For the most part of the period under review, opposition members of parliament either permanently or occasionally boycotted plenary and committee sessions in the aftermath of the 2016 parliamentary elections. Many laws were adopted without proper parliamentary discussion.

Parliament’s capacity for executive oversight and control has weakened.
Although Montenegro’s EU accession negotiations have made some progress, poor implementation of adopted legislation remains a problem, and tangible results in the area of the rule of law and fighting corruption and organized crime are still lacking.

The political leadership makes well-focused use of international assistance (EU institutions, IMF, OSCE, the World Bank, the United Nations and NATO) to implement its long-term strategy of development, utilizing international know-how and external advice.

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