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15th meeting of the EU-Montenegro Joint Consultative Committee


09h30 – 11h15 Inaugural session

Opening remarks by Andrej ZORKO and Pavle D. RADOVANOVIĆ, co chairs of the EU-Montenegro Joint Consultative Committee (JCC)

Current state of play in EU-Montenegro relations, including 2021 Montenegro Report

  • H.E. Oana-Cristina POPA, Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Montenegro (virtually)
  • Petar MARKOVIĆ, Ambassador and Head of Mission of Montenegro to the European Union
  • Zorka KORDIĆ, Montenegro's Chief Negotiator with the European Union (virtually)
  • Stevo MUK, President of the Managing Board, Institute Alternative (IA) (virtually)

Debate

11h15 – 11h30 Coffee break

11h30 – 13h00 Revised enlargement methodology – Cluster 1: The Fundamentals of the Accession Process, with a special focus on Economic Criteria, Public procurement, Statistics and Financial Control and the response to the COVID-19 pandemic

Presentation of the reports:

  • Srđa KEKOVIĆ, member of Montenegrin delegation to the EU-Montenegro JCC
  • Gordana ĐUROVIĆ, member of Montenegrin delegation to the EU-Montenegro JCC (virtually)
  • Antonio SANCHEZ PAREJA, Economic and financial desk officer for Montenegro, DG ECFIN, European Commission
  • Krzysztof ZUREK, Montenegro Unit, DG NEAR
  • EESC members on EU response to the COVID-19 pandemic:

- Violeta JELIĆ, Group I (REX/542 and REX/547)

- Andrej ZORKO, Group II (SOC/685, SOC/700)

- Ionuţ SIBIAN, Group III

Debate

13h00 – 14h30 Lunch break

14h30 – 15h30 Overview of the civil society situation in Montenegro

  • Gordana ĐUROVIĆ, member of Montenegrin delegation to the EU Montenegro JCC (virtually)
  • Daliborka ULJAREVIĆ, Executive Director, Centre for Civic Education
  • Tatiana ROMON, Montenegro Unit, DG NEAR, European Commission
  • Ana MARIGUESA, Programme Manager Civil Society, Delegation of the EU in Montenegro (virtually)

Debate

15h30 – 16h15 Adoption of the Joint declaration

16h15 End of meeting