The Deputy Prime Minister of Montenegro, Dritan Abazović, said that he had nothing against rebuilding and improving the work of the government, but, as he added, he was against any political entity that imposed only what suits it.
According to Abazovic, rebuilding the government is a political issue.
“I am not against improving it; I think there is a lot of room for the Government to do a lot of things in a better way. In my opinion, the path of reform is not dynamic enough, “Abazović said.
He adds, however, that he is against the buffet system.
“I am against any political entity that imposes only what suits only him. I am in favor of dialogue and finding better solutions to improve overall efficiency; “I have nothing against him,” said Abazović, adding that he would like the current situation to be resolved.
The most important thing, as he says, is that the tourist season is good, and he expects it to be extraordinary.
“I think the most important message is the approval of the state budget,” Abazović said.
The head of the European Union Delegation in Podgorica, Oana Kristina Popa, at the debate panel on “How to meet the obligations in Chapters 23 and 24”, said that Montenegro could not move on to other chapters if the criteria in Chapters 23 and 24 have not been met.
Deputy Prime Minister Dritan Abazović says that EU membership is a priority of the Government and that the most important thing on that path is for Montenegro to achieve certain results.
“Montenegro in the EU until 2025 is a very ambitious plan, which depends not only on us, but also on the will within the EU. We just have to do what belongs to us, “Abazović said, adding that it would be a bit arrogant to say that Montenegro could join the EU by 2025.
“I think we can do a lot in Chapters 23 and 24 by 2025, and will that be enough … We can do a lot in a year; we can open the Pandora’s box on the rule of law , ”He said.
He believes that the state should be as committed as possible to the EU membership process, because, as he adds, this is what citizens expect and want.
“We have to give results and everything is in vain if we do not do it,” Abazovi tha said, adding that the EU integration process should not be perceived as pressure from Brussels because “we are making changes because of us”.
“The government is maximally engaged on the road to the EU. “Chapters 23 and 24 are not the only ones, but they are the most important in that way”, said the Deputy Prime Minister.
The head of the EU Delegation in Podgorica said the rule of law is essential when it comes to EU accession.
“We are aware that there is dissatisfaction when it comes to the dynamics of EU accession. “I assume that the answer to your question why Montenegro is not part of the EU even after 10 years of negotiations, lies in the progress reports in which everything is clearly stated,” said Popa, adding that it is necessary to meet different conditions. the most important of which relates to Chapters 23 and 24.
“Candidate countries must prove that they are good at strategic laws, and this is important for Montenegro in the accession process,” Popa said.