European Western Balkans

EU financial support significant for Montenegrin society

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KOLAŠIN – State secretary at the Ministry of European Affairs of Montenegro Marina Vujačić said that EU financial support was essential for the preparation of the Montenegrin society for the benefits and challenges of accession and membership in the Union. The support is being provided during EU integration and implementing a series of reforms in Montenegro.

In this way Vujačić opened two-day conference “Experiences in receiving EU funds – challenges, opportunities and models of good practice” which is being held in Kolašin.

As pointed out during the conference, Montenegro has received financial support from the EU since 1998. It represents a significant boost to the efforts made in order to achieve European standards in key areas.

“Montenegro has been very successful in getting the funds, achieving over €165m non-refundable financial assistance from the EU for national projects in 2007-2013. In the perspective of 2014-2020 there is €270.5m available for national projects. It the only country in the Western Balkans that has been granted a 10% increase of funds,” it is said at the conference.

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