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Cooperation important for progress to EU

17/07/2018

The Joint Consultative Committee between the civil societies of the European Union and Montenegro is an important basis for the improvement of political and social dialogue, as well as for consideration of future directions and prospects of the negotiation process, it was estimated the 11th meeting of the Committee. The interest of all stakeholders is to work together on sustainable socio-economic changes which would guarantee high-quality accession framework and give legitimacy to more demanding stages of the transformation of the Montenegrin society. The civil sector is a significant factor in directing the Montenegrin society to European values, through monitoring the negotiations and active participation in the process.

Co-chair of the Joint Consultative Committee, Secretary General of the Montenegrin Chamber Pavle D. Radovanović said that this body was established in 2012 in accordance with the Stabilization and Association Agreement, which allows civil society organizations to monitor the negotiation process and submit recommendations to the Government of Montenegro and the EU institutions in order to improve the negotiation process. 

The participants also discussed the status of negotiations on Montenegro's accession to the EU in the chapters on social policy and employment, with particular emphasis on social rights, free movement of workers and the state of civil society in Montenegro. A joint declaration was adopted.