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Deputy Prime Minister of Montenegro visits EUROJUST

13/06/2013

On 29 May 2013, Carlos Zeyen, National Member for Luxembourg and Vice-President of Eurojust, and Malči Gabrijelčič, National Member for Slovenia and Chair of the External Relations Team, hosted the visit of Mr Duško Marković, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for political system, foreign and interior policy of Montenegro.  The Minister was accompanied by Mr Vesko Garčević, Ambassador of Montenegro in the Kingdom of Belgium, the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Dutchy of Luxembourg, Ms Ana Radusinović, Spokesperson of the Ministry of Justice of Montenegro, and Mr Nikola B. Šaranović, Secretary I at the Mission of Montenegro to the EU. The purpose of the visit was to strengthen the relationship between Eurojust and Montenegro.

Photos: © Eurojust

Montenegro is a priority country of the Eurojust External Relations Team in seeking to initiate negotiations for a cooperation agreement. The requirements for the negotiations were discussed in this fruitful meeting. Formal negotiations have yet to commence. To date, the Data Protection Office of Eurojust has completed the assessment of the new Data Protection Law of Montenegro.

Until a cooperation agreement is established, Eurojust cases with Montenegro are dealt with via its nominated contact point in Montenegro.

Talks on Montenegro’s accession to the EU began in June 2012. One of the pending requirements for EU accession on justice, freedom and security, is the conclusion of a cooperation agreement between Eurojust and Montenegro.