Horizontal FacilityThe European Union and Council of Europe signed Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey (hereafter referred to as “Horizontal Facility”) on 23 May 2016. The Horizontal Facility builds on the Council of Europe and EU Policy priorities in the context of the Western Balkans and Turkey and on the Council of Europe expertise in standard-setting, monitoring and cooperation methodologies. It aims to improve implementation of key recommendations of relevant Council of Europe monitoring and advisory bodies in the areas indicated in the Statement of Intent signed on 1 April 2014 by the Secretary General of the Council of Europe and the European Union Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy. Phase I of the Horizontal Facility begun on 24 May 2016 and lasted until 24 May 2019. It is succeeded by Phase II of the Horizontal facility which is planned to last until 24 May 2022. 

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Supporting authorities in strengthening the new legal framework that regulates lobbying activities in Montenegro

15 December 2022 Podgorica, Montenegro

The Council of Europe supported the finalisation of the legislative framework for the application of the new draft Law on Lobbying of Montenegro, by organising a workshop with the representatives of the Working group responsible for elaborating the legal framework. The CoE expert provided an...

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Maltese Financial Intelligence Unit shared its expertise with Montenegrin peers

18 - 20 October 2022 Podgorica, Montenegro

Peer-to-peer training on collecting and analysing financial intelligence data took place in Podgorica, Montenegro on 18-20 October 2022. During the three-day training, the experts of the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) Montenegro had the opportunity to get acquainted with the practices of the...

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Capacity of Montenegrin Judicial Training Center for training on money laundering raised

13-14 October 2022 Kotor, Montenegro

A training for trainers of the judiciary and police on processing money laundering cases took place in Kotor, Montenegro on 13-14 October 2022. The three-module training programme for judges, prosecutors, and police on prosecuting and adjudicating cases of money laundering, was developed in line...

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Contacts in Headquarters (Strasbourg)

Head of Unit
Phone: +33 (0)3 88 41 25 11
Fax: +33 (0)3 88 41 39 55
Email: Evgeni.EVGENIEV [at] coe.int



Programme contacts in Podgorica, Montenegro

Senior Project Officer
Email: Marina.MICUNOVIC [at] coe.int

Project Assistant
Ms Stefa ADZIC
Phone: +382 20 673 868 ext: 115
Email: Stefa.ADZIC [at] coe.int

Council of Europe Programme Office in Podgorica 
Capital Plaza Blvd. Dzordza Vasingtona 98, floor I. Capital Plaza 
81000 Podgorica Montenegro


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