The opening of the last negotiating chapter will be a recognition of the efforts of Montenegro, a significant step towards membership, and additional incentives for intensifying activities.
Supporting the EU integration process as a whole is crucial in order to maintain the motivation and continue the quality and committed fulfillment of the remaining obligations, within the provisional and final benchmarks in the negotiating chapters.
According to speech of Aleksandar Drljevic on the 17 sessions of the European Union Parliamentary Committee, neither Montenegro nor the EU should risk to step in the most successful example of the enlargement process. As announced by the General Secretariat of the Government, he reminded the importance that the Government gives reform activities in Chapters 23 and 24, stating that the commitment of institutions and their latest activities in the fight against corruption and organized crime are the basis for the expectation that the European Commission will in future period to draw up a Report on the fulfillment of provisional benchmarks.
Montenegro remains permanently committed to a European path that has no alternative, but also to maintaining good neighborly relations and cooperation with the countries of the region based on the values that the EU has inherited.
“Montenegro entered the EU integration process with a clear goal of reforming, improving and strengthening its system and society in line with the values of modern democratic systems,” he said.
After more than six years, the results show that Montenegro has made visible progress and uses the process as a good preparation for future membership in the Union.
“So far, we have not been disappointed either with the will and determination to cope with the challenges that this process brings and I assure you that this will be the case in the future,” Drljevic said.
He expects the enlargement policy, which also found the place among the priorities of the previous and current Romanian presidency, to be a trend followed by other members during its presidency of the EU Council.
“We hope that this important EU policy will find its place and support in the next European Parliament and European Commission,” Drljevic concluded.