Delegation of the European Union to Montenegro


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As we mark the International Criminal Justice Day, the European Union reaffirms its longstanding support towards the international criminal justice system and in particular its unwavering commitment to the International Criminal Court (ICC), as part of the EU's wider commitment to a rules-based international order.

The Council today adopted conclusions on the EU's priorities at the 74th UN General Assembly(September 2019 – September 2020). These conclusions complements the Council conclusions on strengthening multilateralism which were adopted on 17 June 2019.

The country's genuine willingness to reform its electoral system in an inclusive manner is of crucial importance for the reform process. This was concluded during the conference organised within the EU-funded project “Let fair elections become a habit!

Over €50,000 were allocated within ReLOad for projects with an aim to improve the quality of life of the local community

An OSCE-led survey on violence against women showed that nearly one in five (19%) women have experienced physical and/or sexual violence since the age of 15 at the hands of a partner or non-partner.

The Council today adopted conclusions welcoming the publication of the first joint synthesis report of the EU and its member states on ''Supporting the Sustainable Development Goals across the world'' as an important contribution to EU reporting at the High Level Political Forum in 2019. The Council welcomes the collective contribution of the EU and its member states to the implementation of all Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) across the world, leveraging all means of implementation, in support of the 2030 Agenda.

At the Poznań Summit on the Western Balkans, the EU confirmed its commitment to strengthen cooperation with the region with a set of concrete measures focusing on five key areas: transport and energy, digital, economy, security and good neighbourly relations.

The European Union expects progress from Montenegro in Chapters 23 and 24 related to the area of ​​freedom of the media and the fight against organised crime and corruption.

The European Commission has announced the higher education institutions from all over Europe that will be part of the first “European Universities” alliances. They will enhance the quality and attractiveness of European higher education and boost cooperation between institutions, their students and staff.