There is no lasting peace without reconciliation in the region

On the occasion of 21 September – International Day of Peace, the Centre for Civic Education (CCE) urges all actors of the society to make systematic efforts in order to strengthen individuals and society that strive for non-violent conflict resolution and for building more just society.

The armed conflicts that took place in the 1990s destabilized the territory of the former Yugoslavia. The consequences of these disrupted relationships are still present in societies that have not made much progress in the reconciliation process. Therefore, it is important to reveal the whole truth about wars in the former Yugoslavia during the 1990s, to name all civilian and military victims and to establish the facts of the circumstances in which these people lost their lives. It is also necessary to enlist all the concentration camps that existed in the former Yugoslavia between 1991 and 2001. Only in this way can be reached the full truth, without which there is neither true reconciliation nor lasting peace in this region.

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Restore democracy for citizens

Centre for Civic Education (CCE) on the occasion of International Day of Democracy, marked on 15 September, points to concerning trend of crisis of representative democracy, which is confirmed by the fact that almost three-fifths of citizens do not trust political parties, and amongst key institutions the least trusted is Parliament of Montenegro.

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Ministries block the allocation of funds for NGO projects

The Coalition of NGOs – Cooperation to the Goal has sent an urgency to the Prime Minister, Dusko Markovic, regarding the irresponsible actions of several ministries in the Government, which prevent the adequate implementation of the Law on Amendments to the Law on Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and block the process of allocation of funds for NGO projects in the current year.

Specifically, Ministry for Human and Minority Rights, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Sports, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Internal Affairs, Ministry of Sustainable Development and Tourism and Ministry of Science have not yet published decisions on the allocation of funds for NGO projects for this year. It is about 18 unpublished decisions for the same number of calls.

The Coalition of NGOs called on the Government to oblige these ministries to announce, as soon as possible, decisions on the allocation of funds for NGO projects and to enable the implementation of projects in numerous areas. »

Strengthening anti-corruption mechanisms is necessary

Podgorica, PR Press Service – Corruption strongly and negatively affects economic development, contributes to social stratification and inequality, which is why it is necessary to further strengthen the mechanisms established by local self-governments in terms of transparency and accountability of preforming jobs of direct interest to citizens.

This was assessed at the panel ‘Corruption at the local level is not a local problem’, within the second part of the annual national conference on fighting against corruption at the local level ‘Let’s put corruption into the museum’, organized by the Centre for Civic Education (CCE).

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