December 27, 2018 - The Assembly of Montenegro adopted amendments to the Law on International and Temporary Protection of Foreigners at the Eighth Meeting of the Second Session. According to Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Milutin Simović, the Assembly will discuss the new Law on Foreigners as well.
Minister of Interior Affairs Mevludin Nuhodžić said that with the amendments to the Law on International and Temporary Protection of Foreigners, the persons with approved protection go to the mandate of the Ministry of Interior Affairs. By this act, the Ministry is obliged to provide accommodation for two years and to adopt a Plan of Integration that ensures them full inclusion in the Montenegrin society.
He pointed out that Montenegro has undertaken all the activities to see the migration issue in a good way.
"The first job is the adoption of normative acts that we have been complying with all European and international standards. And in the second part where some other activities are needed, for the possible reception of refugees in the event of their inflow, we also carry out measures in a responsible manner to avoid being caught, but to do this job in accordance with legal solutions and the principles of humanity and solidarity," said Minister Nuhodzic.
Dragutin Papovic (DPS) said that the importance of this law is the fact that this area is taken over from the Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare by Ministry of Interior Affairs. He also emphasised that the proposed changes allow for better policy in this area.
Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Milutin Simovic said at yesterday's meeting with entrepreneurs in the Montenegrin Chamber of Commerce that the government took a series of concrete measures regarding the employment of foreigners.
"In the new Foreigners Act, which will be at the Assembly, we have introduced news to reduce some business barriers but to keep an eye on the budget. In this process, we have seen that of the number of issued work permits, only 30 per cent have been declared compulsory social insurance and a tiny percentage of the amount through minimal earnings. That's the grey economy. We accept that we accelerate the process of obtaining work permits, but also to improve these elements. We have to do this right now, not only on this issue but also on the others. Our economy needs quick and brave decisions, fast penetration to preserve the growth rates of the economy. It will be more demanding, but I think we have the strength, especially keeping the partnership dialogue and rapprochement," Simovic said.