EU: Protesters must respect laws

Competent authorities should investigate quickly and transparently all incidents that occurred during the protests of the Democratic Front in Podgorica, spokeswoman for European Union foreign policy chief Maja Kocijancic told Radio Montenegro.

She believes that the protesters must respect the law and refrain from violence, adding that police must act in accordance with the responsibilities and situation.
Brussels, said Kocijancic, is closely monitoring everything that happens in Montenegro.

She adds that freedom of gathering and freedom of expression are fundamental human rights that must be respected.

“In this regard, the demonstrations are a legitimate way of expressing their political opinions, but we expect the demonstrators to respect the law and refrain from violence. At the same time, the competent authorities should act within its legal authority and all taken measures should be proportionate to the situation. Speaking about journalists, those who carry out their professional duties must enjoy freedom without any interference, “Kocijancic said.

The European Union considers that the constructive and intensive dialogue between all the parliamentary parties within the institutions is best way to progress.

European Commission spokeswoman said that the date of presentation of the report on the progress of Montenegro is still unknown.

Izvor: RTV Montenegro