Simulation of the work of the European Council

PODGORICA, 6 April 2017 – 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. The topic of the simulation was “European Union 2025: A platform for the new Union and the elections for the President of the European Council.”

The students were interested in the Ambassador's view of the current situation in the European Union, the future of the Union, and Montenegro as a candidate country.

“There were a lot of problems and difficulties in the European Union last year, but these problems have been present ever since the beginning. There is always the question - how long will the European Union last? Of course, we hope forever, because the European Union has secured peace on the continent for more than 60 years, which is remarkable,” said Ambassador Aivo Orav.

Ambassador Orav explained to the students that the EU enlargement is unquestionable and that the European Union supports Montenegro’s EU path and will continue to do so in the future. Mr Orav encouraged students and young people in general to contribute to Montenegro’s development, as well as to its accession to the EU. The Ambassador welcomed activities of this kind, noting that they teach and prepare students for future leadership positions.

The European Council is the highest level of political cooperation between EU Member States. It brings together the leaders of the European Union, who determine the political agenda of the EU.

The simulation of the work of the European Council is an initiative designed to assist students in understanding the European Union authorities, the way they operate and make decisions and how they affect citizens.