Commissioner Füle visits Montenegro
Commissioner Štefan Füle will visit Podgorica on 13 October to deliver in person the recommendation of the European Commission to open accession negotiations with Montenegro. "Montenegro has worked hard and made good progress in meeting the political criteria" Commissioner Füle said before leaving Brussels.
The European Commission has on Wednesday approved the Progress Report on Montenegro which states that the country has met the seven key priorities identified in the Commissions' Opinion last year.
"We have seen real progress including in; judicial reform, revising the electoral law, media freedom, anti-discrimination and the fight against corruption and organised crime. But Montenegro will need to maintain the momentum of reforms, and consolidate its progress and this is best done in the framework of accession negotiations" Mr Füle said to the European parliament when presenting the Enlargement Package on behalf of the European Commission.
He will hand over the Progress Report to the representatives of the country and explain its content when he meets with the president Filip Vujanović, parliament speaker Ranko Krivokapić, Prime Minister Lukšić. He will also hold a meeting with the National Council for European Integration and Parliamentary Committee for International Relations and European Integration.
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