The Government of Montenegro and the Montenegrin-Littoral Metropolitan Government will continue the dialogue regarding the recommendations of the Venice Commission given on the Bill on Freedom of Religion or Belief and on the Legal Status of Religious Communities. This was concluded at a meeting between Prime Minister Dusko Markovic and Metropolitan of the Montenegrin-coastal Amfilohij, held in the Prime Minister’s office.
– The government wants to shape the legal system m in line with today’s needs of Montenegro as viševerskog and multicultural society. Our commitment is to create an environment and heritage that will not be a burden to generations to come – the Government said in a statement, adding that Prime Minister Markovic said that the Government respects the Orthodox Metropolitan of Montenegro and its faithful.
– It is of common interest to reach the highest degree of consensus on religious issues and in the procedure for meeting the recommendations of the Venice Commission. That is why I accepted the Metropolitan’s initiative to meet, as well as his request that, after receiving the opinion of the Venice Commission, he should be interviewed in the presence of legal advisers hired by the Metropolitan, Markovic said.
The meeting was also attended by Zoran Pazin, the Deputy Prime Minister for the political system, internal and foreign policy, who will lead Vlda’s expert team in continuing the dialogue and meeting the recommendations of the Venetians.