Hahn says: Montenegro has made a progress

Montenegro has made significant progress in the negotiations, and dialogue between the authorities and the opposition must be in parliament, said the EU Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Johannes Hahn in Brussels presenting a report on the progress of Montenegro in 2015.

The report on Montenegro is part of the 2015 Enlargement Package adopted today by the European Commission. The European Commission concluded that the country continued to make progress as regards the political and economic criteria, and has improved its ability to take on the obligations of EU membership. During the reporting period, eight negotiating chapters were opened, and closing benchmarks were set for them. Concerning the rule of law chapters, 23 and 24, good progress was made in improving the legislative framework for the independence of the judiciary and the fight against corruption. However, Montenegro needs to make further progress in strengthening the institutional framework and in establishing a solid track record in the fight against corruption and organized crime.

“I would like to also take this opportunity to recall the need for constructive and inclusive dialogue between government and opposition – dialogue that has to take place in parliament! This is becoming even more urgent, taking into account recent events in the country. Only they can find the best way forward’’ Hahn concluded.

Izvor: RTV Montenegro