A region of missed chances

“Social democracy in the region does not have clear positions on key issues, it is eroded by populism and the race for votes, and it must also fight nationalism. The values on which social democracy is based must be built into the foundation of every social democratic party in the region, in order to reaffirm… »

Decisive regional response to right-wing extremism, clericalization and misogyny is needed

“The discourse of Europeanization is currently marginalized by retrograde and impotent policies, and hence we need to gather civic forces in the region and offer resolute resistance to right-wing extremism, clericalism and misogyny”, as emphasized at the introductory panel of the Podgorica Plenum – Quo Vadis Balkans?, organized today by the Centre for Civic Education… »

MPs to demonstrate on the example of compensation upon the end of the term of office a responsible attitude towards the budget and citizens

Centre for Civic Education (CCE), following the earlier announcements, sent to all parliamentary clubs, but also the Committee on Political System, Judiciary and Administration, an Initiative to amend Article 36 of the Law on Salaries of Public Sector Employees and Article 60 of the Law on Civil Servants and employees. The initiative proposes to shorten… »

The Government set a new record in awarding honorary citizenships

Centre for Civic Education (CCE) points out the continuation of the bad practice of awarding the so-called honorary citizenships whose number in the mandate of this Government breaks all previous records. Namely, the Ministry of the Interior brought 273 decisions in 2021 and one in 2020. Hence, for 13 months of its work, the Government… »

Abolish or significantly limit fees for former public officials

Centre for Civic Education (CCE) appeals to the deputies of the Parliament of Montenegro to amend, at the first next session, the Law on Salaries in the Public Sector in regard to the rights upon termination of office. The existing framework allows officials to receive compensation for one year after the termination of their employment… »

Politicians hold the greatest accountability for radicalization of public space

Centre for Civic Education (CCE) is concerned about the radicalization of public space, which is dangerously deepening by nationalist outbursts and the low-level level of political communication, whose culmination is stamped by some government officials. Recent statements by some ministers, accusations of so-called betrayal of the will of the people addressed to political opponents and… »

Ministries failed in doing their homework in the EU accession process

Centre for Civic Education (CCE) points out that now, after the EC Montenegro 2021 Report, but also numerous other assessments of relevant actors, the Government Report on the Implementation of the Programme of Accession of Montenegro to the European Union 2021-2023, for 2021, adopted on Government Session on 26 January 2022 confirms that European integration… »

Signing this Fundamental Agreement irresponsible state act

Centre for Civic Education (CCE), following the publication of the new unofficial version of the draft Fundamental Agreement between the Government of Montenegro and the Serbian Orthodox Church (SOC), expresses concern again over certain provisions that violate the secular character of the state of Montenegro, the Constitution and certain laws. CCE also points out the… »

More energetic support for Holocaust education is needed

Centre for Civic Education (CCE), on the eve of 27 January – International Holocaust Remembrance Day, once again points out that by marking this day we pay tribute to millions of victims, but also build a society that accepts the importance of dealing with the past. Remembrance of one of the biggest crimes in the… »