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Council of Europe anti-corruption activities in Montenegro


Following the PACO Impact regional project, the Council of Europe (CoE) continued to be involved in providing assistance to Montenegroís anti-corruption legislation, institutional and policy framework.
Currently, Montenegro is undergoing comprehensive reforms of the legislative and institutional framework in accordance with European and international standards and practices. In this context, the ratification of major CoE anti-corruption instruments has been completed: Civil Law Convention on Corruption was ratified on 28/1/2008 and the Additional Protocol to the Criminal Law Convention on Corruption on 17/3/2008. Previously, in 2002, while Montenegro was still part of the former State Union of Serbia and Montenegro, it became a party of the Criminal Law Convention on Corruption.


Activities in the past:

2011

Montenegrin Draft Law on Amendments to the Law on Prevention of Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing

Based on the request of the Montenegrin Minister of Finance from April 2011 the Council of Europe prepared the expert opinion on Montenegrin Draft Law on Amendments to the Law on Prevention of Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing. The Council of Europe expert opinion, finalised in June 2011, focused on the compatibility of the draft amendments with Council of Europe and other international standards in prevention and combating of money laundering and terrorist financing. Moreover, this opinion was also provided with a view to make sure that the amended legislation will address the shortcomings identified in the 2009 Moneyval Mutual Evaluation Report.

2009 Moneyval Mutual Evaluation Report


2009

RTD on implementation of the CoE Civil Law Convention on Corruption
(Podgorica, Montenegro, 16 April 2009)

The Council of Europe and the Directorate for Anti-corruption Initiative of Montenegro (DACI) held a Round Table Discussion on implementation of the Council of Europe Civil Law Convention on Corruption on 16 April 2009 in Podgorica, Montenegro. The Round Table aimed at reviewing and discussing the necessary measures to be taken at national level in order to comply with the provisions of the Civil Law Convention on Corruption. The participant invitee list included representatives of the Business Alliance, Supreme Court, Supreme Public Prosecutorís Office, Police and the Ministry of Finance.

Agenda: EnglishMontenegrin


2008

Council of Europe provides expert opinion on the amended draft Law on conflict of interests
(Podgorica, Montenegro, 10-11 July 2008)

Following the delivery of the first expert opinion, as requested by the Montenegrin Minister of Interior, the Council of Europe (CoE) provided additional expert support to discuss the second (amended) version of the Draft Law on Preventing Conflict of Interests in Exercising Public Functions. The expert visit took place in Podgorica on 10 and 11 July 2008.
Technical Paper (restricted) containing comments on relevant articles of the draft amended law was subsequently delivered to the Working Group on 28 July 2008.


Council of Europe provides expert opinion on the amended draft Law on conflict of interests

In early May 2008 following the request of the Montenegrin Ministry of Interior an expert review against European standards on Montenegrin Draft Law on Preventing Conflict of Interests in Exercising Public Functions was provided. This activity falls within the framework of the Council of Europe technical assistance programmes in South-East Europe for 2008. The adoption of the new legislation on conflict of interest is considered as one of the major steps in preventing corruption in Montenegro and is also seen as an action in view of implementing GRECO recommendations issued in October 2006.

Access to this document is still restricted.


Conference on the implementation of the CoE Civil Law Convention on Corruption in Montenegro
(Podgorica, Montenegro, 21-22 April 2008)

The CoE project team and the Beneficiary met to discuss their overall expectations and their respective roles throughout project implementation. They also exchanged their views on the organization of the launch event and the Steering Committee. Project team members also met with representatives of co-beneficiaries, the Central Finance and Contracts Unit, and the European Union Delegation to Turkey to inquire about their expectations from the project and to collect relevant input and recommendations for implementation.

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DOCUMENTATION & DELIVERIES
Technical Paper on Recommendations, Comments and Best Practices in Applying the Council of Europe Civil Law Convention on Corruption

Presentation on Compliance of Montenegrin Legislation with Civil Law Convention on Corruption
 
Technical Paper on Montenegrin Draft Law on Conflict of Interest (restricted)
USEFUL LINKS
Directorate for Anti-Corruption Initiative
Ministry of Justice
GRECO reports on Montenegro