The next in the series of ProAccession training events supporting Montenegro’s EU negotiation process, was the workshop on chapter 11 – Agriculture, held on 21-22 March in Becici. The workshop was attended by 22 members of this working group headed by Danijela Stolica, chief negotiator for agriculture. The focus of the workshop was preparation of the Montenegrin negotiation position. The workshop was led by dr Ružica Gelo, former chief negotiator for this chapter in Croatia and dr Jelena Djugum also former member of this working group.   

Over the two days, the participants discussed the current situation in Montenegro regarding farming, livestock production and food and beverage production and cross-compliance measures with the Common Agricultural Policy. The participants also discussed the support to domestic producers through European subsidies and ways of assuring and controlling the quality, safety and placement of food produce on the European market.

Priorities for Montenegro will be wine, olive oil, honey, fruit & vegetables, meat and dairy.

This workshop was organised with the support of the Centre of Excellence Croatia. The ProAccession project is funded by the British Embassy Podgorica.