Centre for Civic Education (CCE) submitted the initiative to the President of the Government of Montenegro, Duško Marković, for starting the procedure of dismissal of Aleksandar Andrija Pejović from duty due to the violation of the Constitution in relation incompatibility of the office, as well as the request to the Anti-Corruption Agency (ACA) for starting the procedure against Pejović for determining conflict of interest and limitations in performing public duties.
Aleksandar Andrija Pejović is minister of European affairs in the Government of Montenegro and Chief negotiator for accession negotiations of Montenegro and European Union with function of ambassador. Hence, he is performing two public duties at the same time, and respectively receives parallel incomes for both functions. That is not in accordance with the Article 104 of the Constitution of Montenegro which prescribes that «The Prime Minister and the member of the Government shall not perform duties of a Member of the Parliament or other public duties, or professionally perform some other activity. » Furthermore, Pejović violates Articles 7, 9 and 23 of the Anti-Corruption Law, as he is performing two public duties, and he didn’t report all incomes he received on that basis when he assumed another duty, which was mandatory 30 days from the day of the appointment, although the incomes are multiple times higher than those reported in his assets available to the public.
On 27 January 2018, in Sarajevo, the Coalition for RECOM held the VIII Assembly Session, and afterwards, on 28 and 29 January 2018, the XI Forum for Transitional Justice in post-Yugoslav Countries.
The Assembly Delegates welcomed the willingness of most leaders of the post-Yugoslav countries to sign the Agreement on the Establishment of RECOM within the framework of the Berlin Process, at the upcoming London Summit in July 2018, thus activating Article 49 of the Draft Statute of RECOM on undertaking preparations for the establishment of the Commission (RECOM).
The Delegates invited the President of the Republic of Croatia Kolindu Grabar Kitarović to continue with the support for the Initiative for RECOM previosly provided by the former Croatian President, Ivo Josipović, who contributed his expertise in formulating the Draft Statute of RECOM (October 2014). The Delegates reminded the President of Croatia that the Professor of the Law Faculty of the University of Zagreb, Zlata Đurđević PhD, took part in formulating the Draft Statute of RECOM as the Representative of the President of Croatia in the Regional Working Group for the drafting of the Statute of RECOM. On 14 November 2014, the Coalition for RECOM adopted the Statute without any objections, in expectation of a quick start of the procedure for the establishment of RECOM.
On the occasion of 28 January – Data Protection Day, Centre for Civic Education (CCE) urges the Agency for Personal Data Protection, and other authorized state bodies, to commit more on informing and educating public on the importance of the personal data protection, but also on the improvement of legal framework in this field in order for it to be in accordance with the best European standards and practices, and as such to be consistently implemented in Montenegro.
On the occasion of the 27 January – International Holocaust Remembrance Day – Centre for Civic Education (CCE) reminds about the importance of remembering millions of the Holocaust victims during the World War II, and the obligation of everyone in society to work together to strengthen those ideas that are directed against the hatred that led to the Holocaust, all in order to prevent new sufferings.
CCE particularly points to the significance of educating on the facts about crimes and other atrocities of the fascist ideology, that left permanent scars on the entire humanity. The CCE presented findings of a research “How much do students nowadays in Montenegro know about anti-fascist resistance in XX century in Montenegro, region and Europe?” on the International Day Against Fascism and Antisemitism, 9 November 2017. Those findings indicate the necessity to work on the alteration of the history curriculum, but also on the improvement of history teaching, in order to enhance the current state and produce generations of youth who have knowledge of a significant historical period in which the anti-fascist movement was developed, the movement that set foundations for the modern democratic societies.
Centre for Civic Education (CCE)
within the project LET’S PUT CORRUPTION INTO MUSEUM! opens
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
for the support for civil society orgnisations’ projects in Montenegro
Your project propsals, which should aim to contribute to the civil society participation in the implementation of anti-corruption policies and practices, shall be submitted no later than 15 February 2018, until 16h00.
In order to be eligible for a grant, Montenegrin CSOs must fulfil criteria as follows:
- be a legal person;
- be non-profit-making;
- be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the project;
- be registered as a CSO in Montenegro at least 12 months prior to the deadline for submission of project proposals;
- have an annual budget higher than 10.000 EUR.
Applications must be submitted with filled: Application form, Budget Proposal and Logical Framework Matrix. Please read carefully detailed Guidelines prior to filling these forms.