What is being negotiated?
The right of establishment and the freedom to provide services is one of four freedoms for the functioning of the EU single market.
Freedom to provide services enables the European Union's internal market to function and covers the right of establishment in any Member State of the European Union. Establishment of an enterprise means the right to start and pursue an activity in any Member State.
Montenegrin business entities (natural or legal persons), upon accession of Montenegro to the European Union, will be allowed to provide services freely in each Member State of the European Union, without being resident there. The service provider will be able to provide cross-border services using his professional title without further recognition of qualifications in that Member State. The recipient country can only ask the service provider to declare that he/she will provide the services (providing evidence of citizenship, qualifications and practice in the home country).