Berlin, Germany (28 August 2014) — Prime Minister of Montenegro Milo Đukanović participated in the Conference on the Western Balkans, which was held earlier today in Berlin under the auspices of the Federal Government of Germany.
The conference was aimed at providing additional incentive for progress in terms of economy, rule of law, security, as well as the reconciliation in the region and better regional connectivity.
Stating that today’s conference in Berlin met the expectations, Prime Minister Đukanović noted “it demonstrated a new initiative of Germany and the European Commission in relation to the countries of the Western Balkans.”
“I suggested it would be good to emphasise another dimension of the European Union – its responsibility for the development and catching up with Europe in terms of development of the countries of the Western Balkans, which is the most backward region on the continent of Europe, and yet, without which there is no complete integration,” the Prime Minister told the press.
In that regard, he said the European Commission should create a broader investment package for the countries of the Western Balkans, which would support better infrastructural connectivity within the region, as well as with key European corridors, as this would help create conditions for economic growth and employment, achieve democratic standards and bring the countries closer to the EU membership.
Source: Government of Montenegro