Delegation of the European Union to Montenegro

Dismissal of TVCG Director Micunovic Deteriorates the Situation at RTCG

20/06/2018 - 21:41
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Statement of EU Spokesperson Maja Kocijancic:

 Over the last months, the European Union has repeatedly noted that political interference in the national public broadcaster (RTCG) Council is a matter of serious concern.

  • The dismissal of TVCG Director Vladan Micunovic, which follows the dismissal of the Director General of RTCG Andrijana Kadija, deteriorates the situation further. Such decisions go against freedom of expression and media which is a fundamental value of the European Union, a crucial element of Montenegro's EU accession process and an important interim benchmark to be fulfilled under chapter 23. The Montenegro authorities are bound by their commitments to European values and standards.
  • As we already said: It is also completely unacceptable that an EU-funded grant which supports the professionalism of RTCG has been misused as an argument to dismiss RTCG's management. 
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