MNE ready to open new chapters

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During the previous period Montenegro made significant progress, both in the legislative and institutional area, as well as in terms of measurable results, achieving in that way the internal readiness for opening the new chapters and beginning the process of closing some of them.

That was assessed during the meeting of Chief Negotiator Aleksandar Andrija Pejovic with the Director for Western Europe, the Western Balkans and Turkey in the European Foreign Affairs Service, Angelina Eichhorst.

The interlocutors exchanged views on the conducted parliamentary elections in Montenegro, constituting the new Assembly and Government, and future plans and activities in the negotiation process.

He stressed that free and fair elections in Montenegro showed democratic and political maturity and expressed confidence that the positive evaluations will be recognized in this year’s report on the progress that the European Commission will publish on 9 November. He pointed out that, in the following period, Montenegro will have to continue the quality and efficient work, and that the new government will be focused on NATO accession and the completion of EU accession negotiations.

“Director Einchhorst praised the successful and regularly conducted elections that would lead to formation of a new government soon expecting it will continue the good dynamics of the negotiation process with the EU. She pointed out that Montenegro has achieved great success in accession to the EU, stating that, in the following period it should continue implementation of the ongoing reforms, especially in the field of the rule of law and economics, which will prepare the state and society for the obligations and benefits of future membership and improve the quality of life of citizens, “it is said in the statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integrations (MFA).

Source: Radio Television Montenegro