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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Assisting Montenegrin authorities in the development of the Law on lobbying

24-25 September 2021 Podgorica, Montenegro

The meeting of the Working group in charge of the development of the Law on lobbying, was organised on 24-25 September 2021, within the framework of the EU/Council of Europe Horizontal Facility for Western Balkans and Turkey Phase II – Action against Economic Crime in Montenegro (AEC-MNE). The...

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Guidelines on good conduct of top executive officials adopted by the Montenegrin Government

23 September 2021 Podgorica, Montenegro

On 23 September 2021 the Montenegrin Government adopted the Guidelines on good conduct of top executive officials, developed by the Agency for Prevention of Corruption and Ministry of Justice, with assistance of the Council of Europe in the framework of the EU/Council of Europe Horizontal...

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Core working groups discussion on the introduction of non-conviction-based confiscation in Montenegro

17 September 2021 Podgorica, Montenegro

In a session held on 17 September 2021 the Working group in charge of the establishment of the legal framework for combating illicit enrichment, discussed the possibilities for the introduction of non-conviction-based confiscation in Montenegrin legal system. The Technical Paper “Analysis of the...

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