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“United in differences” invited for provision of independence and equalization of opportunities

Independent living and accessibility are rights of persons with disabilities every society has to provide, and system and state have to enable and support them. This is the message that was sent from the event on the occasion of European Independent Living Day and Global Accessibility Awareness Day, which was held in Podgorica on 15 May 2019.

„Life in the home or in the institution, segregated life and grouping of persons with disabilities is much more expensive for the society than independent living. Independent living is not a caprice, neither a fight for its reality developed as a result of ungratefulness and selfishness of persons with disabilities. It arise and exists as a real need to have a dignified, decent life.“, said Milenko Vojičić, president of the Assembly of the Association of Youth with Disabilities of Montenegro (AYDM) in his speech. He highlighted that for independent living it is necessary to have accessible environment, transportation, possibility to exchange information, appropriate orthopedic aids, assistive technologies and very often, a service of personal assistance.

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EC Report is opportunity for everyone to see their role in process

In this year's report, the European Commission has provided precise and detailed guidelines for the high-quality fulfillment of the obligations of joining the European Union, and it is the right moment for every member of Montenegrin society to see their role in the process of European integration and contribute to the EU accession through their work, Chief Negotiator Aleksandar Drljević said.

The Chief Negotiator and the members of the Negotiating Group presented today the findings of the European Commission's Report on Montenegro to the representatives of Montenegrin media. A working breakfast with journalists on the occasion of the presentation of the EC Report on Montenegro was organised by the Secretariat-General of the Government of Montenegro, in cooperation with the Konrad Adenauer Foundation.

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Berane got a modern wastewater treatment plant

The Municipality of Berane has got a modern wastewater treatment plant and 21 kilometers of sewerage and kilometer and a half of atmospheric networks. The project is funded from EU funds, and also four facilities in the water supply system have been constructed and reconstructed. The story of the journalist TV Prva Jelena Gardovic reports about the benefits that this project will bring to the river Lim and the citizens of Berane.

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Common Negotiating Position for Chapter 27

The European Integration Office has published the Common Position of the European Union for Chapter 27 - Environment and Climate Change, which represents the initial and most important document for planning the obligations that need to be fulfilled within this area in the upcoming period.

In this way, the Government has confirmed the consistency when it comes to the principles of transparency in the conduct of accession negotiations and determination to encourage the efficiency and accountability of all parties in the process of EU accession by ensuring access to information.

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The enlargement is in the interest of both Montenegro and the EU

The process of joining the EU is in the interest of the state and its development, as can be seen from the example of Estonia which joined the European family in 2004, said the Ambassador of that country, Kirsti Karelson at the meeting with the Chief Negotiator, Aleksandar Drljevic.

She welcomed Montenegro's achievements in negotiations with the EU, saying that it is a country that is progressing faster than others in the region.

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Negotiations Collegium: There is no relaxation on path to EU

The results achieved by Montenegro in terms of European integration are encouraging, but also obligatory, and in the time to come, activities to achieve results in all areas need to be intensified in order to attain a key state objective - EU membership, today's meeting of the Collegium for Negotiations on the Accession of Montenegro to the EU, chaired by Prime Minister Duško Marković, highlighted.

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The Montenegrin state administration is preparing for the revision of the translation of the EU acquis

Montenegrin state administration expects the biggest legal and translation challenge in history, which implies a professional and legal-technical revision of the EU acquis, translated into the Montenegrin language.

In Respa in Danilovgrad, a three-day workshop on the professional and legal drafting of the translation of the acquis communautaire, organized by the European Integration Office and the Brussels International Consulting Expertise, was held.

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The IPA 2018 proposal presented to non-governmental organizations

In Montenegro, as part of the IPA 2018 proposal, in the rule of law sector are planned reconstruction and adaptation of courts in four municipalities, construction of a Special Health Institution within the framework of the ZIKS, construction of the Clinic for Infectious Diseases and Clinics for Dermatovenerology, as well as improvement of equipment in microbiological laboratories in Montenegro.

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Presented opportunities within the Cross-border Program Serbia-Montenegro and the Mediterranean Transnational Program

The Serbia-Montenegro 2014-2020 Program is a continuation of successful cooperation that established the Operational Structures of the two countries in the previous perspective (2007-2013), when 34 projects of total amount 6.2 million euros were realized, was evaluated during the information days on the IPA Cross-Border Program Cooperation between Serbia and Montenegro 2014-2020 and Interreg Mediterranean Transnational Program 2014-2020.

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