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PM Marković meets in Brussels with Commissioner Hahn: Montenegro will be working even harder and more intensively to meet EU agenda in 2019

PM Marković meets in Brussels with Commissioner Hahn: Montenegro will be working even harder and more intensively to meet EU agenda in 2019
Published date 17.12.2018 14:33 | Author PR Service

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Prime Minister Marković stressed that the ambition of Montenegro is to open soon the remaining negotiating chapter, Chapter 8 - Competition, and that the country worked diligently and provided the internal readiness to close several chapters.

Prime Minister Marković and Commissar Hahn agreed that progress has been made in the area of the ​​rule of law. PM Marković paid special attention to the fight against corruption and organised crime, where, in his words, the country achieved a lot, and that even better results are expected to be made soon, especially in the areas of combating human trafficking and money laundering.

The meeting also discussed progress in the field of media. The emphasis was placed on the protection of journalists and media assets. It was noted that a set of media laws that should improve the media scene are being drafted.

PM Marković informed Commissioner Hahn about the political situation in Montenegro. The two officials also exchanged opinions on developments in the region.

The Prime Minister said that Montenegro has been constantly promoting dialogue and stability, and that it will continue to encourage the region's progress and its aspiration towards the European Union. Commissioner Hahn praised the role of Montenegro in the region.

Next year, PM Marković underscored, the Government will give priority to the achievement of dynamic development and complete financial stability in the country. He also pointed out the good economic results the Government has achieved, which is reflected primarily in economic growth, deficit reduction, and an increase in the number of employees.

PUBLIC RELATIONS SERVICE OF THE GOVERNMENT OF MONTENEGRO