˝Even though it is impossible to compensate for the pain caused by torture just two and a half decades ago in the Montenegrin concentration camps, we are encouraged by the fact that the text of the Resolution after all included an appeal from the Dubrovnik Society of Prisoners of Serbian and Montenegrin Concentration Camps for adequate and fair compensation for Croatian camp prisoners in Montenegro, but also succession of former JNA facilities˝, said MEP Šuica.
Ahead of tomorrow's vote on the Progress Report for Montenegro for 2014 at the plenary session of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, representatives of the EU Council, the European Commission and MEPs praised the progress made, but also pointed out what the EU expects from Montenegrin authorities on the way to the European Union.
Head of the Croatian EPP Delegation in the European Parliament Dubravka Šuica took part in the debate, expressing satisfaction because all of the amendments of the Croatian EPP delegation were included in the text of the Resolution, whether as a compromise or independently. ˝In order to preserve good neighborly relations, we will continue to insist on resolving outstanding bilateral issues with Montenegro during the early stages of accession negotiations with the EU, as was stated, among other things, in the Resolution. I especially want to draw attention to the call of the European Parliament for Montenegro to quickly and efficiently resolve border issues, and here I am particularly referring to the border at Prevlaka˝,said MEP Šuica.
In the report Parliament recognizes the Bay of Kotor as a multi-ethnic environment and encourages the authorities to preserve and protect the multinational identity of the area. To end, Šuica pointed out that it is important to implement effective investigations into war crimes without delay and in accordance with international standards, and added that the EU expects Montenegro to effectively implement the conclusions of the European Parliament, while on the other side Croatia will continue to support its European course while sharing its own wealth of experience in negotiations with the EU.
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