Fast Facts - Democratic Governance

08 Jul 2013
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Summary

Montenegro aspires to join the European Union, a process requiring thorough reforms, democratization of society as a whole and upholding the rule of law. Despite the country being classified as an upper middle income one- indicating progress in development- an array of challenges is looming, while lingering effects of global financial downturn are putting a strain on Montenegro’s public administration capacities.

Highlights

  • Since 2003, the Capacity Development Programme (CDP) has contributed to achieving of each milestone in the European Integration process.
  • The Rule of Law and Human Rights Programme contributed to drafting and adoption of the Law on legal aid in 2011 and to opening of 15 legal aid offices in all basic courts in the country.
  • In 2012, the Democratic Governance cluster supported the design and launch of the electronic petitioning platform “Citizens’ Voice”.
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