The Constitutional Committee of the Parliament of Montenegro today held a joint meeting with members of the Constitutional Committee of the European Parliament Mr György Schöpflin and Mr Cristian Dan Preda. At the meeting they exchanged views on the current issues of functioning of the constitutionally regulated countries such as Montenegro, and comparative experiences of the EU member states.
Chairperson of the Constitutional Committee of the Parliament of Montenegro Mr Miodrag Miško Vuković informed the guests about the processes of constitutional foundation, the processes lasting for the past 12 years of the new, renewed and independent state of Montenegro, about its constitutional structure based on the universal values of civic sovereignty, a society with full human and civil rights and freedoms, full inter-ethnic and inter-religious tolerance, a system of division of powers, responsibility and lawful treatment.
He also pointed out the oversights in the implementation of the new constitutional organisation of the state and society, while reminding that Montenegro, in the ongoing process of democratisation of the overall relations, was basing its efforts on its comprehensive democratic and constitutional practice, which was, true, to a great extent, still modest, as well as on the comparative experiences of other democratic countries, European and global democratic values and standards, practices in the processes of creating and strengthening all institutions and overall democratic relations.
The guests voiced their full interest regarding the constitutional reality of Montenegro and offered their political and expert support to their counterparts from the Montenegrin Parliament.
An invitation was agreed upon for the visit of the Constitutional Committee of the Parliament of Montenegro to the European Parliament, so that the Committee members could be informed in more detail about the values and standards used as starting points in the decision-making and development, in the epicentre of the European law and democracy.