PODGORICA – Existence of a consensus between the government and the opposition was an important step on the road to EU membership, said the Ambassador of Slovenia to Montenegro, Mitja Mocnik
“Parliament must work, because there are laws that will require a two-thirds majority, such as electoral legislation, ownership relations and constitutional amendments,” Mocnik said during the panel “The current political moment in Europe: The prospect of a continuation of the EU enlargement to the countries of the region”
Commenting on the new EU Enlargement Strategy, recently announced by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, according to which access to new members cannot be expected before 2025, the Slovenian ambassador said that Montenegro is progressing “faster than Junker noted as the year of enlargement”. He added that the statement was a kind of precedent.
He also suggested understanding Junker’s speech as an incentive for Montenegro. He added that his country would continue to advocate for the regatta principle in the enlargement.