Vladimir Dobrovolsky. The European Commission praised Montenegro to join the sanctions against Russia, but expects the effort to bring the legal sector in congruence with those of the EU, said European Commissioner for neighbourhood policy and the negotiations on the extension Johannes Hahn.
"I Want to use this opportunity to greet congruence Montenegro foreign policy of the EU restrictive measures in the context of illegal accession of Russia to the Crimea and Eastern Ukraine," said Khan, representing the European Parliament opinion of the EC on the readiness of Montenegro to join the Union.
according to his statement, Montenegro after the publication of the report on progress towards accession took measures to cope with the designated serious deficiencies, taking important regulations on the prevention of bribery." anyway, the law is not the key. We have made it clear Montenegro that now we should concentrate on the use of this law, " said the Commissioner.
according to him, now the country needs to focus on results, and among them in the field of rule of law." A functioning independent judiciary and fundamental rights, such as property rights, necessary not only for the performance characteristics of the rule of law. They are a prerequisite for attracting investment, increasing competitiveness and stimulate economic growth and increase employment, " said Khan.
for its part, the parliamentary Secretary of the Ministry of presidency of the EU Latvia found Kalnina-Lukashevitsa said that Montenegro needs further implementation efforts made in the Constitution of change ".
"Montenegro to apply the strategy of reforming the public administration and to strengthen administrative capacity, to cope with the politicization and to increase transparency, improve the business environment," said the Minister, speaking on behalf of the EU Council.
The EU and the US amid deteriorating relations with the Russian Federation in connection with the situation in Ukraine in the summer of last year imposed a punishment against a number of sectors of the Russian economy. In response, Russia has restricted the import of food items from countries that have introduced in relation to penalties: USA, EU, Canada, Australia and Norway. First Ukrainian authorities, as well as the USA and the EU many times accused Moscow of interfering in Ukraine. Russia denies it and calls the accusations are unacceptable. Moscow has repeatedly said that is not a party to domestic conflict and uninvolved in the events in the South-East, is interested in Ukraine overcame political and economic crisis.