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NEGOTIATINg MONTENEGRO. The Stabilisation and Association Agreement between Montenegro and the EU signed in October 2007 , entered into force in May 2010 . Montenegro has been smoothly implement ing the obligations under the SAA The bodies of the SAA:.

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  • The Stabilisation and Association

  • Agreementbetween Montenegro and the EU

  • signed inOctober 2007, entered into force in May 2010.

  • Montenegro has been smoothly implementing the obligations under the SAA

  • The bodies of the SAA:

two Joint Consultative Committees:


  • On 26 June 2012 the European Council confirmed the decision of the General Affairs Council of 26 June 2012 on opening of negotiation on accession of Montenegro to the European Union

  • The first Intergovernmental Conference between Montenegro and the EU was also held on 29 June 2012,thus officially opening the negotiation process.



State Delegation for Negotiations on Accession of Montenegro to the EU

Office of Chief Negotiator in Podgorica

College for Negotiations on Accessionof Montenegro to the European Union

Parliamentary Committee for European Integration


Office of Chief Negotiator in Brussels

Group for Negotiations on Accession of Montenegro to the EU


Working groups

Working groups

Working groups

Working groups

Working groups

Working groups

Chapter overview

25. Science and research

9. Financial services

5. Public procurement

29. Customs union

14. Transport policy

13. Fisheries

33. Financial and budgetary provisions

34. Institutions

30. External relations

17. Economic and monetary policy

16. Taxation

31. Foreign, security and defense policy

32. Financial control

35. Other issues

18. Statistics

4. Free movement of capital

19. Social policy and employment

27. Environment and climate change

28. Consumer and health protection

21. Trans-European networks

2. Freedom of movement for workers

23. Judiciary and fundamental rights

24. Justice, freedom and security

7. Intellectual property law

15. Energy

6. Company law

20. Enterprise and industrial policy

26. Education and culture

11.Agriculture and Rural Development

3. Right of establishment and freedom to provide services

Woriking Group created

8. Competition policy


Screenings are due during Ireland EU Presidency

22. Regional policy and coordination of structural instruments

Explanatory screenings completed

10. Information society and media

Explanatory and Bilateral screenings completed

12. Food safety, veterinary and phytosanitary control

  • MONTENEGRO 2012 PROGRESS REPORT, issued by European Commission on 10 October 2012

  • PR Structure: political criteria, economic criteria, ability to take on the obligations of membership

  • Focus on political criteria-overall progress identified (role of Parliament enforced, reforms of Judiciary, fight against corruption and organised crime, decriminalisation ofdefamation and insult)

  • PR reflects the actual state of play ( challenges)

  • focus on the strenghtening of the legislative framework,

  • institution building and administrative capacities


  • Based on PR, the action plan has been elaborated on activities for the implementation of the EC recommendations.

  • Government adopted this AP on the end of December 2012.

  • The AP shall serve as a core element for the Government key policies for the next year.

NPP-National Program for Accession

  • has to be approved by Parliament

  • it gives general overview of political criteria, economic criteria, ability to take on the obligations of membership

  • at the same time it contains a specific measures for each issue separately

  • indication and description of what have be done by now (issues covered by NPI)

  • the guidelines for what has to be done in the next years

  • in which way: short-term and medium-term priorities

  • plan of activities

  • estimation of the total cost of NPP

  • For the next period it will be one of the most important documents the Government of Montenegro will have to deal with

IPA 2007-2013


  • Communication strategy for 2010-2014, done in collaboration with NGOs

  • Close cooperation with Media

  • Active involvement of the Civil Society in Negotiating Process (e.i. Working groups)

  • Projects and Activities aimed at raising civil awareness and knowledge about EU (PR Office)


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