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Cross-border cooperation projects have contributed to the development of border areas

  • Published in Press IPA EN

Through the implementation of cross-border cooperation projects, the cooperation between institutions and organizations of cross-border areas has been significantly improved and a significant number of projects have been supported in various fields.

This resulted in visible changes, especially in the fields of culture, tourism, social inclusion and economic development; this was emphasized at a two-day workshop dedicated to the exchange of experiences in the implementation of the cross-border cooperation programmes under the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance.

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Second Call for Proposals for submission of project proposals within the Interreg IPA Cross-border Cooperation Programme Croatia-Bosnia and Herzegovina-Montenegro 2014-2020 has been published

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European Integration Office, as a Montenegrin National Body of the Interreg IPA Cross-border Cooperation Programme Croatia-Bosnia and Herzegovina-Montenegro 2014-2020, is pleased to inform the public and potential applicants that the Managing Authority - Agency for Regional Development of the Republic of Croatia published the 2nd Call for Proposals within this programme of European territorial cooperation.

The Programme welcomes potential applicants to submit their applications via electronic Monitoring System (eMS) until 20 December 2018 at 12:00h.

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Montenegro committed to fulfilling closing benchmarks for several chapters

Montenegro is committed to fulfilling closing benchmarks in chapters related to innovation, human resources, information society and social policy. We are determined to maintain a good dynamics of implementing reforms and meet standards of the most developed countries in Europe, said Montenegro`s Chief Negotiator Aleksandar Drljević.

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Quality education among the priorities of the EU and UNICEF

The dynamic of the implementation of key reforms in the field of education in Montenegro is good, as confirmed by the fact that chapter 26 was one of the first closed chapters in the negotiation process with the European Union, was assessed by Chief Negotiator Aleksandar Drljević and Head of UNICEF in Montenegro Osama Makkawi Khogali.

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The process of accession negotiations is based on partnership between Montenegro and the EU member states

The process of accession negotiations is based on partnership between Montenegro and the EU member states, it was assessed at a joint meeting of the representatives of the Office for European Integration and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy.

Advisor to the Montenegro’s Chief EU Negotiator, Dragana Markovic, introduced members of the German delegation with the organization of the negotiating structure and activities and competencies of the Office for European Integration, in particular.

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Support to Montenegro’s EU bid regardless of Brexit

The United Kingdom supports the enlargement of the European Union, despite the country’s determination to leave the EU, because the admission of new member states will benefit both the acceding countries and the Union.

This was heard at a meeting between Montenegro’s Chief EU Negotiator Aleksandar Drljevic and British Ambassador in Podgorica Alison Kemp.

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Montenegro ready to open Chapter 27

Montenegro has met its commitments and is ready for the opening of Chapter 27 – Environment and Climate Change, which is expected by the end of this year, Montenegro’s Chief EU Negotiator Aleksandar Drljevic has stated.

He recalled that the negotiating position for this chapters was presented in February.

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European regulations to boost competitiveness of the economy

The Chief Negotiator with the European Union, Aleksandar Drljevic, has said that application of European regulations and standards under Chapter 17 – Economic and Monetary Union, will contribute to the stability of prices, and boost the competitiveness of the national economy, ensuring the maintenance of macroeconomic security.

"Adoption and application of European policies and procedures will improve the overall economic environment, which will reflect on the social development and the quality of life. This will also prepare Montenegro's economy to be an equal player in implementation of the common economic policy," Drljevic told Mina-business agency.

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Programme of Accession of Montenegro to the EU 2018 – 2020

Amongst its numerous commitments during the first year of its four-year term, the Ministry of European Affairs in September got down to coordinating the development of the new Programme of Accession of Montenegro to the EU (PAMNE) the adoption of which is planned for January 2018.

The Accession Programme constitutes a plan for the creation and establishment of the legal framework (laws and bylaws), strategic plans (strategies and action plans), but it also expresses the needs for administrative capacities and plans and needs for the strengthening of the personnel or for the reorganization of the existing staff within the system involved in the activities important for the European integration of our country during the next three-year period. Adequate implementation of the legal framework and of the strategic plans is impossible without the strengthening of administrative capacities, and/or the staff which is capable and ready to respond to all the demands and challenges entailed by the accession process and the subsequent membership.

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