Representatives of most political parties, at the invitation of Parliament Speaker Aleksa Bečić, began a dialogue on Wednesday aimed at resolving outstanding issues important for accelerating Montenegro’s European path. Representatives of the Democratic Front (DF), as they announced earlier, are not attending the meeting.
At the meeting are Boris Bogdanović (Democrats), Goran Đurović (URA), Srđan Pavičević (CIVIS), Miodrag Lekić (Demos), Ivan Vuković (DPS), Ivan Brajović (SD), Rasko Konjević (SDP), Andrija Popović (LP), Fatmir Đeka (Democratic Party), Nik Đeljošaj (Albanian Alternative) and Ervin Ibrahimović (BS).
In an invitation sent to the presidents of the ruling parties and the opposition, Bečić stated that their common obligation is to accelerate Montenegro’s European path, as a key foreign policy goal around which there is a political consensus in society and huge support from citizens.
“On that path, our European partners have great expectations from this convocation of the Montenegrin parliament, that is, from the parliamentary political subjects of the government and the opposition,” Bečić said.
He stated that for many years now, Montenegro has failed to reform the election legislation, unblock the situation in the judiciary and solve the problem of continuous election processes at the local level, which very often paralyzes the system as a whole.
As he said, a two-thirds or three-fifths majority in the Assembly is needed to resolve many of these issues.
“Therefore, everything previously imposes the need to start a dialogue on the issues in question. If these processes were easy and simple, they would probably have been successfully completed even earlier “, it is stated in Bečić’s invitation.
He said that dialogue is the only way to a solution, “and without dialogue, we are certainly doomed to failure.”
“Expecting that we are all ready to make a political sacrifice for the sake of a higher goal, believing that European integration is above the interests of any individual and political party, I use this opportunity to invite you to the first meeting of the parliamentary majority and opposition,” the invitation concludes.