News & Info : Press Office

Press Office

Athens, 14 May 2021

Meeting of President of Parliament with Prime Minister of Montenegro

The President of the Hellenic Parliament Constantine Tassoulas welcomed the Prime Minister of Montenegro Zdravko Krivokapić to the Parliament. The Prime Minister is in Athens to attend the Delphi Economic Forum

As Mr. Tassoulas stressed, Montenegro has made significant efforts to adapt to the European institutions and is therefore in the first line of Balkan countries moving towards the EU. In the crucial last step that remains, our country is at the disposal of Montenegro for any assistance in the final stretch towards Europe.  

The President of the Parliament informed the Prime Minister of Montenegro that as of the 1st of July, and for a year, Greece will assume the Chairmanship of the South-East European Cooperation Process (SEECP) and the Hellenic Parliament will steer the procedures of the Parliamentary Assembly of this Organisation. “This Process, this Chairmanship is at the disposal of the ambitions, the goals of Montenegro in its European path” he underlined.

The Prime Minister of Montenegro Zdravko Krivokapić, inter alia, said: “We do not ask for anything from anyone, we just ask for understanding. The only goal of the Government is for us to be the first next new EU member state. We accept the European values, but in them we wish to include genuine Christian values. They cannot cause a contradiction, as they are universal and have always and will always apply. Montenegro’s biggest problem is the rule of law.

These wonderful initiatives of yours are our new hope that Montenegro will be different. I will be leaving Greece with the clear message that Montenegro needs to be the Greece of the Adriatic sea”.

Mr. Tassoulas expressed his certainty that Montenegro, by addressing the challenges, will overcome the difficulties and will cut the cord separating it from the EU as soon as possible.

Present at the meeting was also the Chaiman of the Montenegro-Greece Parliamentary Friendship Group Vasileios Oikonomou, the Diplomatic Advisor of the Parliament, Ambassador Constantine Economides and the Ambassador of Montenegro in Greece Ana Vukadinovic.



 High resolution images

The Hellenic Parliament's Web Portal uses cookies as specifically mentioned here