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04.10.2019.

Issue of accountability in judiciary is crucial to maintaining independence and building confidence

Issue of accountability in judiciary is crucial to maintaining independence and building confidence The legal and institutional framework, which guarantees the independence of the judicial branch of government in Montenegro, implies a high degree of responsibility for each judicial office holder individually. Citizens' expectation that prosecutors and judges should firmly protect the legal order of Montenegro is justified, and this is the only way to build trust in the judicial and prosecutorial organisation...

26.09.2019.

Good cooperation between Montenegro and Slovenia strengthened through cooperation within NATO

Good cooperation between Montenegro and Slovenia strengthened through cooperation within NATO

Podgorica, Montenegro (26 September 2019) -- Excellent interstate relations and good cooperation between Montenegro and Slovenia in all areas have been further strengthened by military and security cooperation within NATO, Deputy Prime Minister Zoran Pažin and Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister of Slovenia Karl Erjavec noted at today’s meeting in Podgorica...

25.09.2019.

DPM Pažin: Montenegro undoubtedly wants EU membership, hoping for Union's more active role in region

DPM Pažin: Montenegro undoubtedly wants EU membership, hoping for Union

In Montenegro there is no alternative to the EU membership as a community of democratic values, and we hope that the next Brussels administration will give an additional impetus to the Union's more active role in the region, Deputy Prime Minister Zoran Pažin said at a meeting with ambassadors of EU Member States and the Head of EU Delegation to Podgorica...

23.09.2019.

DPM Pažin: Government will initiate stronger response of state to combating trafficking in human beings

DPM Pažin: Government will initiate stronger response of state to combating trafficking in human beings

Podgorica, Montenegro (23 September 2019) -- The Government of Montenegro is ready to initiate and coordinate a stronger and more resolute response by state institutions and the entire society to the problem of trafficking in human beings, Deputy Prime Minister Zoran Pažin noted at today’s thematic session of the Rule of Law Council dedicated to combating trafficking in human beings...

12.09.2019.

DPM Pažin: Zero tolerance to violence against journalists is most important condition of media freedom

DPM Pažin: Zero tolerance to violence against journalists is most important condition of media freedom

Montenegrin society and other Western Balkan societies owe their media much more than the freedom of journalists to report on any topic, Deputy Prime Minister Zoran Pažin said at a reception h hosted for participants of the EU-Western Balkans Media Days conference...

10.09.2019.

DPM Pažin: Protection of journalists' safety is significantly improved, but responsibility for omissions in unresolved cases must be established

DPM Pažin: Protection of journalists

Montenegrin institutions are undoubtedly much more capable of investigating and sanctioning cases of violence against journalists, but it is necessary to make every effort to resolve the unresolved cases from earlier years, said Deputy Prime Minister Zoran Pažin, speaking at a roundtable on "Freedom of the media and media environment in Montenegro" organised today by the Assembly Committee on European Integration...

26.07.2019.

Rule of Law Council: Decisive response to threats is important for prevention of violence against journalists

Rule of Law Council: Decisive response to threats is important for prevention of violence against journalists

The current activities of state bodies in improving media legislation and the safety of journalists represent a significant contribution to the strengthening of media freedom in Montenegro, it was concluded at the second session of the Rule of Law Council held today in Podgorica...

05.07.2019.

DPM Pažin: Government is ready to support functional media self-regulation

DPM Pažin: Government is ready to support functional media self-regulation

Podgorica, Montenegro (5 July 2019) – Freedom of information implies not only the right of the media to disseminate information without limitations, but also the right of citizens to receive objective and accurate information, Deputy Prime Minister Zoran Pažin emphasised at the opening of the conference "Principles of Media Ethics in the Media and the Public"...

01.07.2019.

New energy and focus of all branches of government and independent institutions is needed for final phase of EU negotiations

New energy and focus of all branches of government and independent institutions is needed for final phase of EU negotiations

All branches of government and independent institutions must invest new energy and maximize focus on fulfilling concrete commitments in order to further strengthen the rule of law, so that Montenegro receives the final criteria for negotiation chapters 23 and 24 as soon as possible, it was noted at the constitutive session of the Rule of Law Council, chaired by Deputy Prime Minister Zoran Pažin...

24.06.2019.

Montenegro strengthens national capacities, actively contributes to global fight against illegal migration and terrorism

Montenegro strengthens national capacities, actively contributes to global fight against illegal migration and terrorism

Budva, Montenegro (24 June 2019) -- Good knowledge and consistent implementation of domestic and international legal norms by judges and prosecutors is a key line of defence against the danger of illegal migration and terrorism, Deputy Prime Minister Zoran Pažin said at the opening of an international conference of presidents of supreme courts and general prosecutors in Bečići earlier today...