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8.30–9 a.m. Registration of participants

9–9.45 a.m. Opening session

Opening remarks by Lidija Pavić Rogošić and Pavle D. Radovanović, Co-Chairs of the EU-Montenegro JCC

Assessment of the state of play of EU-Montenegro accession negotiations

  • Barbara Jesus-Gimeno, Deputy Head of Unit for Montenegro, DG NEAR, European Commission
  • Bojan Šarkić, Ambassador, Head of Permanent Mission of Montenegro to the EU


9.45–11 a.m. Chapter 3: Right of establishment and freedom to provide services

Presentation of the reports:

  • Violeta Jelić, EESC member
  • Pavle D. Radovanović, JCC member from the Montenegrin side
  •  Intervention by  Max Philipp Lehne, DG NEAR, European Commission


11–11.15 a.m. Coffee break

11.15 a.m.–12.30 p.m.  Chapter 24 : Justice, freedom and security, with a special focus on migration

Presentation of the reports:

  • José Antonio Moreno Díaz, EESC member
  • Milan Radović, Civic Alliance
  • Intervention by Dušica Živković, Head of International Organization for Migration (IOM) Office in Montenegro
  • ntervention by Tatiana Romon, DG NEAR, European Commission


12.30–2 p.m.   Lunch – EESC premises

2–3.30 p.m.     Overview of the Civil Society in Montenegro

  • Ana Nenezić, JCC member from the Montenegrin side
  • Intervention by Ionuţ Sibian, EESC member
  • Intervention by Tatiana Romon, DG NEAR, European Commission


3.30–3.45 p.m. Coffee break

3.45-4.30 p.m. Adoption of the Joint Declaration

4.30 p.m.         End of the meeting