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Chapter 27 opened in Brussels: Great success for Montenegro

Montenegro opened negotiations in Chapter 27 - Environment and Climate Change at the Intergovernmental Conference in Brussels earlier today.

The conference stressed that the opening of this chapter is another success for Montenegro and recognition for the intensive work on harmonising domestic legislation with EU regulations and building the necessary administrative capacity.


Improving the strategic planning system is crucial for more efficient Montenegro integration into the EU

"Strengthening the system of planning and coordination of public policies, in parallel, and in accordance with the needs of accession negotiations, increases the efficiency and effectiveness of public administration and speeds up the EU accession process of Montenegro," said the Secretary General of the Government, Nataša Pešić, at the conference: The Importance of the policy based planning process for the faster integration into the EU and the corresponding role of the General Secretariat of the Government, which took place on November 22-23 in Petrovac.


The third generation of Montenegrin participants of the EU Scheme for Young Professionals in the Western Balkans

Five young Montenegrin civil servants will have the opportunity to improve their professional skills at prestigious European educational institutions, but also to exchange experiences with their colleagues from the region in the areas of importance for the European integration process, was stated at the ceremony held at the EU Info Center, on the occasion of the start of the third cycle of the EU Scheme for Young Professionals in the Western Balkans, funded from the Multi-beneficiary IPA.


Students of the Faculty of Political Science visited the European Integration Office

Students of the Faculty of Political Science visited the Office for European Integration and discussed with its representatives about Montenegro`s accession to the European Union, as well as benefits and challenges of the process.

Deputy Chief Negotiator Marko Mrdak, Adviser to the Chief Negotiator Dragana Markovic and the Head of the Group of programmes with EU member states, Ana Savjak, spoke to 20 students at premises of the European Integration Office.


European MPs approved resolution on Montenegro for 2017.

Members of the European Parliament have approved resolution evaluating the state of play in Montenegro for 2017.

EP rapporteur on Montenegro Charles Tannock emphasized overall progress Montenegro has made.

“For nine years of my tenure, Montenegro has been a good news story from the Western Balkans. It needs to become a success story for the Western Balkans EU accession”, Tannock said.

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Drljević visits Bar Municipality: Engagement of municipalities important for EU integration

By implementing several projects funded by EU, Bar Municipality has shown that it has the capacity to compete with complex procedures and enable its citizens to feel benefits of the accession process even at this phase, it was stated during the visit of the Chief Negotiator Aleksandar Drljevic to Bar.

Drljevic had a meeting with the Mayor of the Municipality Bar, Dusan Raicevic, attended the public debate “The role of local self-governments in EU negotiations”. He has also visited Primary School “Jugoslavia” and talked to students about EU integration of Montenegro. Also, he has visited the trilateral project Croatia-Bosnia and Herzegovina-Montenegro implemented by the Hospital “Blazo Orlandic".


Drljević: Current pace gives us reason to believe we’ll be ready even before 2025

Interview with Aleksandar Drljević, Chief Negotiator with EU for Montenegro. The interview was taken in the context of the forthcoming conference Western Balkans and the Rule of Law: How Close to the EU? in Podgorica, where Drljević is one of the speakers.

European Western Balkans: What are the most significant reforms Montenegro has undertaken in the areas covered by the Chapters 23 and 24 since the publishing of 2018 European Commission Report in April?

Aleksandar Drljević: Chapters 23 and 24 represent the core of the negotiating process and the pace of negotiations and movement towards the EU in general depend on the progress made in these fields.
Two weeks ago, the European Commission presented the Non-Paper on the status of negotiations in these two chapters, where it recognized all the activities undertaken by the Montenegrin institutions in order to improve the rule of law, i.e. raise the quality of life and safety of our citizens.


Workshop on preparation of project proposals for IPA Cross-border Cooperation Program Serbia-Montenegro 2014-2020 held in Nikšić

As part of the preparation for the Second Call for Proposals within the framework of the IPA Cross-border Cooperation Program Serbia-Montenegro 2014-2020, the Office for European Integration and the Ministry of European Integration of Republic of Serbia, with the support of the Joint Technical Secretariat of the Programme, organized a workshop for potential applicants about project proposal preparation.


Working lunch with ambassadors of EU member states organized in Podgorica

At a working lunch with ambassadors of EU member states accredited to Montenegro, Minister of Sustainable Development and Tourism Pavle Radulović and Chief Negotiator Aleksandar Drljević discussed the results achieved in the EU accession process and presented the activities planned for this year.

The event was organized as part of a joint project implemented by the European Integration Office and Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, which is aimed at informing the public about Montenegro’s EU accession process.