20/06/2010 – COOPERATION: AGREEMENT BETWEEN ABRUZZO REGION AND MONTENEGRO

PESCARA – The councillor in charge of employment in the Abruzzo Region, Paolo Gatti, and the regional director, Giovanna Andreola, have held talks in the Montenegrin capital Podgorica with Gordana Djurovic, Montenegro’s Minister for European Integration. The meeting was part of an institutional mission geared towards expanding strategic agreements on the activation of mutual opportunities for employment, training and cooperation between the two countries.
The meeting opened with analysis of Montenegro’s prospects of entering the European Union in the next few years.
Gatti underlined the similarities between the Abruzzo and the Balkan state, indicating that one of the priorities was development of cooperation between the two sides. Particular attention was given to the chance to use EU resources for the IPA Adriatic programme for the development of cooperation projects favouring employment advantages.
Minister Djurovic highlighted the importance for the Montenegrin government of projects financed as part of the IPA Adriatic programme, in that they are an element facilitating the country’s entry into Europe. The Minister also thanked the Abruzzo region for its positive collaboration thus far. Both sides confirmed their commitment towards working together on forthcoming opportunities provided by EU resources planning.
Gatti later met the national chairman of the Montenegrin Employers’ Union (MUE), Predrag Mitrovic, with whom he discussed a number of different initiatives concerning the launch of collaborations between industrialists from both countries. Mitrovic will soon travel to the Abruzzo to continue the positive collaboration activity already underway.
Source: Vecchio sito IPA

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