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Chief Negotiator Drljević, EP Parliament Rapporteur Picula: EP supports enlargement, Montenegro to continue reforms

The European Parliament supports the enlargement policy and Montenegro should continue its good pace of reform implementation, in order to become the first next member of the EU, it was noted at the meeting of Chief Negotiator Aleksandar Drljević and European Parliament Rapporteur for Montenegro Tonino Picula.

During his visit to Brussels, the Chief Negotiator met with the new EP Rapporteur for Montenegro, to whom he congratulated on taking up his new office, expecting his European colleagues will report in detail about Montenegro’s successful path to the EU.

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Subcommittee on Innovation, Human Resources, Information Society and Social Policy held in Brussels

A two-day meeting of the Subcommittee on Innovation, Human Resources, Information Society and Social Policy was held in Brussels. The meeting was opened by Deputy Head of Unit for Montenegro at the Directorate-General for Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Barbara Jesus Gimeno and Director-General for European Integration, Programming and Implementation of EU Funds at the Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare Ljiljana Simović.

The results were presented following the previous Subcommittee meeting held in September 2018 in Podgorica in Chapter 2 - Freedom of movement for workers, Chapter 10 - Information society and media, Chapter 19 - Social policy and employment, Chapter 25 - Science and research and Chapter 26 - Education and culture.

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Brussels: Continued progress in the agriculture, food security and fisheries sectors

Montenegro continues to make strides in the EU accession process in the fields of agriculture, food security and fisheries, the Agriculture and Fisheries Subcommittee assessed in Brussels today.

The meeting was opened by Deputy Head of Unit for Montenegro at the Directorate-General for Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Barbara Jesus Gimeno and Deputy Director General of the Directorate for Rural Development at the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development Darko Konjević.

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List of 30 approved projects under the Second Call of the Interreg IPA Cross-border Cooperation Program Croatia - Bosnia and Herzegovina – Montenegro In Sarajevo, at the meeting of the Joint Monitoring Committee of the Interreg IPA Cross-border Prog

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In Sarajevo, at the meeting of the Joint Monitoring Committee of the Interreg IPA Cross-border Programme Croatia-Bosnia and Herzegovina-Montenegro 2014-2020, on 29-30 October 2019, contracting of 30 projects was approved.

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United Europe and enlargement policy are of common interest

European Union should demonstrate a stronger willingness to support the enlargement policy, as well as Montenegro on its way to membership, especially through closing the chapters for which the conditions have been met, the Chief Negotiator of Montenegro Aleksandar Drljević stated, during the meeting with the Head of Division ‘Western Balkans’ within the European External Action Service Elsa Fenet.

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Reforms in field of Rule of Law are absolute priority of Montenegro's institutions

Chief Negotiator Aleksandar Drljević noted, that Rule of Law reforms, as key to further democratic development of Montenegrin society and progress in negotiations with the European Union, are an absolute priority of all Montenegrin institutions, at the beginning of a two-day meeting of the Subcommittee on Justice, Freedom and Security between Montenegrin and the European Commission representatives.

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Drljević with French MPs: Parliament is of great importance for negotiation process

Montenegro continues to maintain its pro-European course, which is facilitated by the involvement of the entire Montenegrin society in the accession process, in particular the Parliament of Montenegro, which plays an important role in the process of harmonisation of legislation with the acquis communautaire, was assessed during the meeting between the Chief Negotiator Aleksandar Drljević and the Parliamentary Delegation of France.

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Municipalities should use EU negotiations and EU support to develop and strengthen capacity

The EU membership requires transformation of the whole society, with local governments playing an important role in this process, which should take advantage of the negotiation period and significant financial support from the EU to build infrastructure and create conditions for new investment, the Joint Consultative Committee (JCC) between the European Committee of the Regions and Montenegro noted.

Chief Negotiator Aleksandar Drljević stressed that despite the challenges facing the EU, the enlargement process has not been neglected and remains one of the priorities on the political agenda of the new President of the European Commission.

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