early stage Montenegro continued to broadly implement the Stabilisation and Association Agreement (SAA) and the meetings of the joint bodies under the agreement took place at regular intervals. Montenegro Public Holidays 2020 This page contains a national calendar of all 2020 public holidays for Montenegro. Currently, less than 2-3 % of Montenegro’s waste is recycled. Serbia continued with the existing negotiations, and separate negotiations were launched with Montenegro in September 2006. 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Having regard to the consent of the European Parliament (1).   moderately prepared Most visits to Montenegro are trouble-free. The Status Agreement between the European Union and Montenegro on actions carried out by the European Border and Coast Guard Agency in Montenegro is hereby approved on behalf of the Union. There are currently thirty chapters opened, three chapters that have been provisionally closed, and two chapters in which there is nothing to adopt. The size of the Roma population in each economy is uncertain and disputed. On 1 January 2008, the visa facilitation and readmission agreements between Montenegro and the EU entered into force. [42] The ECB has stated that the implications of unilateral euro adoption "would be spelled out at the latest in the event of possible negotiations on EU accession. Strengthening democratic institutions and reforming the civil service. "[45] Instead, he hopes that Montenegro will be permitted to keep the euro and has promised "the government of Montenegro, will adopt some certain elements, which should fulfil the conditions for further use of the euro; such as adopting fiscal rules."[45]. Podgorica, Montenegro (12 March) -- The EU expert mission stays in Montenegro until Friday to examine Montenegro‘s achievements in the field of rule of law, with special emphasis on fight against corruption and organised crime. Append an asterisk (, Other sites managed by the Publications Office, http://data.europa.eu/eli/dec/2020/729/oj, Portal of the Publications Office of the EU. Archive for Montenegro. On 11 December 2020, French Member of the European Parliament (MEP) Dominique Bilde of the Identity and Democracy Group posed a written parliamentary question to the European Commission: “On Saturday, 28 November, Serbia and Montenegro expelled each other’s ambassadors. Programme of Accession of Montenegro to the EU 2018 – 2020. As a constituent republic of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia following World War II, and later of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, the Yugoslav dinar was the official currency in Montenegro. In July 2020, the law on life partnership of same-sex couples was enacted by Parliament, making Montenegro the first country in the region to regulate the status of same-sex couples. totally incompatible In November 1999, the government of Montenegro unilaterally designated the Deutsche Mark as its co-official currency with the dinar, and on 1 January 2001 the dinar officially ceased to be a legal tender in Montenegro. 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[36] Montenegro was added to the list of visa exempt nationals on 19 December 2009, allowing their citizens to enter the Schengen Area, Bulgaria, Cyprus and Romania without a visa when traveling with biometric passports. Share of energy from renewable sources in final consumption in Romania reached 24.8 percent, achieving the country’s EU 2020 target, which was set at 24 percent. Restrictions on gatherings remain due to coronavirus.   some level of preparation In accordance with Articles 1 and 2 of Protocol No 22 on the position of Denmark, annexed to the Treaty on European Union and to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, Denmark is not taking part in the adoption of this Decision and is not bound by it or subject to its application. No Interim Agreement associated with Kosovo's SAA was concluded. [37] Visa liberalisation process does not include travels to Ireland or the United Kingdom as these countries operate their own respective visa regimes outside of the Schengen Agreement. A few days later, thousands of Montenegrins filled the central square in the modern-day capital Podgorica, in support of a “European, civic and democratic Montenegro” and pledging solidarity with … In its 2016 assessment of the accession progress, European Commission has identified Montenegro as having the highest level of preparation for membership among the negotiating states. This Decision constitutes a development of the provisions of the Schengen acquis in which Ireland does not take part, in accordance with Council Decision 2002/192/EC (3); Ireland is therefore not taking part in the adoption of this Decision and is not bound by it or subject to its application. In its 2020 progress report, the European Commission also warned that the judiciary and the prosecution in Montenegro continue to be perceived as vulnerable to … †= Disputed state, may not be recognised as an independent state by some or all European Union members. "[43] The EU insists on the strict adherence to convergence criteria (such as spending at least 2 years in the ERMII system) which are not negotiable before euro adoption, but have not intervened to stop the unilateral adoption of the euro by Montenegro in 2002. Montenegro is entering a new chapter of its political history. European Commission replies to the answers of the Questionnaire with a positive opinion (Avis).   