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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EU and Council of Europe help Montenegro better collect and control financial data during election campaigns

29 June 2020 Podgorica, Montenegro

No country is fully immune to misuse of party funds and abuse of state resources for electoral purposes. Montenegrin Agency for Prevention of Corruption should further improve its methodology to effectively prevent, control and address these problems which undermine transparency, freedom and...

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2nd Steering Committee meeting of the Action against Economic Crime in Montenegro

24 June 2020 Podgorica, Montenegro

The Second Steering Committee (SC) meeting of the EU/CoE Horizontal Facility II Action against Economic Crime in Montenegro took place on 24 June 2020 in Podgorica, Montenegro. The meeting was attended by representatives of beneficiary institutions. The aim of the Second Steering Committee...

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Video conference on the alignment of the Law on Prevention of Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing with 5th EU AML/CFT Directive

14 May 2020 Video conference

Within the framework of the European Union and Council of Europe’s Horizontal Facility II - Action against Economic Crime in Montenegro, on 14 May 2020 a video conference was held with the aim to support Montenegrin authorities in implementing the provisions of the 5th EU AML/CFT Directive and...

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