EU Completes Chapter 10 in Negotiation Process with Montenegro
An Expert Mission in Podgorica Held the Final Meeting for Chapter 10 - Information Society and MediaJune 23rd, 2016
The mission which visited Montenegro from the 13th to the 17th of June, consisted of a number of experts from the European Commission and other prestigious institutions in Slovenia and Latvia.
During their five-day visit to Montenegro, experts held several meetings with representatives from the Ministry for Information Society and Telecommunications, the Ministry of Culture, the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Economy, the Agency for Electronic Media, the Agency for Electronic Communications and Postal Services, Radio and Television of Montenegro, the Agency for Protection of Competition, the Inspection Directorate, and Representatives from the Committee on Political System, Judiciary and Administration, NGO representatives, operators, public and private broadcasters.
The meetings provided the speakers with the opportunity to present the relevent policies and ideas of the various institutions in the field of electronic communications, information society and audiovisual media, in order to ensure that there was a constructive exchange of views and dialogue with the intention of improving the situation in these areas. The meetings covered a variety of different subjects including the mechanisms of ensuring the accountability of regulators, their reliability and transparency and that there are adequate resources for their activities, as well as the effectiveness of regulators in respect to the protection and the promotion of competition and dispute resolution mechanisms.
Experts praised the alignment of Montenegro's legislation with the EU acquis and welcomed the progress in policy and coordination, as well as the commitment to the European agenda. Bearing in mind, that Montenegro expects more work in this area especially in the field of implementation of adopted legislation and standards, they said the relevant institutions can count on further expert and technical support of the European Commission and the Member States.
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Nela Pejkovic, CD News