Research Coordinator at Institute Alternative, Jovana Marović, participated at the meeting with members of the COELA working group, which was held in Podgorica, on May 26, 2014. Judicial reform, fight against corruption, elections held in 12 local self-governments, as well as other important issues in the context of the negotiation process on Chapters 23 and 24, were discussed at this meeting. Jovana presented in detail the challenges faced in fight against corruption, as well as her experience participating in the work of the Working Group on Chapter 23 – Judiciary and Fundamental Rights. In this regard, she referred to the limitations in coordination and monitoring of the negotiations, as well as in reporting on fulfillment of the obligations under the Action Plan for Chapter 23. Additionally, she highlighted the need for further improvement of transparency of the process.
Besides the representative of the Institute Alternative, the meeting was attended by the representatives of Center for Monitoring and Research (CeMI), Action for Human Rights, and Network for the Affirmation of NGO Sector (MANS).