Press release from 59th Cabinet session

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    Podgorica, Montenegro (25 January 2018) — At today’s 59th session, the Montenegrin Cabinet approved the Montenegro Economic Reform Programme 2018-2020. The Economic Reform Programme contains a macroeconomic a medium-term framework, as well as a fiscal framework that includes accompanying fiscal policy measures and a structural reform agenda for nine areas, with twenty priority reform measures important for reducing or eliminating barriers to economic growth and strengthening the overall country’s competitiveness… Press release from 59th Cabinet session

    Podgorica, Montenegro (25 January 2018) — At today’s 59th session, the Montenegrin Cabinet approved the Montenegro Economic Reform Programme 2018-202o, which contains a macroeconomic a medium-term framework, as well as a fiscal framework including the accompanying fiscal policy measures and a structural reform agenda for nine areas, with twenty priority reform measures important for reducing or eliminating barriers to economic growth and strengthening the overall country’s competitiveness. The document is fully consistent with the annual Budget Law, strategic development documents of Montenegro, the recommendations of the European Commission, and has been the subject of a broad public debate.

    The Cabinet also passed the Decree on conditions, manner and dynamics of implementation of agricultural policy measures for 2018 – the Agrobudget amounting to EUR 39.955.800. Today’s discussion especially emphasised that, in line with the Government’s strategic commitments, the Agrobudget for this year is higher by the defined amount and more comprehensive according to the criteria and conditions for granting support. The document contains an overview of concrete measures of the agrarian policy to support agricultural farms, associations of agricultural producers, cooperatives, in order to secure the income for agricultural holdings, strengthen the competitiveness of the Montenegrin agriculture, create better living conditions in rural areas, strengthen the capacity of institutions, achieve EU food safety standards and upgrade the fisheries sector.

    The Government approved the Sixteenth Quarterly Report on the overall activities in the process of integration of Montenegro into the European Union for the period October – December 2017. The report covers the most important events referring to the process of Montenegro’s political dialogue with the European Union, negotiations on EU accession, providing public information on the process of accession, activities of the Committee on European Integration of the Parliament of Montenegro, implementation of the Stabilisation and Association Agreement, harmonisation of the legislation of Montenegro with the legal acquis of the European Union and Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance – IPA. The report is intended for members of the Committee on European Integration of the Parliament of Montenegro for the purpose of providing them with regular and comprehensive information on the process of negotiations of Montenegro and exchange of opinions on current issues and challenges of the negotiation process.

    The Cabinet passed the Information on the signing of letters of intent between the interior ministries of Montenegro and France in the field of police cooperation and protection and rescue systems.

    The Government established the Basis for negotiating and concluding an agreement between the Government of Montenegro and the Government of the Holy Christopher and Nevis Federation on the abolition of visas for holders of diplomatic, official and ordinary passports and approved the text of the Agreement.

    PUBLIC RELATIONS SERVICE OF THE GOVERNMENT OF MONTENEGRO

    Source: Government of Montenegro