European Western Balkans

Orav: EU gives 35 mil to prep Montenegro for membership

Aivo Orav

NIKŠIĆ – The European Union (EU) annually gives an approximate EUR 35 mil of assistance to Montenegro in order to help it along the path of accession, the Head of the EU Delegation to Montenegro, Aivo Orav, said in Nikšić.

He explained the EU wants Montenegro to be the perfect country when it becomes a member state, which is realized through economic and democratic reforms, especially in the field of ecology, media freedom and the fight against corruption.

The EU delegation went to Nikšić nit only to check on the progress but also to announce the marking of Europe Day, 9 May.

“We have very good cooperation with Nikšić as we provide them with financial assistance through EU funds for projects, the most important of which is the construction of the airport in Kapino Polje, the reconstruction and expansion of the sewage network, assistance in the field of agriculture, as well as the support to small and medium-sized enterprises”, Orav said.

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