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Parliamentary Assembly Session: 21 to 25 June 2010

Milo Djukanovic: Montenegro committed to building civil society to European standard

Milo Djukanovic

[22/06/2010] In his address to the Parliamentary Assembly, Prime Minister of Montenegro Milo Djukanović described progress so far to promote democracy, the rule of law and economic stability and development since his country joined the Council of Europe as the 47th member state in 2007. He praised the Venice Commission’s contribution to ‘the quality of legislation’ in his country and stressed his support for reform of the European Court of Human Rights, which would introduce case screening methods and promote the building of stable legal frameworks and independent judiciaries at national levels. ‘In this process, the expertise and intensive support of the Council of Europe are indispensable,’ he said. He took stock of ‘notable results’ in fighting corruption and organised crime, and said that Montenegro has made progress in implementing recent GRECO and MONEYVAL recommendations.