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The EU Macro-Regional Strategies Week in Brussels, 17-21 February 2020

Countries participating in the EU Strategy for the Adriatic-Ionian Region (EUSAIR) will work further on defining macro-regional priorities that are relevant for this macro-region, in order to incorporate those priorities in the main programming documents for the EU financing in the period 2021-2027 – this was highlighted in Brussels this week.

The beginning of the EU Macro-Regional Strategies Week (MRSs week) was marked by the regular EUSAIR Governing Board meeting.


Grant contracts signed within the second Call for Proposals for the Cross Border Cooperation Programme Bosnia and Herzegovina – Montenegro 2014-2020

The second Call for Proposals for the Cross-border Cooperation Program Bosnia and Herzegovina – Montenegro 2014-2020 resulted in ten contracted projects in 2019.

The projects will contribute to environment protection, better management and energy efficiency of local water supply systems, wastewater and solid waste, as well as to improving the quality and diversity of the tourism offer, which is based on natural and cultural heritage.


The score grid has been approved for the Second Targeted Call for Proposals for Interreg IPA CBC Italy – Albania – Montenegro

We hereby inform the interested public that the evaluation of the projects to be financed under the Second Call for Proposals under Interreg IPA Cross-border Cooperation Programme Italy – Albania – Montenegro has been completed.

The Second Call for Proposals was opened from 4 April to 20 June 2018 and 113 applications were submitted via Electronic Management System (EMS). During the administrative eligibility check, 20 applications were rejected and 93 applications were subject to a qualitative evaluation.


“Open data – perspective of application” seminar

On the occasion of the International Open Data Week, the Montenegrin Chamber of Economy organizes the seminar "Open data - perspective of application" within the Open Data for European Innovation – ODEON project, which is implemented under the Interreg Mediterranean Transnational Programme 2014-2020.


A third of the EU acquis planned for 2020 has already been translated

The meeting of the Commission for the preparation of Montenegrin version of the EU acquis stated that more than one third of the EU acquis planned for this year has already been translated.

On the meeting of the Commission, chaired by Chief Negotiator Aleksandar Drljević, the plan for the translation of the EU acquis for 2020 was presented, as well as the activities that have been realized on translation and professional editing, until now.



Mrdak at Parliamentary Committee on European Integration: Approximately 50 laws to be adopted in 2020 within Montenegro’s PAEU

According to the Montenegro’s Programme of Accession to the European Union 2020 – 2022 (PAEU) 491 regulations have been planned for the adoption, explained Deputy Chief Negotiator Marko Mrdak and added that 97 out of 491 regulations are laws which have to be adopted in order to keep the pace with the continuous changes and developments of the EU acquis.


Drljević and Presker: EU to show commitment to the region, and countries to continue with reforms

The European Union must show commitment to the Western Balkans and a readiness for enlargement, was concluded during a meeting between Chief Negotiator Aleksandr Drljević and the new ambassador of Slovenia to Podgorica, Gregor Presker. They assessed that Montenegro should continue with planned reforms and activities in order to move faster towards the Union.

Drljevic stressed that the prospect of EU membership remains a major driver of reform and a source of stability in the Western Balkans.


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.


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.