union provided a total of EUR 35 million to Montenegro for environmental protection through the EU’s Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA). ...

16.10.2015 - Five new cross-border projects with Croatia presented

Five projects, which were selected in the framework of the Third Call for Proposals of the Croatia–Montenegro IPA Cross-Border Programme 2007–2013, were presented at a conference held in Podgorica on 15 October ...

15.10.2015 - EU Assistance to Civil Society in Montenegro

In the past seven years, the European Union has provided a total of EUR 5.86 million through IPA funds to Montenegrin civil society organisations ...

08.10.2015 - EU support for the rule of law reforms in Montenegro

For the period 2014 – 2020 indicative amount of ЕUR 52 million will be allocated for rule of law from the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA). Indicatively, IPA II – set as a new framework for providing pre-accession assistance ...

05.10.2015 - Farmers sign contracts for IPARD-like grants

Contracts on the allocation of grant support for agricultural holdings through the IPARD-like I project were signed on 2 October in Podgorica by 291 agricultural producers, mainly from the north of Montenegro. ...

24.09.2015 - Agriculture, food safety and fisheries

Over the period 2007 – 2014 EUR 23.6 million in total was provided to Montenegro for agricultue, food safety and fisheries through the EU's Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance (PA). ...

18.09.2015 - Improvement of Tourism and Traffic Signage in Niksic and Pljevlja

Tourist information and traffic signs have been recently improved in the municipalities of Nikšić and Pljevlja through the placement of 914 horizontal and vertical traffic signs, 98 tourist signs and 244 street name signs ...

17.09.2015 - Transport and infrastructure

Over the period 2007 – 2014 the total amount of EUR 32 million was provided to Montenegro for infrastructure through the EU’s Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance ...

14.09.2015 - EU Director Paquet and PM Djukanovic open the Blood Transfusion Institute of Montenegro

On Monday, 14 September, the Director for Western Balkans at the Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations (DG NEAR) Jean-Eric Paquet and the Prime Minister of Montenegro Milo Djukanovic ...

11.09.2015 - SOS line for victims of domestic violence launched

On 9 September, the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare, Delegation of the European Union to Montenegro and the UNDP Mission in Montenegro, organised a joint press conference and launched a campaign aimed at promoting the SOS line for victims of domestic violence. ...

03.09.2015 - Cross Border Cooperation

Montenegro implemented the largest number of cross border projects in comparison to neighbouring countries. See other interesting data about cross border cooperation in our info graphic ...

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
...

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 ...

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 ...

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,
...

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
...

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 ...

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. ...

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 ...