Pirc Musar: Montenegro should be a locomotive that will pull the countries of the Western Balkans

During the meeting between the President of Slovenia and Prime Minister Milojko Spajić, there was talk of a large and unused space for strengthening economic cooperation between the two countries, and Spajić, they said, presented several reforms aimed at removing the business barrier.

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Photo: Government of Montenegro
Photo: Government of Montenegro
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Slovenia will support Montenegro until the end of the road, and that road leads to the European Union (EU). I hope that Montenegro will be a locomotive that will pull the countries of the Western Balkans, the President of Slovenia pointed out Nataša Pirc Musar during the meeting with the Prime Minister Milojko Spajić.

"Montenegro is a leader in integration, and your government accelerated the train towards the EU. Perhaps our experience speaks best about the importance of membership. Since we became part of the EU, 20 years ago, the GDP per capita has practically doubled," said the president of Slovenia, according to a statement sent from the Spajić cabinet.

The Prime Minister emphasized the importance of support from Slovenia, especially in key moments, such as the work on meeting the temporary benchmarks in order to obtain the IBAR in June.

In the context of reforms in chapters 23 and 24, the importance of good cooperation between the Government and the Assembly is apostrophized.

"The rule of law has started to reach the level at which it is expected to function. For a long time, key institutions in the prosecution and the judiciary did not work at their full capacity. Placing professionals in vital positions is of the utmost importance, and the adoption of the Law against money laundering and financing of terrorism marked a cut in relation to some negative practices from the past," said Spajić.

Pirc Musar and Spajić
photo: Government of Montenegro

Pirc Musar came to visit with a business delegation, so during the meeting there was talk of a large and unused space for strengthening economic cooperation between the two countries.

"During the conversation, the importance of restoring investors' trust in the judicial system, as a basis for the arrival of credible companies, was apostrophized. The Prime Minister presented a number of reforms aimed at removing business barriers. It was concluded that the fight against hybrid wars is extremely important, so that the imminent opening of the Center for the fight against cybercrime is extremely important for regional security on that front," Spajić's cabinet said in a statement.

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