The road to the EU as important as membership

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Economy Minister Dragica Sekulic said that the road to the European Union (EU) is equally important as membership, because, as she pointed out, during the negotiations, all the changes that we are seeking for full membership are taking place.

“The entire negotiating process itself represents a kind of preparatory period for the economy to what is expected by joining the Union, given the fact that by EU membership we fully take over the EU trade policy. I believe that the accession to the EU will be a confirmation that our economy was ready to accept, that is, that it accepted what membership brings, and it is up to us that, by that date, together with the economy, work to harmonize our activities with the EU requirements, ” Sekulic pointed out in an interview for the specially-issued CorD Montenegro Business Sector 2018.

She said that Montenegro already acts “in line with what is xpected of one (future) EU member”.

She recalled that Montenegro, when it comes to negotiating chapters in the Ministry of Economy, temporarily closed one chapter (Chapter 30 – External Relations) and opened two chapters (Chapter 1 – Free Movement of Goods and Chapter 3 – Right of establishment and freedom to provide services).

Source: Radio Television Montenegro