considerable efforts needed   no major difficulties expected As a result of the Agreement, the European Border and Coast Guard teams, in accordance with the operational plan, can be swiftly deployed on the territory of Montenegro, respond to the current shift in migratory flows towards the coastal route, assist in external border management and combat human trafficking of irregular migrants. "[43] Diplomats have suggested that it's unlikely Montenegro will be forced to withdraw the euro from circulation in their country. Since June 2014 it has been an official candidate for European Union accession. Montenegro submits answers to the Commission's Questionnaire. Montenegro is also a founding member of the Union for the Mediterranean, and is currently in the process of joining the European Union development in line with the EU 2020 Strategy.   well prepared / well advanced. This Decision shall enter into force on the day of its adoption. The European Parliament voted to approve the agreement with Montenegro in February 2020, along with the agreement with Serbia. Further, Montenegro is in a leading position on its path towards EU accession, compared to the other five aspirants from the Western Balkans. November 13, 2020. This candidate status was officially granted on 17 December 2010. Council Decision (EU) 2020/729 of 26 May 2020 on the conclusion of the Status Agreement between the European Union and Montenegro on actions carried out by the European Border and Coast Guard Agency in Montenegro. Despite being within the EU territories, Albania is not part of the European Union. EU Projects in Montenegro IPA II sets a new framework for providing pre-accession assistance for the period 2014-2020 for which an indicative amount of EUR … Brussels, Belgium (1 July 2014) – Montenegro became the first country from the region to join the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation – Horizon 2020 worth EUR 77 billion. The text of the Agreement is attached to this Decision. Montenegro submits additional answers to the Commission's Questionnaire. Commission recommends starting of negotiations. Accession of Montenegro to the European Union (EU) is on the current agenda for future enlargement of the EU. Adult participation rates have slightly dropped.   moderately prepared In 2010, the EU commission issued a favourable opinion on Montenegro’s application, granting it formal candidate status and identifying 7 key priorities that needed to be addressed. Montenegrin President Milo Djukanovic prepares his ballot to vote in parliamentary elections at a polling station in Podgorica, Montenegro, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020. European Regions post-2020. Indicative funding allocation 2014-2020: €279.1m (not including the allocation for Cross-border Cooperation) The priority sectors for funding in this period are: Democracy & governance. Right of Establishment & Freedom To Provide Services, 12. At this session, the Cabinet passed the first quarterly report on meeting commitments under the Programme of Accession of Montenegro to the EU 2019-2020. Until 2020, Montenegro had received €507 million of developmental aid from the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance, a funding mechanism for EU candidate countries. As such, the FRAME exercise has aimed at providing a clear overview about the main priorities of Montenegro in the HRD sector so to have a coordinated action plan among key stakeholders and a linked monitoring instrument to be consequently used to … The agreements with North Macedonia and with Bosnia and Herzegovina are still to be ratified by national governments and given assent by the European Parliament. European Council sets a target date of 29 June for the beginning of accession negotiations. [9][10], The European Commission on 9 November 2010 recommended Montenegro as candidate country.   good level of preparation The first accession conference is held in Brussels. The goal of the office is to support the task of the Chief Negotiator for Montenegro's Accession to EU, Zorka Kordić. Montenegro is the regional leader with 43,1 percent (against the 33 percent target), while Croatia has beaten its own target by nine percent and is getting 29 percent of energy from RES. In accordance with Council Decision (EU) 2019/453 (2), the Status Agreement between the European Union and Montenegro on actions carried out by the European Border and Coast Guard Agency in Montenegro (‘the Agreement’) was signed on 7 October 2019, subject to its conclusion. In early 2020 a series of protests caused occasional disruption and road closures. Podgorica, Montenegro (29 May 2014) – At today’s session, Montenegro’s Cabinet approved the international agreement on Montenegro’s participation in the EU programme “Horizon 2020 - The Framework Programme for Research and Innovation.” The President of the Council shall, on behalf of the Union, give the notification provided for in Article 12(1) of the Agreement (4). The accession negotiations with Montenegro subsequently began on 29 June 2012. In December 2011, the Council launched the accession process with a view to opening negotiations in June 2012. Having regard to the proposal from the European Commission. Marković pointed out that the Government was satisfied with the fulfillment of obligations in the first quarter, amounting to 74%, emphasising that 53 out of 72 planned commitments in the legislative and strategic part were met. Waste prevention   early stage Accession of Montenegro to the European Union (EU) is on the current agenda for future enlargement of the EU. In May 2006, Montenegro voted for independence in a referendum and the State Union of Serbia and Montenegro was dissolved. [8] The agreement was officially signed on 15 October 2007, and on 1 May 2010 it came into force, after all the 27 member-states of EU had ratified the SAA. [30], Montenegro's population is overwhelmingly pro-EU, with 76.2% being in favour according to polling and only 9.8% against, in October 2009.[31]. indicates chapters in which the European Commission has simultaneously awarded the chapter both "moderately preparded" AND "good level of preparation".