Montenegro will likely start EU accession negotiations next year, in June. The European Commission will be monitoring the fight against organized crime and implementation of the rule of law in Montenegro.
The report of the European Commission on Montenegro’s integration process is favorable, but member states say that Montenegro’s progress in implementation of reforms should be evaluated before the accession negotiations start.
The fight against corruption, fundamental human rights, dealing with organized crime and implementation of the rule of law are the most important processes that should be monitored and evaluated.
The accession negotiations framework should be prepared, and once the EC gets the green light, accession negotiations should start. Chapters like security, judiciary and the rule of law will be the first ones to discuss. According to the new policy of the EC, these fields are the first ones to consider when starting accession negotiations with any country of this region.