31 Mar 15
Montenegro Press Review – March 31, 2015
UEFA charges both Montenegro and Russia football associations; police were not responsible for torches at the stadium, minister claims; Montenegro opens two more negotiation chapters with EU.
UEFA has charged the Montenegrin and Russian football associations following the abandonment of Friday’s Euro 2016 qualifier in Podgorica. The match was abandoned in the second half after a brawl involving players and staff. The Montenegrin association has been charged with holding a match that was not played in full, while both the FSCG and Football Union of Russia have been charged with the throwing of fireworks and other missiles by fans.
Interior Minister Rasko Konjevic said that the police is not responsible for who enters and the stadium, but it is matter of contract between organisers and private security companies. Commenting on the Montenegro – Russia abandonment on Friday, he said that the police competency is to ensure public order and peace, before and after the match.
At the Intergovernmental Conference in Brussels on Monday, Montenegro opened two more chapters in the accession process with the EU. Negotiations were opened in chapters 16 and 30, relating to “Taxation” and “External Relations”. Montenegro has already opened 18 negotiation chapters, of which two have been provisionally closed.
Source: Balkan Insight (Montenegro)