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Montenegro's progress is visible in the areas of transport, energy, environment and regional development

Despite the coronavirus epidemic, Montenegro has made progress in several areas, it was assessed at the 13th meeting of the Sub-Committee on transport, energy, environment, climate change and regional policy between Montenegro and the European Commission.

At the Sub-Committee meeting, which was organized online for the first time, representatives of Montenegro and the European Commission discussed the key results achieved in the period from the previous Sub-Committee meeting in the areas covered by Chapters 14, 15, 21, 22 and 27, as well as guidelines for further progress.


Radulović: Bigger penalties for environmental crime needed

Negotiator for Chapter 27 and the State Secretary of the Ministry of Tourism and Sustainable Development, Saša Radulović, said that Montenegro could boast penalties for eco-crime in order to raise public awareness.

When it comes to the question of protection of the River Tara, whether the river is endangered by the construction of the highway, Radulović stated that he is absolutely sure that this part of the construction works does not belong to the part of Tara that is under UNESCO protection. According to him, there was nothing unusual happening at that site.


JCC meeting in Brussels: EC continues to monitor the country's progress in key areas

Montenegro is committed to meeting all the prerequisites for obtaining closing benchmarks in negotiating chapters 23 and 24, was stated at the meeting of the Joint Consultative Committee of the Civil Sector of the European Union and Montenegro and it was announced that the European Commission will continue to monitor the country's progress in key areas.

The JCC meeting, which was held today in Brussels, was chaired by Lidija Pavić-Rogošić and Pavle D. Radovanović. The delegation of Montenegro consisted of the representatives of the Chamber of Commerce, the Union of Free Trade Unions of Montenegro, the Employers' Union, non-governmental organizations of CCE and CRNVO, Montenegro Business Alliance and the European Integration Office.