The Montenegrin CEI Presidency, represented by Ambassador Milorad Šćepanović, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Montenegro and CEI National Coordinator of Montenegro, has recently paid a visit to the CEI Headquarters in Trieste. The main aim was to communicate the priorities and the calendar of events of this year’s Presidency.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Montenegro, Milan Rocen (see left) has recently received CEI Secretary General Ambassador Pfanzelter in Podgorica. The focus of the discussion between the distinguished interlocutors was the Montenegrin Presidency with the Initiative.

On 3-4 February, about 40 participants attended the First SEETAC Ministerial Conference in  Bucharest (Ramada Parc Hotel).

CEI Secretary General Gerhard Pfanzelter has recently attended in Gorizia, together with the Mayor of Gorizia, Mr. Ettore Romoli and the Mayor of Nova Gorica, Mr. Mirko Brulc, the launch of the first Italian-Slovenian European Group for Territorial Cooperation (EGCT).
EGCT is a recent  EU  project aimed to improve territorial cooperation at European level.

On 1 - 2 February 2010 the first Conference on the EU Strategy for the Danube Region was held in Ulm, Germany. Following the European Council’s request for the elaboration of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region, the European Commission intends to develop a framework for Danube cooperation and a common action plan, bearing in mind the three “NO’s”: no new budget, no new institutions and no new legislation.

The CEI Award addressed to the film that best interprets the contemporary reality and dialogue between cultures has been assigned to the Bulgarian director Kamen Kalev for the feature film “Eastern Plays”. The international jury has selected this film “for the capability to tell a story with efficiency and proportion, a story that is emblematic of the problems linked with globalisation and at the same time stresses the profound humanity of the leading characters”.  

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