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Delegation of the European Union to Montenegro
IPA II sets a new framework for providing pre-accession assistance for the period 2014-2020 for which an indicative amount of EUR 270.5 million is foreseen to be allocated (please see table below).
On 9 February the European Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, Johannes Hahn, and Montenegrin PM Dusko Markovic visited a railway reconstruction project in Podgorica.
Local governments have a major role to play in promoting social and economic development,
particularly in the enlargement countries. But they are not always familiar with how they
can make the best use of EU funds in carrying out their tasks. That is why the EU has been
helping municipalities in Montenegro to switch to new operating methods in tune with EU
From the sixties to the eighties, thousands of radioactive lightning rods (lightning conductors)
were installed in the former Yugoslavia. This was under the mistaken assumption that the
higher energy of gamma emitters would make the rods work better.
Vulnerable young people need careful attention, and in Montenegro the EU has been helping
to prevent separation of children and families, and supporting community-based care and
the provision of better homes.