Vesna Medenica, the President of the Supreme Court of Montenegro, invited Head of the Delegation of the EU to Montenegro, Aivo Orav, to come and visit the Supreme Court so that he himself sees the conditions in which judges have been working.
Ms Medenica decided to invite Mr Orav after he sent her a letter requiring to explain the statements she had given during the panel ‘Fight against organized crime in Montenegro’ organized before the students of the University Donja Gorica on 17 April.
In her response, Ms Medenica clearly said that media reports were true and that she was “convinced his letter expressed the EU commitment to providing assistance to Montenegro on its road to the European Union.“
Ms Medenica, on behalf of herself and the Montenegrin judiciary, assured Mr Orav that they remained committed to close cooperation with the EU, fully appreciating its activities.
For a quick recap: On the question of students why Montenegro still doesn’t have palace of justice as any other democratic country has, which would certainly raise the trust of citizens in judiciary, Medenica said they had been struggling to ensure funds but the European Commission represented a great problem by not allowing the country to have modern courts which would complete criminal trials much faster.