Member of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the European Parliament and Rapporteur on Montenegro Charles Tannock has stated that the non-adoption of the election law may slow down Montenegro on its way to the EU.
The adoption of the election law will affect the report by the European Commission (EC) on the implementation of recommendations for the beginning of talks and if the law is not adopted quickly, Montenegro’s EU approach may be slowed down. The things are quite clear. You do not have time to waste, Tannock said.
He reiterated that the adoption of the election law is the first of the EC preconditions for Montenegro to get a date for the beginning of the accession talks in October.
The Montenegrin parliament did not adopt the election law on July 31, and the new deadline is December 31. The deadline has so far been extended for seven times. The adoption of the election law was Brussels’ first precondition for Montenegro to receive a date for the beginning of the accession talks.