European Western Balkans

Marković: We are satisfied with the results from the Summit in Sofia

Duško Marković; Photo: Tanjug / Dragan Kujundžić

PODGORICA – Prime Minister Duško Marković said today, during the Prime Minister’s Hour, that the EU- Western Balkans Summit, held on May 17, in Sofia, confirmed that the integration of the Western Balkans into the EU is of mutual interest and that, as far as Montenegro is concerned, it is of great importance that the construction of the Adriatic – Ionian transportation corridor had been integrated into the Summit.

“I’d like to focus today to the other sphere of this summit-  perspectives of the development of Montenegro within the European process. Good traffic flow at the borders, economic and trade cooperation, exchange of goods and services are very important for the future of our country. It’s up to us to start doing something regarding these issues, through initiatives and projects, with strong support of the EU and its Member States. In this context, construction of the so-called “Blue highway” is of great importance for Montenegro”, said Marković.

He said that he talked to the highest official representatives of the EU Member States.

“I talked to the chancellors of Germany and Austria, and to the prime ministers of Finland and the Netherlands about all this issues and plans we have in the integration process. We all agreed that a long negotiation phase is ahead of us. I’d like to share with you the conclusion that Montenegro has the reputation of being the constructive factor in the Region. It’s our quality, welcomed by all partners”, he pointed out.

The Prime Minister was asked about what is the Government doing in order to abolish the obligation of introducing border insurance for the vehicles for the citizens of Montenegro and Kosovo. He replied that Kosovo wasn’t member of the Green card system and that it didn’t recognize the green card as the proof of the insurance.

“We’ve talked about this several times with the representatives of the Government of Kosovo all with the aim to find an appropriate solution. The Minister of Transport and Maritime Affairs started an initiative for finding a model for overcoming this problem. I also requested the intervention of the Minister of Foreign Affairs”, said the Prime Minister.

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