EU accession negotiations: Montenegro passes legal guidelines in opposition to corruption and on media freedom | EUROtoday

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The Montenegrin parliament has handed a number of legal guidelines on judicial reform and guaranteeing media freedom. Between 68 and 71 MPs voted for the proposals of the center-right authorities of Prime Minister Milojko Spajic throughout the night time, together with many of the opposition representatives, reported Montenegrin tv RTCG.

The approval of the legal guidelines paves the way in which for progress in EU accession negotiations, which the EU and the small Balkan nation on the Adriatic started in 2012.

Parliament handed legal guidelines to forestall corruption and confiscate belongings derived from legal actions. It additionally accepted a brand new media legislation, a legislation on the general public broadcaster RTCG and one on audiovisual companies. In the times earlier than, Parliament had already handed different judicial legal guidelines, together with rules for the election of unbiased courts and prosecutors.

The legal guidelines adopted comply with the requirements frequent in EU nations with a democratic custom. Observers level out that it’s now necessary that the legal guidelines are utilized and carried out within the spirit of those requirements.