“The European Commission slammed Montenegro for its lack of progress in fight against organised crime in its progress report released on April 17, and said that the country needs to make further progress in most other areas. Montenegro is one of the two most advanced Western Balkan countries in the EU accession path along with Serbia. The country hopes to join EU in 2025, but the latest report is discouraging. ‘Despite some progress, corruption is prevalent in many areas and remains an issue of concern,’ the report noted. Although the operational capacity of institutions has improved, the EU concluded that all institutions should demonstrate a more proactive attitude.” (BNE)