Montenegro

Visegrad Group supports EU enlargement policy

Podgorica, (MINA) – The Visegrad Group supports the EU enlargement policy and will advocate it in the EU institutions in Brussels, Prime Minister Dusko Markovic stated. Ha took part in the Summit of the Prime Ministers of the Visegrad Group and the Western Balkans which took place in Prague. Markovic remarked that the Summit was successful and that the main topic...

Only integrated Western Balkans is stable and peaceful

Podgorica, (MINA) – All the countries of the Western Balkans should follow the EU and NATO integration path, said Defense Minister Predrag Boskovic and added that only integrated region can expect prosperity. During the meeting with his Latvian counterpart Artis Pabriks, he said that the two countries have same challenges regarding regional stability and possibility of carrying out their interests. Boskovic...

Freedom of expression requirement for progress on EU path

Podgorica, (MINA) – Guaranteeing freedom of expression is a requirement for making progress on the EU path, said Director General for Neighborhood and Enlargement policy Christian Danielsson and added that freedom of expression and media freedom are not negotiable. He said that it was his pleasure to open the third Media Days and added that during these two days the...

Parties urged to show good will and agree on electoral reforms

Podgorica, (MINA) – All political actors in the Parliament should show good will and agree on the necessary reforms with the aim of further improvement of electoral legislation, said Director General for Neighborhood and Enlargement Policy at the European Commission Christian Danielsson. Parliament Speaker Ivan Brajovic met on Thursday with Danielsson and introduced him with the parliament’s results. Brajovic, according to...

Criminal assets to be used for humanitarian purposes

Podgorica, (MINA) – Montenegro should use the Italian model and regulate managing the forfeited criminal assets, so that they could be used for humanitarian purposes, said MANS executive director Vanja Calovic. Speaking at the conference on forfeiting and managing the criminal assets, she said that even the basic information are being deleted from the final verdicts that could be used...

Bulatovic: Stankovic and Katnic broke the law

Podgorica, (MINA) – The Anti-Corruption Committee Chair Predrag Bulatovic said that Supreme and Special public prosecutors, Ivica Stankovic and Milivoje Katnic, by refusing to present the special report on the Envelope affair and attend the session of this body, broke the law and that they will inform the Parliament Speaker about that. Bulatovic said that, depending on the Parliament Speaker...

Committee session adjourned after opposition members left

Podgorica, (MINA) – The Electoral Reform Committee’s session was adjourned after the opposition representatives left the parliament hall. The first one to left the session was the Social Democratic Party MP Rasko Konjevic who requested the session to be postponed since the Administrative Committee still did not discuss the request of the Special Parliamentary Group to appoint Alekandar Damjanovic a...

Sekulic: Opposition demonstrate foolishness

Podgorica, (MINA) – The session of the Electoral Reform Committee has demonstrated all the foolishness of the opposition and its lack of readiness to work on the electoral legislation reform, said Democratic Party of Socialists MP Predrag Sekulic. According to him, this foolishness has been demonstrated in front of the guests from the European Commission and OSCE. “It seems that their...

Enlargement to be in focus of new Brussels administration

Podgorica, (MINA) – The EU will be complete only with Western Balkans accession, and thus it is important that the EU enlargement remains among the priorities of new Brussels administration, with the support by the EU member states. It was heard at the conference “Current situation in the EU and Future of the EU Enlargement Policy” that took place in...

Sindjelic denied asylum

Podgorica, (MINA) – The Interior Ministry (MUP) has denied Sasa Sindjelic’s request for international protection in Montenegro. As Vijesti daily learns, MUP determined that Sindjelic, due to crime he committed before coming to Montenegro, is excluded from the right to asylum. According to them, during the proceedings on the request for receiving international protection, Sindjelic was interviewed twice, and the facts...