Montenegro is the most advanced country – a candidate for membership in the European Union, said German Chancellor Angela Merkel, at a working lunch with Prime Minister Zdravko Krivokapić and Western Balkan leaders in Tirana, Albania. The statement of the Government of Montenegro says that the main topic of the meeting was regional cooperation and mechanisms for its improvement.
“On that occasion, Chancellor Merkel particularly emphasized that Montenegro is the most advanced country – a candidate for membership in the European Union, emphasizing the importance of the idea of a common regional economic market, which, according to her, could benefit from all the countries of the Western Balkans “, said the government.
As it is said, Prime Minister Krivokapić thanked Chancellor Merkel for the recognition she gave to Montenegro, and for the recognition of the reform and the European course of the new Government.
“At the working lunch, the need to continue working within the Berlin Process in the coming years was further emphasized, as one of the most important diplomatic initiatives since 2014, the aim of which is the enlargement of the European Union,” the statement said. .
In that sense, the aspiration was expressed for all the countries of the Western Balkans to work diligently in the internal reform processes so that the EU integration process goes faster and more intensively.
The Chairman of the Steering Board of the Montenegrin Monitoring Center (CeMI), Zlatko Vujović, who is also the Secretary General of the European Network of Election Monitoring Organizations (ENEMO), also met with the German Chancellor in Belgrade yesterday.
“It was a great opportunity to present the political situation in Montenegro and the main challenges that Montenegrin society is facing. “It was a very open and dynamic meeting,” Vujov said.
Vujović was the only civil society representative from Montenegro, who yesterday, along with five other civil society leaders from the Western Balkan countries, attended the meeting with Merkel.
“Civil society leaders from the Western Balkans greatly appreciate Merkel’s approach to organizing this event before meeting with the presidents and prime ministers of our countries.
“During the meeting, the main problems facing the civil sector in the Western Balkans were presented, and it is very important to discuss this with foreign partners and officials at the highest level,” Vujovic said.